The BBC today reported that winter is a long way from over, and I arrived at the office recently to discover 2 colleagues had all but lost their voice! So I think it’s safe to say we are still in the midst of cold and flu season…
It’s a while since I vlogged, but I made it a new year’s resolution to vlog more. I love talking to you all, probably as much as I love writing! So, I have made a video of me making this recipe at home, which you can see on my new YouTube channel here. I’d LOVE it if you could subscribe and I’m hoping to keep the channel regularly updated 🙂
Sore Throat & Cough Natural Remedy Recipe Ingredients
- 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbs manuka Honey
- 1 Tbs water
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 2 Tbs coconut oil (warm slightly before adding if solid)
- ¼ t ground ginger or 1.2 t grated fresh ginger
- ¼ t cayenne pepper (may be left out for young children)
- 4 Capsules Bee Prepared immune support daily defence- open capsules & add powder
Sore Throat & Cough Natural Remedy Recipe Method
Combine all ingredients except capsule contents in a small saucepan over a very low heat briefly, just until runny. Remove from heat, add Bee Prepared capsules contents, stir well & pour into a jar or bottle. Shake well & store in fridge. Shake well again before serving.
May be lightly warmed before taking, as coconut oil may cause cough mixture harden. Not suitable for those under 2 years as honey is not recommended for young children. 1-2 tsps per serving. May also be added to warm water for a soothing hot drink.
Sore Throat & Cough Natural Remedy Why These Ingredients Work?
Apple cider vinegar helps neutralise the body which turns alkaline when sick and helps to thin the mucus.
Honey is anti-a lot of things – antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral.
Lemon juice is also antibacterial and antiviral, loaded with vitamin C and thought to help reduce phlegm
The lauric acid in coconut oil in antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that coconut oil can bolster a weakened immune system by raising white blood cell count
Ginger is soothing for scratchy throats and coughs and anti-inflammatory
Cayenne pepper helps warm the body, stimulates the release of mucous build up in the sinus and respiratory passages whilst making you sweat, lowering a fever and helping eliminate toxins.