With the cold weather the setting in, it makes us all a little more susceptible to catching colds and flu. One of the most frustrating symptoms of the common cold is a sore throat, and a cough to go with it.
If you suffer from allergies, or smoking related health problems, you can produce too much mucus anyway, and have a cold only compounds the problem. You should be aware of how much and what kind of mucus you are creating and make a note of any changes, clear fluid like mucus is quite normal. This elixir will help alleviate symptoms of excess mucus and reduce it overall.
One of the best ways to combat excess mucus is to drink plenty of water. It makes sense anyway, drinking water is one of the best ways to improve your general health, but you should really try to up your intake and see what it can do to your nose and throat tract. Lots of water will help the body flush out whatever it was originally trying to do in creating the mucus, and will sooth symptoms of a sore throat from coughing.
If you feel recovered from your cold but are still producing too much mucus, ginger is great a fixing this problem. While it is a great immune system boost which will ward off any infections, ginger stimulates blood flow, which helps excess mucous to be released from the lungs.
Honey is a natural antioxidants and contains a probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus kunkeei, which is known to boost the immune system. This healthy bacteria will secrete numerous natural compounds to kill off bacteria that threaten their territory.
The smooth silky texture of honey is a natural throat soother, and helps to smooth out the roughened muscle lining in the throat.
Lemon, as well as being high in vitamin C and having anti-inflammatory effects, it will also prevent dehydration and adrenal fatigue when your lymph system is hydrated your stress levels will be reduced, and your hormones can be regulated.
Recipe for Lemon-Ginger-Honey Drink
This recipe will create 2-3 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
- 100 grams of honey
- 100 ml of water
- 4 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 inch of ground ginger
- Mix the ground ginger and water.
- Boil the mixture for ten minutes.
- Once it has cooled, add the honey and lemon juice, then leave overnight.
- Store the drink in the fridge; you can use it for up to a week.
Consume 30-40 mL of the drink on an empty stomach every morning. Once consumed for 40 days, your immune system will be boosted. Take a break for two weeks, and then continue the treatment for an additional 40 days.