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How to Make the Best Natural Cold Remedy – a DIY

January 24, 2018
For sore throat, sneezing, or stuffy nose, the Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY is amazing
Looking for the best natural cold remedy around?  Do you have a sore throat?  Runny nose?  Non-stop sneezing?  Annoying congestion?  Or maybe your kids do.  Wondering how to get rid of this cold – FAST?  This natural cold remedy (it’s a simple tea!) is the BEST and it only takes a few ingredients you might already have – apple cider vinegar, lemon, ginger and honey.

For adults or kids, it's perfect for when you need to get rid of a cold - Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

A few times a year, especially during our busiest periods, when I feel run down, I inevitably come down with a cold.  For a while I thought I was covering all my bases to make it bearable – lots of water and citrus, nice soft tissues for my nose, etc.  I don’t really like to use over the counter medication for colds.  But they are just so annoying.  How do you get rid of a cold?  What’s the best natural cold remedy?
One day Laurier had a cold and ran into a lovely friend of ours, who is also a nutritionist, Connie.  Connie let Laurier in on a little secret – the best natural cold remedy she had come across.  Bonus – it only used a few ingredients that we already had in our pantry and fridge.
Laurier came home and told me about it, but for some reason I was skeptical.  Why?  I don’t know.  Maybe it just seemed to good to be true?  But he was willing to try it, and he did actually start to feel better.
Next time I had the first tickle of a sore throat (which is how my colds always start), Laurier pestered me to try Connie’s natural cold remedy.  Finally, without much optimism, I tried it.
It actually worked.
So before I get into the details of the remedy, I have to offer a little disclaimer.  I’m not a doctor, or a health professional, or a nutritionist.  I’m just a person who gets colds.  Maybe just like you!   I find this worked for me, so I asked Connie if I could share her awesome natural cold remedy with you and she said yes.
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I just want to say – I’ve had the most success with this cold remedy when I use it at the first sign of the cold.  Whether that’s just a little tickle in my throat, or just that odd feeling in my sinuses, that’s when you should make this tea.  Get rid of the cold before it really gets going!
I often find I get the throat tickle, drink the tea a few times and it goes away.  Sometimes it comes back a few days later, so I make the tea again and repeat.  This might happen a few times before the cold doesn’t come back.  No, the tea isn’t the most delicious tea I drink.  But it is a million times better than dealing with an actual cold, which is awesome!  AND, I love that making this tea is so much cheaper than buying expensive cold remedies!
Bonus: It’s easy to make!
Don’t miss the step-by-step photo instructions below the recipe!
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For sore throat, sneezing, or stuffy nose, the Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY is amazing
How to Make the Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

 This natural cold remedy (it's a simple tea!) is the BEST and it only takes a few ingredients you might already have - apple cider vinegar, lemon, ginger and honey.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Natural
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 1 knob fresh ginger
  • 1/4 fresh lemon
  • 1 tbsp apple cider
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Peel ginger (a spoon works great for this!), slice it and bring to a boil in about 1.5 cups water.  Simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, squeeze lemon into a mug.  Add apple cider and honey.

  3. After ginger tea is done boiling, add it to the mug.  I let the ginger pieces fall in too - they keep steeping as the tea cools.

  4. Drink this up to 3x a day as soon as you feel the first sign of a cold coming on!

  5. Enjoy! 😉

Nutrition Facts
How to Make the Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to Make the Best Natural Cold Remedy – a DIY – Step-by-Step Instructions

Ingredients for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

Ingredients to make the Best Natural Cold Remedy – a DIY

Peel ginger for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

Peel a little knob of ginger – a spoon is the easiest way to do this.

Boil ginger for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

Slice it up and add it to a pot with some water – probably around 1.5 cups if you’re going to make it fresh every time.  Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Squeeze lemon for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

While the ginger tea is simmering, squeeze 1/4 of a lemon into a mug.

Measure out apple cider vinegar for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

Measure honey for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the mug.

Add ginger water to cup for Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY

Add ginger water to the mug.  I also let the ginger fall in, so that it steeps some more as it cools.  Stir well to combine.

For sore throat, sneezing, or stuffy nose, the Best Natural Cold Remedy - a DIY is amazing

Errrr… enjoy!  Haha the taste is a little strong, but you get used to it.  I drink it 3 times/day if I can until the tickle in my throat disappears.  Now I’m trying to get my kids to drink it!

*** I know many of you will ask where I got my gorgeous mug!  It’s from Gina Cloud, at White Turtle Pottery.  She creates so many gorgeous pieces (and they are very affordable) – right on the tiny island we live on.  Check out her work here!

 

 

 

Looking for the best natural cold remedy around?  Do you have a sore throat?  Runny nose?  Non-stop sneezing?  Annoying congestion?  Or maybe your kids do.  Wondering how to get rid of this cold - FAST?  This natural cold remedy (it's a simple tea!) is the BEST and it only takes a few ingredients you might already have - apple cider vinegar, lemon, ginger and honey. #coldremedies #naturalcoldremedy #gingertea #applecidervinegar

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