We all suffer from common colds especially during the flu season. The flu symptoms such as runny nose, coughing, sneezing and phlegm throat can be successfully alleviated with the help of the following remedy.
The mixture of ginger, honey and lemon will make your immune system stronger; it will eliminate mucus and prevent other health issues.
The following recipe is very simple and only takes 15 minutes to prepare.
- 1 inch ginger
- 100 ml of water
- 100 g of honey
- 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
Put the water and ginger in a pot for about 10 minutes. Wait until the mixture is cool and then add the honey and lemon. You should leave it overnight. Then, store it in the fridge so that you can use it for up to a week.
Every morning before breakfast drink 40 ml of the remedy. You should repeat this for 40 consecutive days, then make a 2-week pause and repeat for another 40 days.
This way you will boost your immunity. If you want to reduce excess mucus and phlegm, boil the ingredients and bend over the pot and inhale the steam for 5 minutes.
Health benefits of the ingredients
Everyone knows how important water is for the body. Keeping the body well hydrated will loosen the mucus and eliminate it. Drinking enough water is also excellent for body detox.
Drinking warm water regulates the body temperature and cold water improves the function of the metabolism and the health of the immune system.
Honey has numerous health benefits such as alleviating inflammation as well as anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This natural super food is rich in antioxidants that help in the treatment of ulcers, wounds and allergies.
Honey is excellent for the immune system because it contains probiotic bacteria called lactobacillus kunkeei. It provides a relief for sore throat and irritations and also helps remove mucus and phlegm.
Lemons also have the ability to boost the immunity due to the high amounts of vitamin C and potassium. Lemons are very beneficial for alleviating inflammation, eliminating mucus, balancing pH levels, regulating nerve function, normalizing blood pressure, preventing fatigue and balancing hormones.
Ginger is very efficient for removing the mucus; it eliminates the phlegm after an infection and cleanses the lungs.
Ginger can prevent inflammation, fever and chills, relieves asthma problems and prevents morning sickness.