Posts Tagged ‘natural medicine’
February 19, 2013 by Emily
I don’t know where you live, but here in Baltimore the weather has been going nuts! In the past couple weeks it’s snowed, been 70 degrees and snowed again! And it is doing a number on my body, drastic changes in temperature (along with being a teacher) always leaves me susceptible to colds and sore throats.
Modern cough and cold medicine makes me feel goofy and ruins my day (why are the walls moving?!), so I’m always up to trying a natural remedy before I break out the chemical big-guns. Which is where preserved lemons and ginger in honey comes in.
This isn’t a miracle cure, but it helps because lemon has loads of Vitamin C, immune boosting properties and helps cut the phlegm(ew, sorry…but it needed to be said), the honey coats your throat and is naturally antibacterial and by adding the ginger you have the added benefit of helping your circulation and being a tummy tamer!
What You’ll Need:
2 Organic Lemons , Quartered and Sliced
3 inch section of Ginger, Peeled and Sliced
-Mix the ginger and lemon then place in a small glass jar.
-Top with honey then allow the honey to fill in all the gaps, then top off again. Repeat until all air pockets are filled.
-Cover and place in the fridge to use when needed.
Immediately the lemons will release a lot of juice and this will be very runny, but as time passes the peel of the lemon will release pectin (a natural thickener) and will begin to firm up, don’t worry it’s still good though!
A spoonful of this, straight from the jar or in your tea (or hot toddy!!) will help soothe your scratchy throat in a jiff!