Simple Home Remedy for a Cold


Aunt Linda here. I am keeping it very simple today. The “little grey cells” are not at their best while my body fights off a cold, and so I have shelved what I had planned for today’s post.   We are going with the “less is more” approach to colds – and life.

Honey bees give us so much – lemons and honey are just two.

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So todays recipe is simple:  heat water to almost boiling. Find a favorite cup. Squeeze in as much lemon juice as you would like. Add honey. This is soothing for the throat – and the raw honey and lemon juice seem to have alkalizing properties for the body. Interestingly, I have read that processed honey will make your body more acidic.

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I added some honey comb, but that is just because I had it on hand. Use whatever honey you have. It occurred to me that the wax just might “exfoliate” the throat. But that is nothing more than a hunch.

In that vein, I added some salted pistachios to further “exfoliate” my throat – I felt like the magic of honey and lemon might work better.

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Until Next time!



2 thoughts on “Simple Home Remedy for a Cold

  1. I loved the simplicity and the beauty of this post. My Japanese babysitter would give me hot lemon “tea” with honey when I had a cold and it has always been a comforting “go to” for me when I feel unwell. Thanks for the reminder, and as always, the beautiful photographs that make your recipes come alive.


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