Simply mix a teaspoon of raw honey and a tsp. of cinnamon and swallow it down. If it is too sweet to take like that, add a bit of warm water and make a sort of tea out of it. Raw honey and cinnamon are wonderful, all natural germ fighters. This you can take as often as needed for coughing. I suggested it to everyone in my church choir as we have a concert Sunday and most everyone was coughing up a storm.
This one has a few more ingredients but is wonderful for a cough and/or sore throat.
- 1 Tbsp. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Bragg's)
- 1 Tbsp. Water
- 1/4 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Tsp. Freshly Grated Ginger Root (or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger)
- 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced very finely (or 1/4 Tsp. Powdered Garlic)
- 1 Tbsp. Raw honey, melted if solid.
Take 1-2 Tbsp. as needed. No need to refrigerate unless you won't use it up in 2-3 days. Also, don't sniff it. I say this because this stuff smells a little...umm...stinky. Raw apple cider vinegar has a much stronger smell than the processed stuff I was used to so this, to me, does not have the most pleasant smell. The taste isn't bad but, whew, that smell will get you!
Here is a little testimony to the effectiveness of Remedy 2. While I was typing up this post, my mom called me to ask if I would refill the jar I gave her with some more. She has been plagued with massive coughing fits lately and regular cough syrup wasn't doing a thing for her. Even the prescriptions from her doctor weren't cutting the mustard. I had mixed this up that day and sent it home to her. She took 1 dose and didn't cough but once or twice the whole night. That hasn't happened in a while. Now she wants a refill in case it starts again. I love home remedies that work better than pharmaceuticals!
I have not personally tried this one but it comes from a blogger I trust.
She suggests taking this daily to boost immune system. I will try it once I get some elderberries.
It would benefit everyone to research what a wonder raw honey, cinnamon, raw ACV and garlic are. Antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial....the list goes on and on. Every pantry should be stocked with them.