It’s never a fun situation when you have a persistent cough and cold. Your kitchen ingredients can always work better than commercial treatments minus the associated side effects! Honey is a miracle cure for cold and cough. Honey is best consumed in drink form and here are some honey drink recipes for cough and cold:

HONEY FOR COUGH AND COLD

RECIPE 1

Obtain an 8 ounce canning jar. Quarter a whole lemon and place the slices in the jar. Grate a 1.5” square nob of ginger and add to the jar. Mix and add enough raw honey to fill the jar while stirring the mixture. Soak for a few hours and then add 1 or 2 teaspoons of the mixture to hot water and drink. Make sure you store the concoction in fridge.

RECIPE 2

Place 1 teaspoon pepper and 1 tablespoon raw honey in a mug and then cover with 1 cup boiling water. Give it stir to disperse the pepper flakes and melt in the honey. Steep for 10 minutes, stir once more, and drink in its entirety. Repeat 1-2 times a day as needed to loosen mucous.

RECIPE 3

You need juice of ½ lemon, 2 tablespoons raw honey and 1 pinch of cinnamon. Squeeze the lemon juice into the warm water- it should be a little hot but not boiling. Stir in the honey and cinnamon and drink away.

RECIPE 4

Liquorice root is both an expectorant and demulcent, simultaneously soothing your airways while loosening and thinning mucous, easing congestion. Liquorice and honey tea can effectively and quickly help you get rid of cough and cold! Bring 8 ounces of fresh water to a boil and place 2 tablespoons of dried liquorice root in a mug. Cover with water and steep for 10-15 minutes. Drink the entire cup up to 2 times daily.