Sip on this hot soothing drink to open sinuses, soothe colds and the flu, and make your throat feel better. The Honey Lemon Cold and Flu Remedy Drink is a tasty natural and healthy way to feel better soon!
More ways to feel better
Looking for healthy sore throat and cold remedies? Well I have this delicious elixir tonic for you! This is one of the easiest, tastiest cold and flu remedies you’ll find.
You may also enjoy this Hot Toddy Recipe as a way to feel a bit better.
I originally posted this recipe back in 2011 when I shared a few of my favorite homemade things to make you feel better.
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Easy to make
It’s super easy to make, even if you’re just home alone. Squeeze a lemon, toss a few ingredients into a cup, and microwave. Or, you can make it on the stove top if you prefer.
It has 4 simple ingredients that are in most kitchens: lemon, honey, cayenne, and water. That’s it!
And, no vinegar to choke down in this one (like in so many of the home remedy drinks you’ll find on the internet).
I like to use natural remedies to make people feel better whenever I can.
I know there’s no substitute for real medicines when those are needed, but natural remedies are great ways to feel better and know that they’re healthy and that they aren’t going to put more drugs in your body. And, this isn’t intended as medical advice. This is my experience.
Heck, even healthy people might enjoy this drink.
Don’t give this to children under 1 year old, as honey isn’t safe for them.
I think this drink helps to sooth kinds of ailments.
This is one of my go to drinks during cold and flu season. It cuts phlegm, and helps relieve a cough.
For Sore Throats
Sometimes coughs are associated with sore throats, and this will help soothe a sore throat as well.
For Colds and flu
This Cold and Flu Remedy Drink, with its simple ingredients, will help knock out cold and flu viruses right when you feel them coming on. It’s a little help to speed up your recovery. You won’t believe how powerful a few simple ingredients can be! And how tasty they are in the process. Give this natural flu remedy a try.
Might promote weight loss
As it helps with my digestive system, making me feel calm and nice, I do feel like it helps promote weight loss. I also feel like it revs my metabolism up.
And, for sure, it helps wake you up in the mornings. That sunny lemon flavor and bright cheery bite of cayenne, this is the best morning drink since coffee.
So, I don’t drink it for weight loss, but I feel like it helps. Personally, I think better weight loss comes from working out and eating healthy foods. But, that’s a post for another day.
Now, let’s take a look at the simple ingredients…
It has antibacterial properties, which can fight infections and help you heal from a cold.
Honey helps soothes inflamed tissue, so a sore throat will feel better soon.
lemons are loaded with healthy vitamin C and antioxidants. They taste great. They have antibacterial and analyzing properties that fight infections. Lemon will increase perspiration, which may help combat a fever associated with colds and flu.
Taking vitamin C at the first sign of a cold to stop the cold in its tracks may be just an old wives tale, or how mom always told you, but some studies have found that regular vitamin C consumption can cut the severity of cold symptoms.
It’s thought that vitamin C increases production of white blood cells, which are instrumental in fighting infections.
Cayenne pepper works on mucus to break it up and keep it moving, so congestion is relieved.
And of course, like your doctor always told you, drink lots of fluids. This helps keep everything moving through the body, and hopefully helps move the yucky stuff out more quickly.
And, besides…this drink just tastes good! It’s good. It soothes and coats. It’s comforting. It tastes yummy.
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Honey Lemon Cold and Flu Remedy Drink Recipe
Honey Lemon Cold and Flu Remedy Drink
- half of a lemon
- 1 teaspoon mild tasting honey
- dash cayenne pepper
- Squeeze half a lemon into a mug. Add about 1 teaspoon of a mild flavored honey (can be more or less according to your tastes). Add a dash of cayenne pepper. Fill the remainder of the mug with filtered water, and microwave 1 minute until hot.
- Place a kettle with water on the stove on high heat. Bring water to almost a boil. While water heats, squeeze half a lemon into a mug. Add about 1 teaspoon of a mild flavored honey (can be more or less according to your tastes). Add a dash of cayenne pepper. Fill the remainder of the mug with the hot water.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.