This is my personal cold/flu remedy. If you are feeling under the weather then use the ingredients below! I have also listed the properties of each ingredient for your reference.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects cells from oxidative damage. Plus, getting enough vitamin C helps the immune system keep colds and flu at bay. Drinkinglemon water daily ensures your body gets a sizable amount of vitamin C daily.
The flowers, leaves, and oil of thyme have been used to treat bedwetting, diarrhea, stomach ache, arthritis, colic, sore throat, cough, including whooping cough, bronchitis, flatulence, and as a diuretic, to increase urination.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory, and it is often used to treat symptoms of a compromised immune system including bacterial infections and nausea. See more here.
- 1 lemon
- 1 4-inch piece of ginger
- 4 sticks of thyme
- Scrape the skin of the ginger and then chop into fine pieces
- Cut the lemon in half and then squeeze into the pot
- Pull the leaves off of the thyme and then place in the pot
- Let everything boil for 10 minutes