Ugh! I’ve been down for the count for the last several days because of a nasty cold. At first, I thought it might be a touch of spring allergies, but definitely not. I have a cold. A real one. And it stinks. So, I’ve totally dropped off and have been taking great pains to try to recover.
Since I’ve had this nasty cold, I’ve been drinking a lot of this…
Herbal tea with honey and lemon. Herbal teas, without caffeine are warm and soothing to my sore throat. Drinking them has helped me stay hydrated (in addition to plenty of water), and also helped thin the mucous making me so contested (TMI?). Honey has natural antimicrobial properties and has long been used to help support health during illness, while lemon is a good source of vitamin C. Here in the south, it’s not uncommon to add a shot of bourbon to this concoction to help induce sleep too.
What home remedy to you rely on when you have a cold?
Marilyn Wright Yon, MS, RD, LD