It’s cold and flu season again. If you hadn’t guessed, part of the reason I became more interested in coconut oil was because of it’s immune boosting properties. I am hoping that as I incorporate more and more coconut oil into my diet, that colds and flues won’t be such a problem. But the inevitable will probably still happen, and I will catch a cold here or there.
In fact, I have caught a few within the last month. BUT, with two of them I drank this tea, rested and drank a lot of water, and the next day was pretty much back to normal. Not bad results for such a simple routine.
However, on Friday, I thought I was catching a cold, but didn’t bother doing anything. By that night, I had a very sore throat. My husband offered to make me this tea, but I told him not to bother since it was so late. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning, with a running nose, ringing ears, throbbing sinuses, a painful throat, and an achy body. I was very sick. It was a lesson to me to always start immune boosting techniques right away!
I was truthfully so sick I thought I was going to be quite sick for a long while (or even have to go to the doctor). But using this tea, some other supplements, and hydro and heat therapy for my face and ears, I was actually back on my feet again the next day! I am still not all the way better yet (that’s what I get for delaying treatment), but I am still amazed at how quickly I have improved.
While it’s effectiveness does depend on your immune system, how bad of a bug you are fighting and whether you rest, among other things, this tea has certainly worked for me. And it’s no wonder- garlic honey, lemon juice, and coconut oil are all powerful immune boosters. By the way, I use at least two recipes of this in one day, to get over a cold.
Garlic, Honey, and Lemon Tea
8-12 cloves of crushed and peeled garlic, simmered in two cups of water for 10 minutes.
Strain. Add into the strained water
The juice from one fresh lemon
and honey to taste.
For even more immune boosting power, add 1-3 tablespoons of coconut oil at the end, and let it dissolve into the tea, before drinking.
Sip slowly throughout the day, or drink a half cup every hour
This post is part of Keeper of the Home’s Natural Home Remedies Carnival