I have been a little under the weather the past several days. I, at first, thought it was just allergies, then got a little worse, so I thought probably a cold. Well, yesterday, I lost my voice, had lots of drainage, and felt like I was coughing up my lungs. RELIEF WAS NEEDED ASAP! I tend to be extremely stubborn when it comes to taking medicine…I like to be as all natural as possible. From earlier research, I knew honey and lemon were good for colds, but I didn’t know how to take them. I went to the lovely information packed Internet, and used Swagbucks to search for “honey and lemon for bronchitis” (I was sure I had bronchitis, as my mom was just diagnosed with it, and my symptoms were the same as hers). There it was…a few search results down…Honey Lemon Cough and Cold Remedy. I had the three required ingredients on hand…raw honey, lemon, and garlic cloves. I whipped this syrup up and started taking a teaspoonful every 30 minutes for the first couple of hours, then a teaspoonful every couple of hours before I went to bed. As the evening went on, I started coughing less, feeling less congested, and my voice started slowing coming back! I went to bed and slept until 4:00 a.m. when I had another coughing attack. I got up and took another teaspoonful of this wonderful homemade cough syrup, and within 15 minutes or so the coughing subsided. I have continued taking a teaspoonful every 2-3 hours today, and though not 100% better, I am definitely feeling better than I have been the last few days. This is definitely a home remedy I will keep bookmarked!
Until next time!
~ jenn ~