The Home Medicine Chest

First and foremost be sensible. If symptoms persist go to your doctor.
However, there are certain things you can do to help those minor things that affect us all from time to time and they may be worth a try too.

Whilst you have your lemons and ginger about, if you are making the lemon marmalade, here is a good homemade cough syrup. Keep it in the fridge.

2 lemons scrubbed and thinly sliced.

6 teaspoons grated fresh ginger.

 Honey as needed.

In a glass jar layer the lemon slices and grated ginger until jar is full. Pour honey into jar. Store in fridge for 2 weeks before using. Then take 1-2 teaspoons of the liquid 3 times per day as needed, for coughs and sore throats.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea taken twice a day can help relieve flu symptoms such as headache, sore throat and congestion. Make the tea by steeping [soaking for a decent amount of time] 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger in a cup of hot water. Make sure not to exceed your ginger intake by more than 4 grams of ginger a day as it can cause irritation of the mouth, heartburn and diarrhea if taken in excess.

Lemon and Ginger

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    Bernice said,

    I love ginger tea made from the ginger root. I will have to make up some of your homemade cough remedy to have it on hand since it is cold and flu season! I am pinning it on my board! Thanks for the info.


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