I have been making this cough remedy for my kids and it works magic, especially when they’ve got very dry irritating cough. Its so soothing…
I usually use ginger, honey, lemon and lime but this time I added apple cider vinegar. Apple cider is great source of Vitamin A, B6, C and other minerals, which helps kids fight infections and diseases.
Ginger works magic even when chewed alone. Ginger works as an expectorant, which helps loosens and expel mucous from the lungs/chest cavity. Also, it stops that painful tickle at the back of the throat.
Honey, on the other contains antiviral properties that could inhibit viral activities from colds. However, honey is not suitable for children under 12months, especially wild honey as it may contain spores of clostridium botulinum, which when ingested by infants can cause serious health problems.
Lemon and lime, we know contains Vitamin C which helps strengthen the immune system and also treat cold symptoms.
Here is how you can make your own cold buster;
1 and 1/2 lemon (squeezed)
1 lime (squeezed)
3 tablespoons honey
40g ginger (skin peeled)
1 cup water
1 tablespoons Apple Cider vinegar
3 Strawberries to flavour (sliced)
Place ginger in a blender with water and blend until smooth.
Squeeze the lemon and lime using an electric or manual squeezer: add it to the blended ginger mix.
Then add honey and apple cider vinegar.
Mix well and strain, using a sieve.
Bottle the syrup, add the sliced strawberries and store in the fridge, it can last for up to 3 weeks.