How to make honey and lemon as a throat remedy

Every year, with the arrival of the change of season and the beginning of both autumn and particularly winter, it is very common that peaks begin to occur with respect to the increase in cases of flu and colds, basically for something very simple: the viruses that cause of both diseases survive better during the colder times. To this we must add that, in general, the change of season tends to weaken our defenses, so that cold and excessive humidity we must join the temperature changes that we usually suffer as a result of the heater or radiator that we have at home or in work, which we keep active before going out on the street.

When it comes to preventing the spread of influenza, it is appropriate and convenient to maintain recommended health and hygiene habits, such as: following a varied and balanced diet rich in fresh and natural foods (especially fruits and vegetables), washing your hands regularly, especially when you sneeze or cough on them or when you go to eat, precisely if you are going to cough or sneeze, always cover your mouth or nose, ventilate the rooms and common spaces properly, exercise regularly and If you use disposable handkerchiefs, put them in a plastic bag and throw them away immediately.

In addition to increasing defenses naturally, to strengthen our immune system, there are certain remedies that can be very helpful. In recent years the habit of drinking has become very popular warm water with lemon fasting, a remedy that is even ideal for cold seasons, for its antiviral and antibacterial action. It is also known the honey and lemon remedy, an option advised in a traditional way to alleviate both throat infection and itching. A while ago we talked to you about how to make a honey and lemon syrup. On this occasion we want to discover how to make the most traditional remedy, without the syrup form.

How to prepare the honey and lemon remedy

It is a truly simple and easy to make remedy since you only need lemon, honey and water, in the following quantities:

  • 1 lemon
  • Between 3 to 4 teaspoons of honey
  • Half a glass of water

To make this remedy is as simple as washing the lemon, splitting it in half and squeezing it to obtain its juice with the help of a juicer. Put in a saucepan the equivalent of half a glass of water and heat a little, without boiling. Add the lemon juice and teaspoons of honey, mix well and sip, little by little.

If you want you can drink this drink several times a day, until the discomfort that you feel in the throat is relieved. Yes, remember that it is not advisable for children under 1 year old to take honey, for risk of botulism. If you want to learn and know more about it, we recommend you read our article Why babies can not eat honey.

Images | Cinnamon Vogue / various brennemans This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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