Fighting Off Colds and Flus with a Home Remedy #HBSocialKitchen

Colds and Flus are an inevitable part of winter, especially when you have kids. When illness hits, runny noses, fever, and sore throats leave me hunting for natural ways to fight back. While there are many products that can help you feel better, nothing works as well as curling up under a big blanket with a favourite book and a hot cup of healing. When I’m not fighting flus with this home remedy, this combination of natural foods helps get me going in the morning. In fact it works as well, if not better than my morning cup of coffee. Shhhhhhhh

This recipe is one that I got from my step mom. Since she gave it to me many years ago I have used it every year with my family when we just aren’t feeling our best. It warms you up from the inside out, soothes sore throats, and has magical healing properties. Ok maybe they aren’t that magical. Ginger is great for upset tummies and honey and lemon are known for their bacteria-killing properties and ability to reduce soreness and irritation of a sore throat. All three together with a little cinnamon and it’s a recipe that not only heals, but tastes great.

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What you’ll need:

  • Hot water
  • 1/2 a lemon, or 1.5 tbsp lemon juice (like ReaLemon)
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • Honey to taste
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Place lemon, ginger, honey and cinnamon in a mug. Bring water to a boil and pour over the ingredients in the cup. Stir. Wait 5-10 minutes to cool and then drink.

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It’s an easy drink that is made even easier with the addition of the new, hot red 1.7 Litre Stainless Steel Cordless Kettle from Hamilton Beach. From making my home remedies, to my daughter’s porridge in the morning this kettle is up for the challenge. It now joins our Breakfast Sandwich maker and Go Sport Blender as a regular in our morning routine.

The Cordless kettle features:

  • 360° cordless portability with auto shut-off
  • Concealed heating element
  • 1500 watts of power for rapid boiling
  • Boil-Dry protection
  • Water scale filter
  • On/off light
  • Cool touch handle
  • Water Window

With other great product perfect for breakfast or and time, like their brand new Breakfast Wrap Maker, Food Dehydrator, red-hot blenders, coffee makers and kettles plus innovative collaborations with partners like JAMBA JUICE, it’s a sure thing that Hamilton Beach Knows Breakfast!

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133 opinions on “Fighting Off Colds and Flus with a Home Remedy #HBSocialKitchen”

  1. we have similar to yours – only hot water and honey – yours looks better – going to try it next time 🙂 Happy Halloween

  2. On weekends we love making breakfast wraps with scrambled eggs & cheese, chopped up turkey bacon and sautéed onions, mushrooms, red peppers. Yum! Thanks for the chance to win such a great looking kettle.

  3. My must-have breakfast dish is oatmeal with brown sugar and apple. Lots of fibre, lots of flavour and not a lot of calories — a winning combination for me! 🙂

  4. My fave home remedy for the flu (which I currently have) is honey mixed with black pepper. Take 1 spoonful of that and it will help clear your lungs of congestion!

  5. My homemade remedy for a nagging cough is to take a good tablespoon of pure honey!! It works better than any of those cough syrups on the shelf!! Of course not for young children 🙂

  6. I make a lemon ginger honey tumeric tea when I start to feel a cold coming on. It really helps sooth a sore throat. I’m not a fan of the taste, but it works 🙂

  7. I drink an apple cider vinegar, honey and hot water tea for colds. My mom used to give this to me when I was a kid and it really works. Some people can’t handle the smell or taste but I was raised on it:)

  8. My favourite home remedy is to do a nasal rinse with a mixture of water, salt and baking soda. It really helps to combat congestion!

  9. I don’t have any real home remedy as I can’t stomach honey and lemon. When I was little, my Dad always made me poached eggs when I was sick, and I make eggs for the kids!

  10. Great for many things……..boil fresh ginger or grate some into your cup of boiling water, add a tsp. sugar and a hint of cinnamon. I start my day every morning with a cup of this awesomeness! Great for colds, sinuses, arthritis, diabetes, the list goes on!

  11. Our favorite breakfast is Belgium waffles with strawberries (or any berries) and whipped cream. For me my home remedy is just lots of hot tea. If my mom is visiting she makes me her chicken soup.

  12. my fave home remedy is taking apple cidar vinegar every day! It helps with colds. I also take honey, lemon and caynine pepper for sore throats.

  13. i don’t have a home remedy…for breakfast, i like to use the HB breakfast sandwich maker, with an English muffin, egg, and cheese – quick, easy, delicious and nutritious!

  14. I don’t really have a home remedy, but I like sipping on hot green tea with lemon or sometimes with raw honey!! my hubby has a home remedy but I don’t like his he puts whiskey into his!

  15. I love to make oatmeal, add some blueberries and boiling water, by the time I get to work, its just the right temp and fully cooked

  16. My favorite home remedy is the age old Chicken Soup but I add some red pepper flakes to it. Helps to clear the sinus problems.

  17. We don’t have any of our own home remedies (though i’ve tried plenty of other peoples home remedies over the years). No matter how i’m feeling i’m always willing to eat a yummy BLT for breakfast. If I’ve got a cold I tend to go heavy on the tomato and swap in spinach. More veggies can never be a bad thing.

  18. To fight colds I usually eat alot of spicy foods, and take alot of baths. So not a particular remedy. Still searching!

  19. My cold remedy is similar to yours but without the ginger. I like to toss a camomile and peppermint teabag into the mix.

    As for breakfast, if I have time and know ahead of time I need it I’ll make a baked casserole type dish with shredded hasbrown potatoes, eggs, a Pepper jack and marble cheese mixture, black beans, red and green peppers, green onions, salt and pepper, and a bit of cayenne. Not too spicy though, unless I know who’s eating it.

  20. Our remedy is honey, lemon and ginger root which now comes in capsules, then for the sinuses get a towel, put it over your head at the kitchen sink and run your water as hot as it will go, then fill up your sink and suck in the steam, if I have to I do it twice, works every time.

  21. I make a homemade chicken soup , use medicated ointment on the chest is a must when feeling under the weather and take vitamin D everyday 🙂

  22. I would put my right arm on the line for Oil of Oregano for colds and sinus infections! My doctor actually recommended it. I use a Qtip and dab far as possible in my nostril, a few times a day. Its burns for about 30 seconds but totally works!

  23. Nobody can pour a bowl of cereal like me! 😀 For the flu we just add raw honey to everything and keep our fluids up. I’m more about prevention than cures I guess :/

  24. My go to is drinking water and a few drops of oregano oil when i am feeling sick or when I feel like I might be coming down with something. The oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, so it helps!

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