Thursday, January 6, 2011

Homemade Recovery Remedy



Every second person in the country, including my other half, seems to be complaining of a Flu! For many it is a Common cold that doesn't require medical assistant but can be relieved by rest, fluids, vitamin C and some form of Analgesia -such as paracetamol- and of course lots of TLC!!!! 
When I was young, once anyone started to sniffle in the house my mother would juice lemons and oranges, add water and simmer with the peels for a few minutes. It was fairly bitter so a spoonful of sugar would sort that out. This remedy below is based on this drink and even tough it won't get rid of your cold it will help to improve some symptoms of a cold.
The Vitamin C from the citric fruits help to fight off infections and helps to build up your immune system when sick. It is a powerful anti-oxidant and helps the body to repair cells at times of sickness!
It has also been well documented that honey and ginger help the immune system and are recommended for times when you are feeling a little run down. It is so important to keep hydrated when sick so this drink makes the perfect tonic!



Homemade Recovery Remedy

Ingredients
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp honey
1inch knob Ginger, peeled and chopped

Method
1. Juice the orange and lemon into a pint glass.
2. Add the ginger and honey and top up with boiling water.
3. Allow to sit for a few minutes then pass through a sieve for a smooth drink.
4. Taste and add more honey, if required.



7 comments:

Brownieville Girl said...

I have never heard of simmering the juice with the peels - do you still do that part?

I find it very hard to get my lot to take the manuka honey, so have compromised with local honey instead.

Hope all are better soon.

Nessa Robins said...

I don't simmer the peels in this recipe but I expect my mother did so to extract as much as possible from the fruits.
I try to add honey without the kids noticing it- like in smoothies. I think any type of honey is fantastic!

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Magali said...

Great post, very timely!
Do we really need to heat it up?? I worry about destroying the vitamin C...

Nessa Robins said...

Thanks for your comment-That is a good point Magali! Cool water could be added but as there is already half a glass of juice, the boiling water is merely heating up the drink and it requires no further boiling. I feel a hot drink is more soothing when one is feeling under the weather!

Kitchen Cabinets said...

This drink will improve our skin quality and make it supple and glowing.

Nessa Robins said...

Absolutely- this drink makes for a wonderful start to the day!!

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