Lady of the Mote's shared items

Monday, December 15, 2008


Cold and flu season is upon us,
both hubby and I have been hit hard,
so the past few days we have been eating
nothing but soups.

Our favorite home remedy,

Ginger Tea
4 cups water
4-5 inch piece of thick fresh ginger root
1 cinnamon stick
6 cloves
1 star anise
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1 green tea bag or tsp green tea leaves
dash of cayenne pepper

bring to boil cover,shut off heat let sit for 20 minutes
strain into a thermos
and sip thru-out the day
it sure helps,

Did you know that,
Antibiotics are not prescribed for colds and flu
because they are viral. Antibiotics only kill bacteria.

Do you have a home remedy to share?
I sure would appreciate it.

Have a blessed day,
Lady of the Mote


Shellmo said...

I hope you & your hubby feel better soon! Your remedy sounds great and I'll have to remember it for the next time - seems like the hubby & stepson are always getting the flu!

Dawnie said...

I hope you guys feel better soon also.

that tea sounds sooooo soothing and good.

I dont have any home remedies other than chicken soup...but I do have a blog friend that seems to specialize in homemade goodies..I will get her link!

Dawnie said...

Ok blogger messed up and didnt take my comment.

I hope you guys feel better soon. this tea sounds so soothing and good!

I dont have homemade remedies other than chicken soup which is as we all know very good when we are sick.

I have a blogging lady that specializes in homemade goodies--check her place out. You will be amazed!

Mimi said...

I hope you feel better soon.

My mom always made hot black tea with milk and sugar. I crave it when I'm ill.

Jan and Tom said...

Get better quickly!! The soup sounds good to me.

Envoy-ette said...

It's hit us too! And I thought Feb. was the month it would hit...
Hope you feel better!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I hope you all feel better soon! The tea sounds really good. We take a lot of Airborne and it seems to work for us.


Louise said...

The minute I start to feel icky I suck on a zinc lozenge and I take garlic capsules daily. So far I've not gotten too sick. I'm sure the garlic is the answer. I buy the odorless garlic capsules.

Patty said...

This is my first visit to yoru blog and I wanted to say hello. The tea sounds wonderful. Thanks for posting it.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Dear!


Mrs. Mordecai said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well! My favorite is a mug of hot water with a teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey. Easy, good, and effective. I also love the feeling of orange juice on my throat. Last time I had a cold, I juiced a bunch of tangerines and it was sourly satisfying.

Hope you fell better soon!

Mia said...

I am so sorry that you and your husband are ill. Unfortunately I do not have a foolproof remedy, but when I have a cold I like to take a teaspoonful of honey (every now and then) to ease the throat, and also to suck a clove of garlic in the mouth (soothing too, but also quite smelly to those around me...) I hope you will be feeling better soon.

Kwana said...

I hope you and the hubby are feeling better. I just found your fun blog. Thanks for the remedy.