As an extremely effective home remedy, honey has always been used to fight colds and their symptoms such as fever, headache, cough and colds. These are usually virus-related infections in which the use of e.B. antibiotics is completely useless. In addition, the body usually fights off these pathogens itself, i.e. on its own. If a corresponding infection is caused by a weakened immune system, honey as an extremely effective and above all side-effect-free and over-the-counter home remedy can help to alleviate the symptoms.
Honey is considered an ancient home remedy in folk medicine. With its valuable ingredients such as minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes and phenols with their antiseptic and disinfecting properties, honey can naturally help strengthen the immune system and effectively alleviate cold symptoms.
In general, you should treat yourself to sufficient sleep, rest and warmth in case of colds. Fever should also not be reduced by force. It is an expression of the natural struggle of the immune system against the pathogens. Rather, it is important to support the body so that it can cope with the disease more easily and quickly.
Below we have put together some honey recipe ideas that can help you and your body in the fight against coughs, colds and the like.
Hot milk with ginger and honey
Bring 2-3 slices of peeled ginger to the boil in about 250 ml of milk. Allow to cool to 35 degrees and then add 1 tsp honey (e.B. honey-schmidt fir honey). Still drink hot in small sips.
Herbal tea with honey and propolis
Here is a recipe for a good herbal mixture against cough (alternatively you can also use ready-made herbal tea):
- 40 grams of thyme
- 20 grams Huflattich
- 20 grams Spitzwegerich
- 20 grams of king candle flowers
- 20 grams fennel
Pour 1 tbsp of this herb mixture with boiling water and leave to draw for at least 5 minutes. Drain and allow the tea to cool to 35 degrees. Add 1 tbsp honey (e.B. honey-schmidt forest honey) and 20 drops of 30% propolis tincture.
Ginger with pure honey
Many people can't imagine eating pure ginger. Raw ginger, however, contains very valuable nutrients and helps with numerous ailments. Magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin C and other essential oils make ginger in combination with the valuable ingredients of honey in case of colds a true miracle weapon. The sharpness of the ginger comes from the gingerol, which is highly concentrated in raw ginger. Raw ginger is also recommended because .B vitamin C is very sensitive to heat and unfolds its full strength in raw ginger.
It is important that they peel the ginger beforehand and generally prefer ginger in organic quality. It is best to rinse the ginger briefly under warm water. Chew 2x daily you 2 slices of ginger together with 1 tsp honey (e.B. honey-schmidt forest honey).
Important: Ginger has a blood thinning effect and is not recommended in combination with blood thinning medications.
Homemade onion-honey cough juice
Admittedly, it sounds accustomed, but this homemade cough juice with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties immediately relieves cough complaints.
Cut a medium onion into small cubes and place in a bowl. The smaller the cubes, the more likely the juice is to form. Now pour over with the honey (as our honey-schmidt fir honey recommends). Stand the mixture covered for 1 night and let it pass through.
Drain through a fine sieve and fill in a clean container. Squeeze the remaining onions and shave the juice as well. The finished cough juice stays in the fridge for a few days.
If necessary, eat a teaspoon several times a day.
Gurgling with honey
Gurgling soothes the neck and relieves the irritation of the throat. For this purpose, mix 200 ml of water with 2 teaspoons of honey (we recommend our honey-schmidt forest honey) and 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Gurgle several times a day.