Homemade remedies for these in-between seasonal allergies, colds and flu

For years the kitchen was also used as the “medicine-cupboard;” so I’m going to share a few recipes and other tips, that will ban that sore throat, flu-/cold-symptoms and body aches, for good!  And keep allergies at bay! Do, however, replace or leave out an ingredient, if you are allergic.

J’M Sip


1 Golden delicious apple

3 cm chunk fresh ginger root


Juice the apple, ginger and ½ medium lemon (unwaxed).

Pour ½ of it into a mug and top with hot (but not boiling) water.

Add 1 tsp of Manuka honey, stir well and enjoy!

Hot toddy

Ingredients for the basic brew

750ml water

½ cup ginger, washed and sliced

4 to 5 sprigs of fresh thyme

2 garlic cloves, whole

For each cup

2 tbsp lemon juice

1tsp raw honey

Pinch of cayenne pepper


Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

Simmer gently for 20 minutes.

Place the lemon, honey and cayenne pepper in a cup for each serving, then strain the tea into the cup and stir until the honey has dissolved.


Cough syrup


1 turnip, thinly sliced

¼ cup raw honey or brown sugar


Layer a few slices of turnip in a bowl, then sprinkle with sugar or drizzle with honey.

Repeat the layers and allow it to stand for at least 4 hours (the honey or sugar will draw out the expectorant juices).

Take 2 teaspoons of syrup every 1 – 2 hours until the symptoms

Mustard bath


¼ cup English mustard powder

½ cup coarse sea salt

½ cup bicarbonate of soda


Combine all the ingredients and place it in an airtight container.

Use ¼ cup of the mixture in a bath – soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

Allergies getting you down?

Combine the following as a tea:

Stinging nettle





Let all the ingredients steep for at least 30 minutes, then strain and drink it with honey and lemon.

Stuffy nose

Mix a ¼ teaspoon salt and a ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda in warm water.

Sniff the above.  This will not only clear the nose, but salt have natural anti-inflammatory- and anti-inflammation properties. 

Sore throat

Gargle with salt water or colloidal silver.

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

Using the rind of 2 – 3 lemons and 2 – 3 grapefruits, peel the fruits and, using only the peels, cover it with water 93 inches / 7.77 cm above the peels). 

Put a lid on and let it simmer for 2 hours.

DO NOT take the lid off until it cools completely.

If you want to, add some honey.

This can be taken every 2 hours; 1 tablespoon.  It will help to bring up the phlegm from your lungs, detox the body and boost your immune system.  Once you are healthy, you can stop drinking this.

A daily intake of vitamin C, a good multi-vitamin, a healthy diet, sunshine, fresh air and exercise, cannot be underestimated.  If you live in the Northern Hemisphere (and/or are elderly living anywhere in the world), it is vital that you take a vitamin D supplement.  This not only boosts the immune system but also keep depression at bay!  If you do feel “under the weather,” you can add Selenium and Zinc as well (unless it is already in your multi-vitamin complex). 

For those who don’t eat red meat, or only now and again, make sure to have your iron-levels checked.  Iron plays a key role in keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Probiotics and colloidal silver, are two more products that can help to keep your immune system healthy and strong.  These are all natural remedies.  However, if your symptoms get worse, it is best to seek help from a health practitioner. 

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