The honey and lemon remedy is ideal and beneficial in case of a sore or sore throat. Find out how to easily do it at home and enjoy its most interesting benefits.
Every year, with the arrival of the change of season and the beginning of both autumn and particularly winter, it is very common that peaks begin to occur with respect to the increase in cases of flu and colds, mainly due to something very simple: the causing viruses of both diseases survive better during colder times. To this we must add that, in general, the change of season tends to weaken our defenses, so that to the cold and excessive humidity we must add the changes in temperature that we usually suffer as a result of the heater or radiator that we have at home or in work, which we keep active before going out.
When it comes to preventing the spread of the flu , it is appropriate and convenient to maintain recommended health and hygiene habits, such as: following a varied and balanced diet rich in fresh and natural foods (especially fruits and vegetables), washing your hands regularly, especially when you sneeze or cough on them or when you go to eat, precisely if you are going to cough or sneeze, always cover your mouth or nose, adequately ventilate rooms and common spaces, exercise regularly and If you use disposable tissues, put them in a plastic bag to immediately throw them away.
In addition to increasing the defenses in a natural way, to strengthen our immune system, there are certain remedies that can be of great help. In recent years, the habit of drinking warm water with lemon on an empty stomach has become very popular, a remedy that is even ideal for cold seasons, due to its antiviral and antibacterial action. The honey and lemon remedy is also known, an option recommended in a certainly traditional way when it comes to relieving both throat infection and itchiness. A while ago we talked to you about how to make a honey and lemon syrup. This time we want to discover how to make the most traditional remedy, without the form of syrup.
How to prepare the honey and lemon remedy:
It is a truly simple and easy remedy to make since you only need lemon, honey and water, in the following quantities:
- 1 lemon
- Between 3 to 4 teaspoons of honey
- Half a glass of water
To prepare this remedy, it is as simple as washing the lemon well, cutting it in half and squeezing it to obtain its juice with the help of a juicer. Put the equivalent of half a glass of water in a saucepan and heat a little, without boiling. Add the lemon juice and the teaspoons of honey mix well and sip, little by little.
If you wish, you can take this drink several times a day, until the discomfort you feel in your throat is relieved. Of course, remember that it is not advisable for children under 1 year of age to take honey, due to the risk of botulism. If you want to learn and know more about it, we recommend you read our article why can’t babies eat honey.