I have a sore throat which I have no doubt will turn into a full blown cold which means that I’m likely to spend the few days off that I have with the kids during half term in one of two ways. Either snuggled up on the sofa with them moaning that they want to be out doing things, or actually out doing things with me moaning that I want to be at home snuggled up on the sofa.
So, I’m currently sat here with my favourite cold remedy…..
…..Hot lemon, honey and ginger.
What do you think – Is this going to help or should I really just go to the shop and buy some of the strongest flu relief tablets I can get which is what I used to do. Until this time last year, when I had a chest infection that lasted almost two months with more than a month off work sick. I took so many antibiotics and tablets and anything else going and they just didn’t seem to help.
I ended up spending months afterwards feeling absolutely wiped out and catching everything that was going around and even though the way I felt afterwards probably had nothing to do with all of the medication I took, I just feel like they didn’t help me so this year, I’m going au naturale (other than the odd paracetamol when I get desperate ;-)).
So help me out, share with me your natural ways to beat the common cold without having to resort to taking tablets.