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07th Apr 2017

Struggling with a spring cold? This ancient remedy will make you feel better fast

This should help...

Katie Mythen-Lynch

It’s peak spring cold season and everyone and their mother is sniffling their way miserably through April.

Doctors advise taking to the sofa with your duvet and staying hydrated until your symptoms improve (and there’s nothing like sleep to speed up the recovery process).

But we’ve come across a tasty little recipe with ancient Ayurvedic cred that can help clear infection and alleviate inflammation pronto.

This tasty Honey Ginger Turmeric and Citrus Wellness Tea is loaded with vitamin C, which is known to support the body’s natural defences.


Lemon and its juice is known to decreases the strength of the common cold and it also reduces phlegm, while ginger will soothe a sore throat.

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Turmeric is commonly used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to clear infection and inflammation. Raw organic honey is minimally processed and contains many nutrients. It also eases coughing. If you find it difficult to get your hands on raw honey, normal honey is fine.

Wellness Tea Recipe (30 servings):

– 2 Lemons
– 1 Orange
– 2 inches Ginger Root
– 1 Tbsp Turmeric
– 1 cup Raw Honey

How to make it:

Thinly slice the lemons and oranges (skin on) and add to a bowl, removing the seeds.

Peel and grate the ginger, add it to the bowl. Add one tablespoon of turmeric.

Add one cup of raw, organic honey.

Mix everything together and store in a jar. The honey will draw out the liquid from the citrus and it’ll become very syrupy.

To use: Whenever you’re under the weather, add one heaped tablespoon of the mixture to a cup of hot water and sip.

Here, blogger Honeysuckle shows us how it’s done: