It is that time of the year again. Time for the crud and the flu. There are all kinds of chemical remedies out there but in our family we turn to our honeybees when we are sick. Honey is for sure liquid gold. Let me clarify that the mass produced honey in most grocery stores is NOT the same as the honey available from your local beekeeper. Just like not all honey is the same, neither are beekeepers. We try to never use chemicals in our beehives and I advise you to seek out a natural beekeeper in your area.
My go to remedy when a cold goes through our house is my special tonic of apple juice, honey and cinnamon. This helps sore throats, coughs and congestion. When I was pregnant and got a cold this is what I would sip on throughout the day. No one in my house (when drinking this mixture) ever has a cold to last more than 48 hours. My daughter requests this whenever she has a sore throat because she says it gets rid of it quick.
Hope you enjoy!
First you need to gather 100% Apple juice (no sugar added), raw honey and some cinnamon (I buy mine in bulk).
Heat apple juice as hot as you can stand it. If you heat it in the microwave, I recommend about 2 minutes.
Pour in about two tablespoons of honey. I never measure.
Now, add about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir well.
Drink this at the first sign of a cold. My children have never minded taking this “medicine” and you don’t have to worry about awful side effects. Of course, I let it cool some before letting my children drink this and I do advise you to use caution and not give this to a child under 1 year of age.