I am largely free of commercial medication. I don’t like pills or feeling medicated, but I don’t get sick much so this is never a problem. When my allergies act up I tend to get a small, chesty cough. I haven’t actively looked for anything to fix this but I stumbled upon a pin the other day that looked promising.
The recipe comes from the blog, Good Food Matters. Since I have no expertise in this area, I didn’t stray from the recipe except to make a double batch.
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons local honey
When I found the recipe I was delighted that I had ALL of the ingredients. Local honey is preferred due to its pollen content – I try to eat the stuff every single day. Here in Austin we have delicious wildflower honeys! An organic apple cider vinegar is preferred, but I had cheap stuff for my hair rinse and that’s what I used.
I am not sure what size the container is, but I made a double batch of the above listed ingredients. This jar fit that with room to spare and I mixed it all up in here, as well.
First I put the ground ginger and cayenne pepper into the container. At this point I have only put enough for one batch. After I mixed it all up I decided it was so delicious I would just fill the jar up.
Stir the apple cider vinegar and water in with the dry ingredients and mix well. Mine did not dissolve all the way, but I don’t think that is necessary. The next step is to add the honey and stir well, or shake vigorously.
The blog’s author says to take 1 teaspoon as needed for a cough. I had a bit of a cough today and took some with much success! The true test will be the next time my boyfriend gets sick, so I will update then. In the meantime, this is great to kick that allergy or summer cold cough!