Using items you probably already have sitting at home in your pantry, making a simple but effective natural cold remedy is easier than you think!
This is a quick drink that whenever I start to get sick or notice a cold starting to creep in, I jump into action and make immediately and I’ve found it really helps!
But just for good measure and to be safe I’ll add in my little disclaimer- I am not a doctor so if you are seriously ill, should go see your doctor immediately!
Now with that done and over with, I swear by this drink. Because I really dislike taking OTC and prescription medication unless absolutely necessary I try to drink it right when I start to notice I’m feeling “off” and will usually drink it a few more times over the next few days (once a day- sometimes twice- for the next 2-3 days) to try and stop the cold in its tracks.
The key ingredient is fresh raw garlic.
And let me tell you- that stuff can be rough when you deal with it raw.
Ginger is also incredibly important but I love ginger.
A little too much. But if you aren’t into raw ginger, again, this drink is going to be rough. Garlic, ginger and cayenne are all considered “warming” ingredients- garlic and ginger specifically are have also been found to have natural anti-bacterial properties which can help ward off colds.
When it comes to making raw home remedies, I always try to get the ingredients organic, or as close as I can get organic since they aren’t being cooked. After all, why add extra toxins to your body when you’re drinking this to get better?
2 inches of Ginger
1-2 Garlic Cloves
Peel garlic and remove outer peel from lemon.
Juice ginger, garlic and lemon. Sprinkle cayenne on top, if using.
Take as a shot and follow up with a big glass of water!
If you like this post you might also like my post for a Honey and Fresh Ginger Tincture!