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Weather here in Houston is playing hide and seek, last week in just one day there was a sudden drop of 40⁰F, next day it start to warm up again and today after Christmas day it is 78F. This drastic change in weather can cause Flu and cold more often. My encounter with flu was a really dangerous one. It happened in 2015 and I learned the importance of Flu shot in hard way. Most hated thing about flu is the loss of appetite and everything tasting bitter. After that encounter with flu, I was in search of drinks and food which can keep flu and cold in bay. I read that Honey can play an important role in boosting immunity. So I am happy when I get chance to try honey and that too with a honeycomb in it, which is Don Victor® Honey.
Do you know honey is a rich source of carbohydrates, providing 17 grams per tablespoon, which makes it ideal for your working muscles since carbohydrates are the primary fuel the body uses for energy? Also Honey is a natural cough suppressant. Honeycomb is also edible. In Ayurveda the Indian traditional medicine, honey is consider as an all purpose ingredient, means making medicines with honey can have longer potential as it promotes the healing process. When honey is used with other herbal preparations it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.
I have tried a flu drink earlier, this time I wanted to try it with Don Victor® Honey. You can buy this delicious Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar from your local Walmart. Make sure to shop at Hispanic foods aisle.
Also make sure to use fresh ingredients every time. For making this flu drink, you need carrots, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, turmeric, lemon and orange juice. This drink is known to boost immunity and fights against the symptoms of the flu. Because of its spicy nature you can regain your taste buds which lose their functions during flu resulting in bad taste and smell. The sweetness of honey is well balanced with spiciness. Even though this drink is named as flu drink you can have it any time, when you want to an immune boost to your body. The cayenne pepper, turmeric, ginger, garlic and honey are nature’s gift to reduce the inflammation.
Here is an excellent and useful gift idea for your friends and family. I have made a gift box with a bottle of Don Victor® Honey with few recipes of homemade remedies for flu and cough.
They will be happy to receive a gift like this.
Grab your ingredients and you can make this healthy and delicious drink with 5 seconds.
Homemade Inflammation reducing Flu Drink
- 2 teaspoon Honey ( I used Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar)
- 1 teaspoon Honeycomb (I used Don Victor® Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar)
- 1 carrot
- 1 clove small of garlic
- 1 inch ginger peeled the skin
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Juice of ½ orange
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper/red chili powder
- In a blender add everything and blend well and enjoy.
Alternatively you can also juice the garlic, ginger, orange, and lemon into the glass and mix rest of the ingredients and enjoy
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.