Easy, 5-minute Natural Cold Kick Remedy
This highly potent natural cold remedy packs a huge punch to the immune system. Nine times out of ten, our family is successfully able to ward off incoming colds when the remedy is taken 2-3 times daily. This winter it felt like my family was fending off colds on a weekly basis. If it wasn’t kids coming home from school with a runny nose, it was me noticing that annoying tickle in my throat at night. Sometimes, my impending sickness sixth sense kicks in and I just know one of us will come down with something soon. When I am feeling like that, I usually quickly whip up a batch of my favorite 5-minute “Cold Kick” remedy.
Natural Cold Kick Remedy Benefits
I learned to create this remedy when I was pregnant with my first daughter; I had a cold and refused to take over-the-counter medications. I can be quite stubborn like that sometimes. Finding a natural cold remedy that was easy to make with the ingredients I already had on hand was the priority. Since perfecting this remedy, you’ll never find me going back!
Each of the ingredients in my Cold Kick Remedy offers benefits to the body. Combined, though, they really offer a soothing immediate relief of cold symptoms.
Garlic: Garlic acts as an expectorant to expel phlegm. Fresh garlic has the best antimicrobial properties.
Ginger: Ginger improves immune function and is a great natural anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric: Turmeric aids in digestion, and is a great mood booster (something we all need when we are sick).
Lemon: Lemon has a cooling effect on the body and has lots of great vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
Natural Cold Kick Dosing & Safety
The ingredients in my Cold Kick are safe and acceptable for anyone one year. The only ingredient that prevents use by younger children is the honey. Honey is not generally recommended for small children due to potential botulism-causing toxins.
Dosing can be variable depending on your specific needs because all of the ingredients are safe in large quantities! Typically, we like to dissolve a teaspoon of Cold Kick in hot water for a Cold Kick Tea. Sometimes, however, I am known to dose it straight into my mouth (though the taste can be quite strong). You may repeat the dosing as often as you prefer.
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic (crushed)
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar and mix
- Add 1 teaspoon of cold kick to hot water to drink as a tea or swallow eat one teaspoon straight
- Store in the refrigerator