Are you someone who is prone to cough, cold, and flu? Well, looks like you need to buck up your immunity, and the best way to do that is by consuming ginger and adding it to your day-to-day diet.
Check out this article for both instant cough, cold, and flu remedies with ginger and also immunity-boosting ginger recipes you need to add to your daily diet.
Here are 5 cold, cough, and flu remedies with ginger:
1. Fermented Ginger Garlic Honey
- ½ cup whole garlic cloves peeled and slightly crushed
- 3 oz peeled ginger
- 1 cup honey
Into a glass jar, add the peeled garlic pods and the thinly sliced pieces of ginger. Top it up with a cup of honey and make sure the garlic and ginger have been properly immersed into the honey. (You could also place the sealed jar upside down). Seal the jar with a lid and place in a cool dry place for around 3 weeks until the mixture ferments.
Once every 2 to 3 days, make sure to open the jar, give it a slight mix with a clean spoon, and close it again to ferment. After around 3 weeks, it is ready to use. You can also add a teaspoon full to a cup of warm water and squeeze in some lemon juice to make a honey ginger tea.
2. Ginger Cough Drops
- 75 grams of fresh ginger paste
- 200 grams jaggery or palm or coconut sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
Into a saucepan, add the ginger paste and mix well over medium heat for a few minutes. Thereafter, add in the jaggery powder and give it a mix. Wait for a few minutes until the jaggery powder fully dissolves. Slowly increase the heat, mixing continuously, until you see the mixture leaving the sides of the pan. Then, add in the salt, pepper, and turmeric powder and give it a good mix until well combined. Turn off the heat.
Into a large baking tray or plate lined with parchment paper, using a spoon pour in coin–sized drops, or pour them into silicon molds and leave it at room temperature to set completely. It will fully harden when it’s ready.
Lastly, remove all the cough drops from the parchment paper and transfer into a bowl. Dust with sugar powder, mix well until all the cough drops are evenly coated with the sugar powder and thereafter, store in an airtight container.
3. Ginger Lemon Flu Shots
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ inch fresh turmeric
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ¼ tsp pepper powder
- 1 tbsp honey
Into a blender, add the grated ginger, garlic, turmeric and lemon juice and blend for about 30 to 40 seconds with 1/4 cup of water. Then, strain into a bowl, add in the pepper and the honey, give it a mix and it is ready to consume. Drink one shot per day during flu season or when you are starting to get sick.
Note: Make sure to consume it immediately after preparation to prevent oxidation.
4. Ginger Tea
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- Honey to taste (optional)
Into a heating pot add in the water and also the grated ginger and let it come to a boil. When it starts to boil, lower the flame and let it simmer for a minute or two and then turn off the flame. Strain it into a cup, add some honey to taste (which is optional), and consume it when it is still hot.
5. Ginger Honey Syrup
- 2 tbsp cup ginger powder
- ½ cup honey
- ½ tsp pepper powder
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder
Into a bowl, add the ginger powder, honey, pepper powder, and turmeric powder and give it a good mix. Then, pour it into a container to store. Consume 1 teaspoon two times a day, to soothe a cough or cold.