Honey, lemon, garlic

Honey, lemon, garlic To me, the idea of mixing these three ingredients together sounded pretty scary, but I was ready to try anything since I’m so sick of being sick. (I mean, c’mon, I had a bad cold just over a month ago! Nonetheless, when I saw that sick student in class the other day, I could just see that I wasn’t going to be able to escape this for long.)

Honey, lemon, garlic drinkSurprise, surprise, the resulting drink wasn’t bad at all. It tasted like tea with a bit of garlic (even though there was more than a bit of it in there). I guess this is not shocking given the ingredients, but it was still unexpectedly pleasant.

All I did was crushed one garlic clove, put it in a cup of boiling water, added honey and then fresh lemon juice. Straining at the end is recommended.

NeoCitranWhether it helped is a bit hard to tell. I certainly felt relatively okay afterwards, but that may have been thanks to my trusted friend NeoCitran. (That would be the version of TheraFlu that actually works. Not available in the US though. And it turns out not all European versions are the same either. The ones sold in Switzerland and Hungary I know work well.)

3 Responses to “Honey, lemon, garlic”

  1. Steph Says:

    Sorry to hear you’re sick! I’ve bee sick too, but only for a week, which now sounds not so bad. Have you tried a neti pot? I know, they’re very IN right now, but I tried a friend’s, and it really did help me feel less stuffed up.

  2. eszter Says:

    Steph, sorry to hear that you’re not well! I was fine for a few weeks, it’s just annoying to be sick again.

    I have heard of the neti pot, it does seem t obe all the rage. I’ve never tried that method. To be honest, being stuffed up is not what bothersme most. The sore throat is what I hate and the general sick feeling. As soon as that’s gone, I’m much better even if I still sound sick to others.

  3. Zoli Erdos Says:

    I heard the garlic tea remedy from a Hungarian friend who swears by it. I tried it once, did not enjoy the taste, but who knows, it may have helped:-)

    Oh, and those zinc lozenges really work – if you start taking them immediately.

    Hope you get better soon!