…make a home remedy to keep the ugly winter lurgy at bay.
The past 3 weeks, I have had this stubborn, painful golf ball stuck in my throat.
So stuck that coughing hurts like hell. Phlegm is happily nesting its home in there.
Sorry for the graphics but gawd. I hate being sick.
Sucking on Strepsils during sleep is a new skill I’ve acquired.
During a family trip to the GP – for the first time ever – I was the only one that left with a script for antibiotics. Yup. Taking one for the team.
Cough suppressants and throat lozenges have disappointingly, offered very little relief.
Then a friend at church gave me this awesome home remedy. Some of the ingredients I already knew were beneficial when fighting the lurgy but others…I never would’ve thought of.
So, I thought I’d share with you guys…
All you need is:
- Freshly squeezed juice of one lemon
- Tablespoon of honey
- 3 or 4 sprigs of thyme
- Generous sprinkle of cayenne pepper
- Small sprinkle of black pepper
- 3 finely sliced pieces of ginger
- Splash of apple vinegar cider
With all ingredients in a mug, pour boiling water, filling up to three quarters.
The twinions have also been fighting some cold and coughing nasties. All is good at the moment (touch wood, knock…knock…) but we had some hairy moments, triggering their asthma and prompting trips to a paediatrician specializing in respiratory issues. Fun times.
Even when they finally recovered, they had lost a lot of weight and were still extremely weak. Not that they realized it, carrying on and playing like the crazy jumping jelly beans that they are.
Let me say, though. There is nothing worse than feeling your son’s hip bones when snuggling with him in bed.
It’s the one time when you actually don’t feel guilty about making hot chips the staple or loading sandwiches with extra butter and a slice of cheese.
Fortunately, I also had Brauer’s VitaShake Kids Multivitamin as a healthier alternative.
Available in Chocolate and Strawberry, the Vitashake consists a combination of B-group, C and D vitamins plus Zinc and Iodine – great for brain function and bone building for little growing bodies.
While it is artificial and sugar free, it does contain xylitol, which is a natural sugar replacer.
Simply mix 5 mls in half a cup of milk it works like a flavoured milkshake, making a nutritious, yet yummy treat for your little one.
Nunu loves it. Chugging it down in delight, he smacks his milk moustache lips and smiles, “Dah-lishious!”
And with him being the one I’ve been most concerned about in the post-lurgy aftermath, I’m glad the Vitashake’s been able to help in getting his health back.
To giveaway, I have a twin pack of Brauer’s Vitashakes, one in each flavour (valued at $11.95 RRP per bottle).
All you have to do is:
Leave a comment on this post telling me:
“What’s your home remedy in fighting the ugly winter lurgy?”
Terms and Conditions:
- This giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
- Closing date for entries is 10pm AEST Monday, 23rd of June.
- The winner will be contacted via email on the following Tuesday.
- If the winner does not reply to my email within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries will be judged on merit and decision of the winner will be final.
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***This post was written in partnership with Brauer Australia. All opinions are my own***