Cold and Flu Home Remedies

Cold and Flu Home Remedies (Cough Remedy)

Manichanh Naonady

Despite attempts to avoid illness, cold and flu season has come to campus. Here are some home remedies for when you’re feeling under the weather, so you can kick those sick days and be back to normal in no time. 

Homemade Cough Remedy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons water

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Place all the ingredients in a small jar and stir to combine. Leave at room temperature for a few days or store in refrigerator for longer shelf life. Shake well before using. 

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Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

1 1/2 cup cold water

2 tablespoons of apple juice

2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon sugar 

Place all the ingredients together in a glass. Stir and enjoy. 

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Classic Hot Toddy

(21 and older for this recipe)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 cup boiling water

Pour bourbon, honey and lemon juice in mug. Pour in hot water and stir until honey is dissolved.

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, diced

1/4 cup white onion, diced

3/4 cup carrots, chopped

3/4 cup celery, chopped

2 cups shredded cooked chicken

2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 dried bay leaf

5 cups chicken broth 

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, carrots and celery. Cook until carrots and celery are slightly tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat until boiling, then reduce heat. Stir occasionally until noodles are tender. Remove bay leaf. Cool for five minutes before serving.

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