There is no cure for the common cold, we don’t need one, anyway.

November 21, 2009

Given Juice Nation’s stance on medical claims I hesitated on submitting this juicer adapted version of a traditional and internationally renowned homely remedy. It’s been approved on the grounds that it makes no claim to healthiness and any relief of the discomfort of a mild cold can be explained as the result of drinking a tasty drink.

1/3 lemon (waxed or unwaxed depending on taste & budget)
Chunk of ginger root from the size of half a thumb to a whole thumb
Plenty of honey

Process the lemon and ginger in a juicer. I always leave the peel on the lemon, whether it’s waxed or not but some may be scared of the bitterness (offset by the honey anyway). Combine the juice and very hot milk, too hot to drink in more than sips, in a mug. I usually microwave milk to make it warm, saves on washing up pans and transferring hot liquids. Add honey until you like the taste of the concoction. If you think it would make you feel better, you can add some kind of alcoholic drink (say brandy or whiskey) to the drink or some spices to the milk before heating.


2 Responses to “There is no cure for the common cold, we don’t need one, anyway.”

  1. kate said

    i have heard that the peel of the lemon is very good for you so top marks for leaving it on.

    in terms of spices for this drink i think cinnamon would be good- it is very good for cleansing the body.

    thanks, kate

    • The peel of the particular lemon used probably exceeded the average person’s RDA of wax. We find juicing the peel makes for a more bitter juice, there’s also less wearying preparation involved.

      Thanks for the cinnafact. JN mainly uses soap for body cleansing but will try cinnamon in the shower some time.

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