When your child can’t stop coughing, and giving him medicine is like feeding him poison, you may try honey-ade. It is all natural and yummy. This treatment is very helpful when a fever is accompanied with a cold.
Directions for Honey-ade
The juice of 6 lemons
3 cups water or to taste
Makes 1 quart
After the lemons are juiced, add the honey and let it set for several minutes. Once the honey has diluted, stir well. Add water to taste.
Some children like it more concentrated while others prefer it diluted. Drink ½ a cup several times a day for a few days or until the cough and congestion is gone.
Honey has wonderful healing properties. Not only is honey anti-microbial, it can also kill certain bacteria that causes infection, making it a wonderful treatment for coughs.
There are so many different types of honey. If you are in the Solano county area, Marshall’s Farm has honey galore along with wonderful blends perfect for gifts. You can also find local vendors for honey and lemons at the Benicia and Vallejo Farmers market.
Lemon juice is also a powerful anti-bacterial and is known for its health benefits as well. In honey-ade it helps to break up congestion and your child’s body does not have to fight so hard. This along with lots of rest should have your child feeling better in no time.