Cold and Flu Cider

Combing eating Levitical with MSG/Excitotixin sensitivity means there are very few cold and flu medications I can take.   A friend sent me this recipe on Facebook.

Cold and Flu Cider 

8 oz. boiling filtered water
1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp raw organic honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

It’s really soothing for flu and coughs and tastes like warm apple cider   It’s important that the ingredients are raw.  Raw contains the natural ingredients needed like the mother in apple cider vinegar. You can get away with non-organic, but organic is best. 

Benefits of raw organic honey: contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes, helps fight colds and respiratory infections, aids in healing wounds, acts as an immune booster, effective for respiratory ailments, helps treat sore throats and coughs, supplies energy without spiking insulin like sugar, can be used externally as an antiseptic and internally, it helps fight off parasites and bacteria

Benefits of cinnamon (make sure it’s actually cinnamon – some spices are not true cinnamon. Fresh is best) – high in nutrients, it helps regulate blood sugar levels, reduces LDL cholesterol levels and when combined with honey it helps relieve arthritis pain, has been shown to help reduce headaches and migraines, helps boost immunity and has antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that help fight pathogens that cause illness

Benefits of raw organic apple cider vinegar helps regulate blood pressure, improves bowel irregularity, helps clear up skin blemishes, helps with joint pain and stiffness, acts as an energizer, lowers cholesterol, can be used as a natural remedy for dandruff, acne and closes hair shaft after washing to soften hair, and has a alkalizing effect on the body

My daughter doesn’t like apple cider, juice or vinegar so she is only using honey and cinnamon in water.    After drinking it, my congestion clears up a bit.  It lasted for several hours.  Within 2 days I was feeling a lot better.  I still have the cough, but I kind of slacked off on drinking this twice a day.

My eldest daughter gave her 2 yo just honey in water after it cooled.  He loved it, went to bed and for the first time didn’t cough all night.

After researching it, I may drink this on a daily basis just for the health benefits.    I don’t know if it will work for everyone, but hopefully it can help someone else who needs a natural way of easing cold and flu symptoms.



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