With the first of the seasonal colds doing the rounds, we thought we'd offer some cold remedies made from honey:
Honey and Cinnamon
Simply mix a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon with a teaspoon of honey and add to warm drinks, take straight from the spoon, spread on toast etc but take some every couple of hours. Both honey and cinnamon are anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Lemon and Honey
Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with honey and warm water.
Ginger Honey and Lemon
Mix grated ginger with lemon and honey and brew a tea with boiling water.
And the proof that honey actually cures colds? Researchers from Jahrom University of Medical Science in Iran found that 2 ounces of honey a day significantly reduced cold symptoms and reduced the length of the common cold by up to 2 days!
Here at the Orchard Farm Shop we stock real Fenland honey ~ Bramblebee Honey. The beekeeper comes from a small village just a few miles from us and his bees are kept all around the area including orchards!
So come to our Fenland Farm Shop to stock up with some honey that will help keep those colds at bay this winter, and taste delicious too!
The Orchard Tea Room & Farm Shop
Opening hours 10am-4pm daily