Tonics to help with the Cold and Flu

Tonics to help with the Cold and Flu

When you get the common cold or come down with the flu, the last thing you want to do is eat or drink anything. However, hydration is essential, and you need to try to get those vitamins in any way you can which is why tonics are so popular.

An easy way to get your nutrients is with a tonic, which is a type of drink that not only provides hydration, but essential nutrients that help soothe your sore throat and heal your body as well.


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Honey and Lemon Tea

This first tonic is extremely easy to make and uses just a few ingredients. It is completely natural, so you aren’t putting any preservatives or chemicals into your body when you are ill.

When you have the cold or flu, one of the biggest side effects is having a sore throat, often with congestion and a cough. This tea is a great tonic to help with that.

All you need for the simple tonic tea is hot water with a little lemon, honey, and some ginger.

Letting it sit overnight is best because the nutrients from these ingredients blend perfectly into the water, so all you have to do is heat it up the next morning.

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Apple Cider Tonic

The main ingredient of this tonic is Apple cider vinegar which is extremely good for you with a long list of health benefits.

Apple cider vinegar is great for boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation in the body. You can not only drink this tonic when you have the cold or flu, but in order to prevent illnesses as well.

In addition to the apple cider vinegar, you want to add other ingredients that will help with a cold or flu, such as spices like ginger and garlic, some turmeric, and a little honey to improve the taste and make it a little sweeter.

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Orange Honey Tonic

The final tonic that can help a lot when you have a cold or have come down with the flu is the orange honey tonic. This has a nice golden orange color thanks to the healthy turmeric powder in the tonic.

You will also use some water, raw honey, apple cider vinegar, and a little bit of lemon zest in the drink.

You can serve this cold or hot, though serving it with hot water similar to a tea often makes it a little easier to drink when you are ill and have a sore throat.


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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous 6 December, 2017, 18:54

    Saving this to help prevent me from getting sick and also in case I do!

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    • Michelle
      Michelle Author 13 December, 2017, 18:26

      Hi. Oh fantastic -alwys good to have info on hand 🙂 Thank you for commenting. Much appreciated

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  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous 6 December, 2017, 19:01

    Thank you for the great tips. These will be a must this time of year for our family!

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    • Michelle
      Michelle Author 13 December, 2017, 18:25

      Hi. I absolutely agree – my motto is “prevention is better than cure”. Both my daughter and myself have at least one tonic a day and neither of us have suffered from the flu for over 4 years now 🙂 Yay!!!

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  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous 7 December, 2017, 01:16

    I do already have some of those ingredients, and these tonics sound simple to combine, so I am going to try these. Thanks for the tips!

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    • Michelle
      Michelle Author 13 December, 2017, 18:21

      Hi. Yes they are really easy to do. As the ingrediants are all natural you can make them to taste which makes them far more pallatable – especially if you are ill 🙂 Thank you for commenting

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  4. Karen
    Karen 8 December, 2017, 04:38

    Hone and lemon tea is my go to when i catch a cold!

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    • Michelle
      Michelle Author 13 December, 2017, 18:19

      Hi. Ooo I do love honey and lemon :-). You can have a cup or two each day as a preventative measure and its super healthy. Thank you for commenting. Much appreciated

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