Fight the flu with these homemade remedies

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Fight a cold with these natural remedies from DIY guru Tamika Fletcher.

Natural Cough Syrup

  • Chop 1 whole onion.

  • Boil onion and 1 cup of raw honey for about 5 minutes.

  • Strain the onions and take 1-2 tablespoons as needed.



Homemade Cough Drops

  • Raw honey (pure, local honey works best)

  • Optional: Candy molds or parchment paper

  • Optional: Ginger, cinnamon, whiskey, vitamin C, lemon juice

  • Boil honey to 300 degrees, Drop on parchment paper or pour in molds. Let sit until hard.



Hot Toddy

  • Lemon and ginger tea

  • Half a lemon

  • Tablespoon of Jack Daniels

  • Optional cough drop for extra potency or peppermint pillow candy

  • Kid Friendly version: substitute apple juice for tea and alcohol



Ginger Tea

  • Boil Ginger root

  • 5 Dual-Action Ricola

  • Boil in 2 cups of water with honey and lemon

  • Eucalyptus Chest Compress

  • Pour 2 ounces of almond or olive oil into a small bowl or cup.

  • Add 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

  • (For a thicker consistency use solid coconut oil)



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