What to do when someone you care about gets a cold?
My simple answer is: give them lots and lots of care and be very helpful and nice to them.
So when Bob got sick over the weekend I really wanted to help him get better as soon as possible. I gave him my special potion which I have learned several years back after having been sick with a terrible cold for a long long time.
It is very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
Squeeze the juice of 1-3 limes, lemons, oranges or grapefruit, whichever you prefer. I like lime the best because it adds this really great taste of freshness to the drink.
Cut some fresh ginger into smaller pieces. Pick a few twigs of fresh rosemary. In a tall glass that can be used for hot beverages or in a large mug you add lime juice, ginger, rosemary and a spoonful of honey, you can add as much as you wish. Honeys anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial quality is key to recover quickly from a cold or infection. Boil some water and pour in the glass or mug with all the other ingredients. Stir and serve to you patient.
This drink might be a little sour depending on your choice of fruit. The amount of honey will sweeten the flavour a little and you can also use less juice and more water to dilute the drink.
Bob is already feeling a lot better now. However I do suspect that he pretends to me a little more sick than he really is, just because he likes the attention and care that I provide 🙂