It’s that time of year again where colds are going around and spreading like a viral infection. Well, that is because it is a viral infection! The virus triggers the immune system, which then activates the mucus layer in the eyes, nose and throat causing us to feel all bunged up and ‘snotty’! A very traditional and effective way of soothing sore throats and runny noses is having a teaspoon of Manuka Honey in hot water and lemon!
The warm vapours are known to ease congestion. The lemon is an antioxidant and has vitamin C, acting as a natural anti-histamine – ideal for those sneezing fits!. The ever wonderful Manuka honey helps to fight bacterial infections including straphyloccoccus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes, two of the strains which are both present in sore throats and colds! Three good reasons to curl up with this warm, comforting drink!