Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Old wives remedy

I've got a little tickle in my throat, hope I'm not getting a cold. Maybe this will do it some good. Hot lemon and honey, with a splash of whisky.

Purely medicinal of course ;o)


  1. Hopefully your hot toddy will keep the cold away. It's that time of the year:( Hope you feel better soon xxx

  2. This was my grannie's cure for almost everything - including my mum's broken leg (!)
    It works well for colds and flu, though - reduces your temperature and makes you feel a little bit happier..... It will shorten the length of a cold from seven days to just a week!

  3. Medicinal ... but of course ... nice too!

    Take care x Vicky x

  4. I buy lemons and make gylcerine, lemon and honey, you can get gylcerine from the chemist, it acts as a preservative, one part of each in a bottle, I put mine in the microwave for 1 minutes to melt eveeything together, shake the bottle well to mix and bobs your uncle......we have the whisky in hot water with a little brown sugar and take every time.

  5. My granny swore by hot elderberry juice. I used to love the stuff!

  6. Bad luck Ilona, stay at home and keep warm, don't skimp on the central heating, your health is more important than saving a few pennies. Anyway you will get winter heating allowance from the government. I wish you a speedy recovery!

    Not much snow in North London but the wind is bitterly cold, all public transport seems to have frozen to a halt and everybody regardless of whether they have jobs or not, are not bothering to venture out. A good time to catch up on movies!

  7. If your making a hot toddy, try it with either cloves or cinnamon. They will both help as they warm you from within to help fight the bug.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  8. I keep thinking I ought to put the heating on, but I am not cold. It was on for an hour this morning, and I am well wrapped up, and I am warm enough. Must be the whisky, ha ha. The tickly throat has gone bye the way.

    Thank you for your tips.