As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, Fall is a time of beauty and transformation. However, it's also a season when colds tend to make their unwelcome appearance. But fear not! Nature has provided us with a sweet and effective ally: Mānuka honey. In this blog, we'll explore how honey can be used as a remedy for common Fall ailments and satisfy your sweet tooth in the process.
1. Tea with Honey
A classic that you can never go wrong with, when you are feeling under the weather. Choose your favorite warm tea and add a teaspoon, or so, of Taylor Pass Honey Mānuka honey into a cup! The best part about this drink is that it is completely customizable and honey will pair well with every flavor.
2. Honey for Soothing a Sore Throat
Fall often brings the cold and flu season along with it. A sore throat is one of the most common symptoms during this season and can be incredibly uncomfortable. Mānuka honey, with its soothing properties, is a great natural alternative to over-the-counter medicines. Mānuka honey’s thick consistency coats the throat and provides instant relief from the irritation, while its antibacterial properties can help fight off the infection causing the sore throat. To prepare a honey-based sore throat remedy, mix two tablespoons of Mānuka honey with warm water or herbal tea. Sip on this mixture to ease the pain and promote healing.
3. Honey and Warm Apple Juice
If you love a cup of warm apple cider on a cold Fall day, this drink is for you! This combination is not only delicious, it can also help soothe coughs and loosen mucus. Gently warm the apple juice in a saucepan or microwave, taking care not to boil it, then pour into a mug and stir in a teaspoon of honey. For an extra immunity boost, use Mānuka honey.
4. Honey and Hot Lemon Water
We have all been there, you wake up on a brisk Fall morning with sniffles, sneezes and a sore throat. Frustrated, you head to your medicine cabinet… but we have a better solution! All you need is a cup of warm water, a spoonful of honey and a squeeze of lemon. Honey is credited with antimicrobial traits, while lemons are full of immunity-enhancing vitamin C.
5. Mānuka Honey for Suppressing Coughs
Coughing is another common symptom during this season, especially if you have a cold or allergies. Honey has been used for centuries as a natural cough suppressant. It works by soothing the irritated throat and reducing the urge to cough. To create a homemade cough syrup, combine one tablespoon of Taylor Pass Mānuka honey with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. The honey will provide relief, and the lemon will add vitamin C to boost your immune system.
This Fall season, you don't need processed sugars to help cure a cold or fix a sweet tooth. Whether you are looking to soothe a sore throat or have something delicious to drink, you can treat your taste buds and nourish your body by opting for natural sweeteners like Taylor Pass Honey. Have a great Fall!