Mucus Buster Homemade Cold & Flu Remedy Recipe

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Banish your mucus-laden cold the way nature intended with this all-natural cold & flu home remedy! This enticing brew is made with garlic, red onion and lashings of sweet honey.

Mucus Buster Cold & Flu Home Remedy Recipe from

Soothes 1 poorly adult
I'm a big believer in medication. As soon as a cold settles in, I reach for the cold medicine and usually can find relief rather quickly. But this cold was different. For all of last week and much of the week before, I was miserable! Neglected by the cold medicine (it just wasn't working!!!), I decided to dig out a book that was camping out in the back of my cookbook bookcase.

The vibrant orange cover bears a one-word title: "Juices". But not just any juices, homemade juices that promise to restore health and vitality. I thumbed through recipe after recipe for juice cures for all manner of ailment and physical impairment or deficit before settling on the much-amended variation of this potion.

I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant to combine garlic and onion together in a drink and felt a bit like I was bent over a cauldron, whipping up a fantastic bewitching brew. Of course, this recipe isn't that dramatic, but I was ill and slightly delirious with a fever. You'll forgive my phantasmagorical daydream, won't you?

Garlic and red onion are the star of this mucus-destroying drink from


For the Mucus Buster Cold & Flu Home Remedy Drink
1/8 red onion, chopped
juice of 1/2 medium-sized lemon
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 large orange, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp honey

Fresh lemon garnishes a glass of homemade cold & flu remedy from


Mucus Buster Cold & Flu Home Remedy Drink
  1. Crush the garlic clove and add to a blender.
  2. Dice the red onion and add to the blender and pulse with the garlic.
  3. Add the lemon juice and the orange chunks and pulse until the chunks of orange are finely sliced.
  4. Decant the mixture into a glass and whisk in the honey. Add as much as you'd like. Forget the diet; the honey will soothe your raw throat.
  5. Gingerly sip the tonic or chug it down in one go like a tequila shot. You'll start to notice your mucus loosen within half an hour. Have tissues at the ready to cough up and blow out the phlegm.

A few notes on this recipe: 
  • it doesn't seem like very much, but trust me, that is all you need of this potent potion
  • people who aren't ill may find this drink revolting (my husband did; I loved it, though)
  • served warm, this drink can be a bit off-putting so chill the ingredients before using them and serve with ice

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