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    Question Honey to help the Flu??

    My husband is sick with the flu or something that is flu like. Has high fever,chest & nasal congestion,headache,body ache etc.
    Would giving him honey help? Or a mixture of something like hot tea with honey & lemon juice?

    Please help as he feels aweful and we dont want to pump him full of chemical pills.
    Also another reason for this post is I am pregnant and cannot take anything to help this and I might be starting to get it.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyBee28 View Post
    My husband is sick with the flu or something that is flu like. Has high fever,chest & nasal congestion,headache,body ache etc.
    Would giving him honey help? Or a mixture of something like hot tea with honey & lemon juice?

    Please help as he feels aweful and we dont want to pump him full of chemical pills.
    Also another reason for this post is I am pregnant and cannot take anything to help this and I might be starting to get it.

    Thanks in advance for your help!!
    Sorry to hear he is ill. To sweat out the flu, I'd recommend three things in the tea: Honey, ginger root (grate off the root) and lemon.

    The recipe is:


    • about 3/4 to one inch of fresh ginger root grated
    • 5 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best, or else frozen concentrate)
    • 4 tablespoons honey


    Put this all in a quart thermos, then add boiling water and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Strain and give to him. Keep him supplied, and it should help.

    An alternative is raspberry or blackberry leaves infused in the water and honey mixture.

    I hope you don't get it - take care!

    MM

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