Cold Kicker Remedy (that works!)

A year ago I joined a Bible Study based off of Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 written by Lori Merrill with Keeper of the Home – then I learned they have a blog.  However, it was through Pinterest that I found Keeper of the Home’s blog has an AWESOME cold-kicker remedy:

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipe

I tried it last year and felt like it worked great.icon smile Cold Kicker Remedy (that works!) When I felt a cold coming on, I would drink it throughout the day and I felt like it helped.

It is pretty potent, so you definitely only need a tablespoon & a squeeze of honey or agave nectar to 8 oz of hot water.

Some people asked if it is safe for kids.  I don’t know.  I can’t imagine anything in there would harm them – it just may not be their favorite flavor.  Maybe 1/2 a T instead of a full T for kids? As with anything, ask your pediatrician.icon smile Cold Kicker Remedy (that works!)

Unless I missed it, the original blog post doesn’t indicate whether or not to refrigerate it. I would say, if you have room, go for it.  I kept mine in a cupboard for 4-5 months (throughout the cooler months).  I had some leftover & threw it out…

I made a mental note to buy the ingredients early (like September) to be ready to combat cold season and share the batch this year.

It is incredibly easy to make – you just have to collect the proper ingredients.  I do 90% of our shopping at Vitamin Cottage and they had to order fresh sage leaves and fresh horseradish for my remedy.  It was there within a day, so it was no big deal to wait.icon smile Cold Kicker Remedy (that works!)

You can see the actual proportions on Keeper of the Home’s blog, but here’s the list of ingredients:

  • ginger root, freshly grated
  • onion, freshly chopped
  • fresh rosemary, chopped
  • fresh sage leaves, chopped  *warning to breastfeeding moms: I took sage to dry up my milk supply while weaning.  Fenugreek helps INCREASE milk supply. Talk to your doctor & use at your own discretion*
  • grated horseradish
  • garlic gloves
  • ground cayenne pepper
  • organic apple cider vinegar

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I roughly cut up the ingredient, throw it in our Ninja blender (on chop, the lowest setting) and then pour it into a mason jar.  (ahhh, yes, another way to use a mason jar)  Add the apple cider vinegar to cover the potion.  This one is a double batch, because I’m sharing it with my mom.  Last year a single batch made MORE than enough to get me through the winter.  So I would say this could be split between three or more people.

The biggest thing to remember is that it takes 2-4 weeks to “get happy” in the mason jar before you can use it.  You’ll need to shake it daily.  But’s it is SO worth it.icon smile Cold Kicker Remedy (that works!)

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Kaela Green - November 8, 2013 - 8:43 pm

This is so good! I think I’m going to try it on salad:-)

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