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.:) 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.:)

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.:)

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

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.:)


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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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