It’s certainly getting chilly and many of us susceptible to coughs and colds might already be showing the first signs and symptoms as the weather begins to change.

Why not try this traditional honey and lemon at the first signs of a cold   Ideally, use Manuka honey, as it is made by bees from the pollen of the flowering Tea-Tree plant.  Tea-tree has superior anti-biotic and anti-septic properties and its essential oil has wonderfully therapeutic qualities when used on the skin. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, and reduces the amount of catarrh.

Pour hot water (not boiling, as this destroys the vitamin C content) onto 2 teaspoons of honey with 1-2 teaspoon lemon juice per cup.  Drink 2–3 times a day until symptoms subside.