How to make a good alcohol-free toddy when we are influenza, when we have sore throat and when we have a cold ? The grog, this grandmother’s remedy so effective, from the first chills or at an advanced stage of the disease, has the effect of increasing the temperature of the body, and therefore sweating, which allowseliminate toxins and give us a soothing effect. Discover 5 recipes of this real magic potion, which is the Grog, to perk you up in case of cold, of runny nose or from sore throat.
Alcohol-free grog: 5 recipes to fight flu symptoms
– Alcohol-free grog with lemon, cloves and essential oils
Cloves are a powerful natural antiseptic, lemon, rich in vitamin C, is a good disinfectant for the body, essential oils are stimulating and antibacterial.
How to make an alcohol-free toddy with lemon, cloves and essential oils
-Pick half an organic lemon with cloves.
-Place it at the bottom of a glass or bowl
-Cover the lemon with shivering water.
-Leave to infuse 8 minutes, covered.
-Add 1 drop of radiated eucalyptus essential oil, a drop of cinnamon essential oil and a drop of thyme essential oil.
Drink as hot as possible
– Alcohol-free grog with lemon, orange blossom, vanilla sugar
Lemon will help you fight against colds and flu-like conditions, and lower fever, orange blossom will allow you, thanks to its calming effect, to sleep better.
How to make an alcohol-free lemon and orange blossom toddy
In a bowl or mug pour boiling water over:
½ squeezed lemon
2 teaspoons of orange blossom water
1/2 sachet of vanilla sugar
– Alcohol-free grog with spices
Cinnamon has stimulating and antibacterial properties, star anise can thin nasal secretions and ginger has an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic and stimulant.
Spices are antimicrobial.
How to make an alcohol-free toddy with spices
In a saucepan boil for 3 minutes:
-The contents of a bowl of water
-2 star anise
-1 cinnamon stick
-1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger.
Pour into a glass, adding:
-the juice of half a lemon
-1 tablespoon of honey mixed with cinnamon powder.
Alcohol-free grog with ginger and eucalyptus
Antiviral, antibacterial, ginger will help warm your body, and help you fight against winter diseases.
Eucalyptus is recommended for colds, sinusitis, coughs, bronchitis and flu, otitis.
How to make an alcohol-free ginger toddy
In a small saucepan, bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
-¼ liter of water
-3 slices of ginger
-2 branch of eucalyptus
-Remove from the heat then infuse, covered, for 10 minutes.
-Add a few drops of lemon juice.
-Sweet with honey.
– Alcohol-free grog with thyme
Rich in phenol, thyme, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant and stomachic plant has antiviral properties, is particularly effective against diseases of the respiratory tract.
How to make an alcohol-free thyme toddy
In a bowl or mug, pour boiling water over:
-1 tablespoon of thyme
-1 tablespoon of lemon verbena
-1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
-Sweet with 1 tablespoon of thyme honey.
Why sweeten the toddy with honey?
Honey, a natural product, rich in directly assimilable simple sugars, is known for its antiseptic properties, and during cooling:
– soothes sore throats
– eliminates germs
– calms coughs
– promotes digestion
– fights fever
– gives strength and energy.
– facilitates a good sleep
What honey to use
Sweeten your toddy with either thyme honey or organic Manuka honey.
These 2 honeys, natural antibiotics, are recommended in case of infectious, respiratory and digestive diseases.