Updated: Sep 10, 2021
Homemade Cough Syrup
1½ cups organic raw honey
½ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1-5 organic lemons, juiced (the more the better)
Add honey, olive oil and lemon juice to a small pot.
Heat over medium heat just until steaming, stirring.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Place into a jar with a lid.
Store in the refrigerator
Take 1 tablespoon warmed as needed.
Notes: Use as soon as you feel a cold coming on. Use as many fresh lemons as you can stand. Stir and warm before using.Use by the teaspoon or tablespoon as needed. Also great for allergies.
Male mosquitoes feed only on nectar, whereas female mosquitoes nourish their developing eggs with protein rich blood.
Mosquitoes prefer to bite ankles and wrists, where blood vessels are nearer to the skin's surface.
Mosquitoes spit an anticoagulant under our skin, leaving us with whatever disease they're carrying (encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever).
Lemon Eucalyptus oil can be used to repel mosquitoes.
Cool the area of the bite to constrict the capillaries near the skin's surface and reduce swelling. Try a cool compress.
Remember not to scratch the bite; this will only make it worse.
To eliminate the itch, rub on meat tenderizer or lemon juice.
White vinegar is another remedy for relieving the itch of insect bites. Apply it in full strength. Don't use vinegar if the area is raw.