Inside: This soothing flu fighting tea is a simple, effective home remedy for easing seasonal cold and flu symptoms. Plus, the flu season essentials to stock up on now – sponsored by Puffs and Vicks available at Walmart.
Up to 20% of Americans will get the flu this year, and symptoms can last up to a week.
But who has time for that? Moms don’t get sick days! We need to feel better fast or the kids are going to run all over us!
If you’ve ever had the cold or a flu, then you might have had someone suggest a hot toddy. Traditionally, a hot toddy is a shot of whisky mixed with honey and lemon, then topped off with hot water.
Does a hot toddy actually help fight the flu?
It probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that drinking isn’t a good idea when you’re sick.
However, according to experts, these ingredients can help provide relief from many common cold and flu symptoms:
- Lemon and honey stimulate mucus, which helps ease congestion.
- Added spices encourage saliva production, which soothes sore throats.
- Warm liquids are also soothing, and prevent dehydration.
I took the beneficial components from a hot toddy and instead created a flu fighting tea to get a head start on flu and cold season.
Natural Flu Fighting Tea Recipe
This flu remedy tea is ready in minutes and almost instantly starts working on your cold and flu symptoms. Plus, it tastes amazing, so you could actually enjoy it any time! (Especially as the weather turns colder!)
Flu Remedy Tea Shopping List
- 8oz purified water
- Black or herbal tea
- Lemon wedge
- Crystalized ginger
Keep reading for photo step-by-step instructions or click here to jump to printable recipe.
You can find all of these ingredients at your neighborhood Walmart, along with other flu season essentials like Puffs and Vicks VapoRub. Keep reading for a special offer to save on Puffs and Vicks at Walmart!
How to make a Flu Fighting Tea
Add a generous tablespoon of honey to the bottom of a mug or snifter.
Prepare a serving of hot tea according to directions on package and pour into glass over honey. Stir to dissolve.
We used an herbal tea that contained turmeric, but if you’re using a regular black tea, you can add a pinch of the spice to your drink with the honey.
Squeeze one wedge of lemon into mug and stir. Drop crystalized ginger to the bottom of the glass and allow to dissolve slowly as you enjoy your drink.
Get a free printable copy of this flu fighting tea recipe – available at the bottom of this post.
Disclaimer: This recipe is for entertainment purposes only. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA; not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
Stock up on flu season essentials at Walmart
It’s always a good idea to stock up on tissues during flu season! When this flu remedy tea starts to work, it will loosen up mucus and congestion, so you might need to blow your nose.
Other helpful flu season essentials we keep handy: Vicks VapoRub and DayQuil.
Vicks VapoRub has been used for generations to combat cough and congestion, and for good reason — it works! Smoothing a pat of VapoRub onto the chest and bottoms of feet (cover with socks afterwards) is one of our go-to nighttime remedies for cold and flu season, both for the kids and Mom and Dad.
For especially tough flu symptoms, we keep DayQuil Alcohol Free Non-Drowsy Cold & Flu Liquid on hand. It helps knock out headaches, aches and pains that come along with the flu.
Starting 10/29, Walmart shoppers can save up to $5 on medicine cabinet essentials just in time for cold and flu season!
On 10/29, look for the P&G brandSAVER in your local Sunday newspaper or visit PGeveryday.com for high-value coupons:
- $0.50 off Puffs
- $1-$3 off Vicks products including DayQuil, NyQuil, Sinex and VapoRub
Grab a free printable copy of this flu fighting tea recipe:
Flu Fighting Tea with Turmeric & Ginger
- 8 oz hot water
- 1 bag black or herbal tea
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 wedge lemon
- 4-8 pieces crystalized ginger
- pinch turmeric
- Add a generous tablespoon of honey to the bottom of a mug or snifter.
- Prepare a serving of hot tea according to directions on package and pour into glass over honey. Stir to dissolve.
- We used an herbal tea that contained turmeric, but if you're using a regular black tea, you can add a pinch of the spice to your drink with the honey.
- Squeeze one wedge of lemon into mug and stir.
- Drop crystalized ginger to the bottom of the glass and allow to dissolve slowly as you enjoy your drink.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G . The opinions and text are all mine.