The leaves are falling off the trees and the cold air is moving on in. This means cold and flu season is getting ready to show its ugliness. One of my favorite ways to prevent myself from catching the cold and flu is with my nighttime liquid flu shot. It is not actually a shot, but it is serves in a mini shot glass like mug with a tiny handle. The liquid fluid shot is actually hot syrup that is tasty and easy to suck down before bedtime. It helps you get a goodnight sleep while boosting the immune system so you can stay healthy this season.
The Ingredients Needed
The ingredients I use to make my nighttime liquid flu shot are organically dried elderberries, ground ginger root spice, lemon juice, rum and raw organic manuka honey. However, if you do not have access to manuka honey or find it is too expensive for you, you may purchase and use organic raw farm fresh honey from your local farm instead and that should work just as good. I just prefer using the manuka honey because of the many medicinal properties it contains like the antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. The store that you can usually find all these ingredients at is an herbal shop. Whole food organic grocery stores carry them as well, but I know not everyone has one in their location.
Making and Taking the Nighttime Liquid Flu Shot
Making the nighttime liquid flu shot is very simple. The first thing you do is pour two tablespoons of dried elderberries into a pan with a forth cup of water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Next, you bring these ingredients to a roaring boil on top of the stove burner. Once you have reach a roaring boil remove the pan from the stove and allow the elderberries to steep in the pan for about ten minutes to really help extract the natural antibacterial and antiviral properties from them. After, strain the elderberries from the liquid using a small strainer and pour the liquid into a small jar or shot glass and add in a tablespoon of manuka honey and two tablespoons of rum. The rum is the remedy that helps put you to sleep. After, carefully combine the ingredients together using a small spoon.
Then, drink the nighttime liquid flu shot down in one shot. The flu shot will taste very warm, soothing, and sweet and berry like. I find it to be very yummy. Within twenty minutes to a half hour of taking the nighttime liquid flu shot I find myself ready for bed and I sure do get a goodnight sleep after taking it. In the morning, I wake up refreshed, health and strong. When the body is rested and nourished properly, the immune system stays strong enough too put up its defenses, to block out the germs that cause the common cold and flu illness. For me my nighttime liquid flu shot works better than those painful flu shots you get at the doctors offices or pharmacy, but you choose which shot you prefer to take this season. I prefer the liquid one you drink down nightly without the possible side effects.
Young children should not use this remedy since it does contain alcohol. Those of you allergic to any of the herbs, spices or honey in this remedy should not use it at all to prevent the cold and flu. Since I have been using the remedy I have not experienced any side effects. It has kept me healthy and free from illness. It also soothes a sore throat and calms a cough. It is very effective for relieving congestion too since the ginger provides a warming effect on the respiratory system which helps loosen up thick mucus. For those of you who make and try this nighttime liquid flu shot I hope it works as well for you as it does for me.