Hot Lemon Cola

Welcome people!

This was one of my most Pinned posts on Pintrest. So I thought to repost this up for everyone. Tis’ the season for battling colds. One of my favourite remedies to battle a sore throat/cough is Hot Cola and Lemon slices. My mom had given this to me when I was a child and now it’s one of my staple cold remedies for that cold season.

How Cola works for Sore Throat:

  • Cola has an acidity rating of 2.6 on the pH scale because it contains carbonic and phosphoric acid.

How Lemon works for Sore Throat:

  • Lemon contain acidic (citrus acid) property which helps to break up the mucus that causes sore throat and also helps to soothe your throat from the pain and inflammation
  • Lemon is rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants which helps to boost your immune system and fight against the infection
  • Lemon is a natural antiseptic which helps to kill the bacteria or viruses in the throat to give relief from the sore throat
  • Lemons are rich in several essential vitamins and nutrients. It is anti-bacterial, anti-aging, anti-fatigue and anti-inflammatory properties to boosts up the immune systems to maintain overall health and prevent infections
  • Lemon juice increases salivation and helps to moisten or lubricate an irritated throat to get rid of the sore throat

Sore Throat Remedies

Hot Lemon Cola Recipe

So what you will need is:

  • Can of Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 a Lemon (or more depending on your preference)
  • 1 inch of ginger (optional)
  1. Add the cola to a sauce pan. Turn on the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the lemon and then add the lemon slices into the pot. At this point you may add the ginger (sliced in slivers)
  3. Bring the elixir to a boil for about 2 minutes. Then serve hot.


Thank you for reading! What are some of your at home cold remedies? Let me know in the comments below!


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