Lots of people struggling with colds at the moment. If you have a sore throat or a nagging cough, this Kumquat Cough Remedy will give you quick relief. I recently tried kumquats out for the first time. Even though you can eat them fresh with the peel on, I enjoy them most mixed in my raw juices or in a hot honey-flavoured tea. Kumquats have a fresh citrusy flavour with a subtle hint of Bergamot. Kumquats are rich in vitamin C. Most of the vitamin C is found within the peel. The peel is not only the healthiest part of the kumquat; it’s also the sweetest part. In Chinese medicine kumquat is traditionally used to treat a cough or a sore throat. According to traditional Chinese medicine, kumquat helps eliminate phlegm and can alleviate your cold symptoms. They are either preserved in salt and eaten in its pickled form or used fresh to make a lovely citrusy tea. This is my version of a cough and sore throat remedy. I like the freshness of the raw juice but if you’re feeling quite sick, I recommend trying fresh kumquat tea with raw honey instead to help soothe your sore throat.
Kumquat Cold Relief Juice
- 2 small apples
- 1 small cucumber
- 20 whole kumquats (skin on)
- raw honey to taste (optional)
- Juice apples, cucumber and 20 whole kumquats.
- Add raw honey to taste.
Kumquat Honey Tea
- water ( 2 large tea mug or 1/5 liter)
- 10 kumquats, halved
- raw honey to taste
- Bring water to a boil in a small pot
- Take water of heat.
- Squeeze the pulp from each kumquats in the pot of hot. Add the rest of kumquats too.
- Cover and let the kumquat tea steep for at least 10 minutes.
- Serve hot with raw honey to taste.