Greek Remedies To Keep Colds And Flu Away
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 02 October 2017
While Autumn weather kicks into high gear, start protecting yourself from the seasonal colds and flu with these Greek-style remedies.
Chicken Soup with Avgolemono
Hearty, simple and extra comforting, this Greek lemon chicken soup is with no doubt the perfect dish for a cold winter's day! Kotosoupa Avgolemono is a classic delicacy made basically with chicken, which is boiled until tender, rice and finished off with a delicious egg-lemon sauce added to the chicken broth. This is the authentic recipe for Greek lemon chicken soup, a trademark dish that has nourished generations.
Alcohol with Honey and Cinnamon
The ancient Greeks consumed a drink called tsipouro (or Raki), which was made from the leftover mash of wine-making. They added a little cinnamon and honey to create a remedy that eased cold symptoms.Patients were said to enjoy a clearer head and reduced symptoms.
This plant is a natural expectorant used to ease the discomfort of coughs. In ancient Greece, fennel tea was brewed for the treatment of muscle and joint pain.
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