Lifestyles Center Blog


Its that time of the year again… The Oswego plague is back and ready to prey on its victims. Here’s some proof: “The Oswego Plague is here. If you get on the bus sniffling, coughing, sneezing, you’ll be wearing a new scent called Lysol cuz I’ll spray u.” This is a direct quote from the Oswego D-Bus twitter account, interesting. But besides that, we know its here, so we need to be prepared. Here is a lovely home remedy to ease your achy sickness. Feel free to grab some ingredients from the dining hall, such as lemons and honey!

Imagine a scrumptious drink with all natural healing ingredients such as honey, ginger, and lemon. Honey is an antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral remedy all on it’s own. Ginger is an antiviral and anti-inflammatory, and lemon is an antiseptic and even aids in digestion. The mixture of these three into one remedy can make a person feel better from just thinking about it. As you press your lips against the warm glass for your first gulp you feel fuzzy inside, maybe even toasty. You can smell the ripe lemony aroma as you start to sip. The taste of thick sweetness enters your mouth from the gooey yet infatuating honey. But, as you continue to sip your drink starts to balance out as you soon begin to taste a small yet pleasant bitterness from the ginger. You can’t even fathom what it would be like to be drinking the bland cough medicine 5 feet away from you. Right now, you only picture the everlasting aroma of your new favorite elixir and the constant buzzing sound from the microwave as you heat it up!


1 Empty Jar

1 Lemon

1 Ginger

1 Small Package of Honey

If you’re at the dining hall just grab 1-5 little packages

1 Tablespoon of Sugar (not required but may be needed)


  1. Gather your ingredients, including an empty jar.

        ($1 jars are available at the dollar store)

  1. Cut up the lemons and grate the ginger.

        (The amount of ginger is up to you! Always taste test.)

  1. Place both in the jar.
  2. Add water to the jar.
  3. Stir the ingredients and add honey while stirring.

        (Continue to taste test!)

  1. Let it sit overnight.
  2. Poor a little in a mug and heat it up the next day!
  3. Store the jar for up to 3 months in the fridge.

Written by Megan Tuohey, Peer Educator

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