Jello Tea and 6 Other Home Remedies

Sarah Cottrell
4 min readDec 8, 2022

We’re in the thick of influenza, RSV, and Covid season, and my kids are super sick. To help alleviate their symptoms, I am treating them with a barrage of home remedies that are pediatrician (well, ours anyway) and mom-approved. Check out these tried and true old-school home remedies if you need tips for helping your kids stay comfortable while dealing with the sick season.

Stay healthy, friends.

Jello Tea

Mix up your Jello like usual by adding one cup of boiling water to the Jello powder and stirring until dissolved, and then add one cup of cold water. Instead of popping it into the fridge to cool and set up, pour into a cup and give it to your child to sip on. The gelatin will help coat their sore throat and ease their discomfort.

Homemade Ginger Ale

I’m not a fan of the sugar content in store-bought ginger ale, so I make my own. Here’s what you need:

  • About an inch or two of fresh ginger root
  • One lemon
  • Seltzer water
  • Honey
  • A big jar

Take the ginger and chop it into small pieces, don’t worry about peeling it. Add to a pot with about 2 cups of water and bring to a simmer (don’t boil!) — reduce to about a cup of liquid. Once the water looks yellowish and smells gingery, remove from heat and let cool. Strain it into a big glass jar. Next, squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the…



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