Snow, ice, and cold temperatures are not the only indications that winter is here.
Coughing, runny noses, aches, fevers, and sore throats are among the other signs. Frequent trips to the doctor and supplies of medication from the pharmacy can be expensive.
Save money by turning to the cupboard for cold remedies. A natural approach to healing is healthy, saves money, and eliminates a trip to the store.
Cold-Fighting Foods and Herbs
Ginger warms the body by increasing circulation. Ginger tea can break a fever and remove the buildup of mucus in the lungs, throat, and sinuses. Grate two tablespoons of ginger root into a bowl and pour two cups of water over it.
Cover the bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes, then re-warm the tea and drink a cup every two hours until health improves.
Chicken or vegetable soup is also warming and filled with nutrients that a sick body needs. Load soup with vegetables rich in Beta-carotene such as spinach, carrots, turnip greens, and sweet potatoes.
Lemons have cold and flu-fighting properties and a hot honey and lemon drink is a soothing beverage
Simply add lemon and honey to hot water to taste. Enhance the benefits by warming straight lemon juice and honey and swishing the liquid around in the mouth before drinking it. Another warm drink that relieves a cough or sore throat is an herbal tea. Steep a teaspoon or two of herbs in a cup of boiling water for 30 minutes, remove them, and drink.
Honey is another popular sickness remedy. A teaspoon of honey makes a sore throat or cough less painful. Combine honey and garlic to create an effective cough mixture. When winter arrives, chop four to six garlic cloves and put them in a jar of honey.
Remove the garlic after a few weeks and consume some of the honey when a cough or sore throat sets in.
Vitamin A and C, the mineral zinc, and the herb echinacea can fight cold and flu symptoms so begin taking them at the first sign of a cold.
Remaining hydrated flushes the system and prevents mucus membranes from becoming more suitable environments for viruses. Treating a cold as soon as symptoms appear reduces the chance that it will become a severe one