‘Natural and Edible Cold and Flu Remedies’ by M Slansky

It’s a delicious brew of black tea combined with awesome spices such as cardamon pods, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger along with moo milk, soy, rice or even coconut milk for an exotic twist. Yep, the classic chicken soup. When I am nauseous, it’s cold water, ginger ale, and maybe a not-strongly-brewed tea with a tiny bit of honey. Crystallized ginger is shelf stable for up to two years. It is used to draw toxins from the body, usually the neck area. As it gets cold outside the heat goes up, the air gets dry, and commercials for cold medicine hog the airwaves. The entire upper respiratory system can be healed with the help of a mixture of ginger juice and honey.

So you might need some help while you’re feeling under the weather. You feel worn down and swallowing can be very painful. This herb works well as an expectorant and demulcent, and you can use it to make your own herbal cough syrup. My mom use to make me gargle with vineger and salt solution as hot as I could stand it. Lots of people I spoke to spent it in bed nursing themselves back to health. I got the best results from boiling freshly grated ginger (bought from the grocery store) for about 10-15 minutes. Again.

OK, not really, and we bet you don’t either. Ginger has been well researched and many of its traditional uses confirmed. I woke up Thanksgiving morning with the beginnings of a cold. Confined spaces and stuffy interiors are a glorious breeding ground for germs, viruses and all manner of unsavoury bacteria. For instance, if you notice a sore throat in the morning, it could be caused by dryness from breathing through your mouth in the night, or it could be triggered by acid reflux while you’re sleeping. Fall is here and so are the sniffles and dry scratchy throats. We actually have had it a little easier the past couple of years we’ve been homeschooling because my boys aren’t exposed to quite as many germs but it still seems like these months at the beginning of the year are plagued with one ailment or another.

Unfortunately, you will have to deal with a lot of discomfort that comes with it. Works every time! One spoonful in a cup of hot water every night before bed will keep you free from colds and sore throats. Gargling with warm salty water or Mouthwash can reduce the pain and inconvenience. 2. If you completely forget that this is in your pantry, after a while it turns into the most delicious marmalade! As a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, radishes have a host of health benefits but are typically under-appreciated – pushed around on crudité platters until they’re all that’s left and then drowned in ranch dressing to wash them down.

Each ingredient in this recipe helps to fight cold and cough. This root is valued in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean and many other regions. According to Rosemary, This is a very old, very strong recipe, and it’s one of the finest disinfectant remedies you’ll ever have on hand. Well, it’s a lightly-sweetened drink brewed from fresh ginger and lemon. However, many of these deceptively ordinary remedies have been around for hundreds (if not thousands) of years and for good reason! It is part of the renowned ginger family and contains Curcumin a powerful antioxidant that lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. The acids found in these foods can irritate and worsen your sore throat.

It has been used to treat certain digestive disorders, including heartburn, indigestion, ulcerative colitis & Chron’s disease. Even in yoga class where the healthiest of us hang out, coughs, sneezes and other mucus clearings of their own kind abound. Wintry nights, Christmas round the corner, and the joyful sore throat, stuffy nose and sneezes. But it can be an awesome addition to lots of recipes. Ginger is useful to settle motion sickness, aide digestion and can be beneficial with other stomach complaints. They’re also a tasty way to add natural, nutrient-rich flavors to hot tea or water. I know it is not cold or flu season but they can spring up on you anytime.

4 tangerines, peeled and segmented. Wintertime is wonderful in so many ways: the holidays, friends and family, cold weather and warm hearths. In the universe of home cures, there are many regular cures for pretty much everything that upsets you. If you have a pain in the throat, you will surely find a natural method to help you mitigate, in everyday life, discomfort due to this condition. Eliminate mucous forming foods such as wheat, dairy & sugar and eat foods that are warming such as soups and stews as your body and digestion won’t have to work to hard to digest.