Herbal Cold and Flu Remedies
A Cold, Cough or Flu the worst feeling in the world!!!! Congestion, sore throat , aches and pains, fever. You want relief fast and most importantly with no lingering side effects that many over the counter drugs can give you.
Here are a few herbs, foods and recipes that can give you that relief and have you back on your feet in no time.
- Garlic is probably nature’s most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. Garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics. A soup based on more than 50 cloves of garlic, onions, thyme and lemon will destroy almost any virus that enters its path including colds, and flu.
- Ginger Along side turmeric, ginger is one of the world’s most potent disease-fighting spices. The use of ginger is number one when it comes to curing common cold, cough and relieving respiratory symptoms. With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. Once made into tea, you can add peppermint, honey or lemon to make this beverage into an incredible tea with immunity boosters known to reduce inflammation.
- Lemon juice decreases the strength of the cold and flu virus in the body and reduces phlegm. They are both antibacterial and antiviral. Add lemon juice to your tea or make hot or cold lemonade with honey to build resistance to cold and flu, and speed up healing if you do succumb. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, which is known to support the body’s natural defenses. Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property.
- Apple cider vinegar is treats numerous diseases, health conditions, and annoyances. It eases digestion, prevents flu, reduces inflammation, kills fungus, regulate pH balance, and washes toxins from the body. Here’s an easy recipe using apple cider vinegar.
An effective cold and cough syrup recipe:
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 tsp chili powder
Take 3 tablespoons 4 times per day or until finished.