Get a natural home remedy handy for when the weather starts changing. Right now, the weather has been very unpredictable over here in Canada and that is a recipe for falling prey to cold and flu symptoms. One day it is cold and another day it is hot – getting everyone happy for spring then next thing it’s freezing again. There is a direct link between the weather and a person’s health. During the cold winter months or in periods when the weather is not static, it is wise to keep some natural home remedies handy for fighting the flu, cold and in some cases, even cough.
Having a cold can be very frustrating especially at night when you’re trying to sleep and it is getting in the way of a good night’s rest. It’s the nasal congestion that I actually hate the most because it is characterized by difficulty breathing due to a blocked nose. Luckily for me, I am blessed to have prior knowledge on how to use a natural home remedy to fight off the symptoms before they morph into something more serious. Here are some tips on how to fight the flu, cold and coughs the natural way:
Honey: More than sweet-tasting or delicious on pancakes, it is so good because of its antiviral and antibacterial properties. You can take honey on its own or use it in your tea. A common recipe is to boil lemon in hot water and sweeten with honey to taste. Drink up.
Garlic: Packed with many immune-boosting properties, garlic is sure to flood your system with healing. Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic and add it to boiling water. You can then drink the hot water or use it to make some tea.
Ginger: Drink some ginger tea or make your own by adding slices of raw ginger to hot water and leave until fully steeped. Sip up slowly until finished.
Lemon: They are loaded with vitamin C which is not only a great boost for your immune system but also has a variety of health benefits. Start by squeezing lemon juice into cold water and make some lemonade sweetened with honey.
Water: Drink a lot of water. You can actually substitute tea for boiling hot water and drink it regularly because it causes the mucus to become thinner and easier to come out when you cough or blow your nose. When you are properly hydrated, your sinuses will drain better.
Please note that this is not a substitute for your doctor’s advice. If symptoms persist, you should visit your doctor and seek some sound medical counsel.
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