Winter often brings lots of sniffles, sneezing, colds, flus, etc. And often, bad weather and icy/snowy roads make getting out to get what you need to feel better quite a challenge. Did you know relief is as close as your kitchen?
Here are few natural remedies you might have on hand. If not, be sure to stock up on some of these essentials because winter has just begun!
Apple Cider vinegar, minced clove of Garlic, cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, lemon & honey Consuming a tonic of any combination of these will help your body fight off what is trying to wear you down and help you feel better fast. No, this doesn't taste great. But thin with water and gulp it down quick. It works!
Garlic, echinacea, goldenseal, vitamin C and vitamin D help to boost your immune system.
Cayenne helps clear mucus, preventing congestion and headaches.
Fenugreek seeds break up phlegm & Slippery Elm helps remove it.
Eucalyptus Oil relieves congestion. Put 5 drops of oil in a a bowl with 1 cup of boiling water. Lean over bowl with a towel draped over your head and inhale vapors.
Ginger a tea of grated ginger warms the lungs
Catnip or Peppermint tea can help reduce fever
Zinc can be helpful for a sore throat. Especially as a gargle when mixed with Fenugreek tea.
Slippery Elm, Lungwort & Horehound are also soothing to the throat.