After being sick as a dog and in bed for about 5 days straight, and had the time and the necessity to read about different cold/flu remedies, I have decided to write down for you 5 of the most effective ones.
They might come in handy when you least expect it. I haven’t gotten my flu vaccine in about 4 years and I haven’t gotten sick ever since. At least not this sick. A little head ache or some sneezing happen once in a while, but nothing as severe as now. Here it is what I have tried and loved.
5 AMAZING EASY TIPS YOU SHOULD TRY WHEN YOU GET A COLD:
1. Propolis Tincture. Propolis is being used as a remedy for various types of health conditions, and it is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It is considered a good preventative treatment for upcoming colds and flues, as an immune system booster, relief for inflamed tonsils and sore throats. For other amazing benefits of the Propolis Tincture you can read here.
One way to administer it is a couple of times a day on a sugar cube or a tea spoon of honey.
2. Bee polen. It is a holistic remedy with numerous health benefits which comes from the pollen that collects on the bees’ bodies. It contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids and protein. Generally herbalists would recommend bee pollen to reduce side effects of chemotherapy, to improve allergies, to alleviate asthma and stomach problems.
While feeling extremely weak, I tried this as well. And I will continue using it. You can take one tea spoon of bee pollen every morning for general health, or you can try it mixed with honey every few hours while sick.
3. Cinnamon. Besides being an amazing flavorful spice, it is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. When you have a common or severe cold, mix a couple of spoons of honey with 1 tea spoon of cinnamon. Some say to take this mixture one time/day for 3 days, some say take it 2-3 times per day for 3 days. I took it 2-3 times/day and I felt good. This mixture will cure most chronic coughs, colds and it will also clear the sinuses. To read more about cinnamon’s health benefits go here.
4. Lemons! Lemons have a very rich vitamin C content which is essential for bone health and also for the skin and blood vessels health. Of course Vitamin C is one of the power house antioxidants which helps to eliminate free radicals.
The beneficial properties of the lemon: cleanses, nourishes, and refreshes the entire body. Also exfoliates and softens the skin.
Mix 5-6 spoons of honey with one thinly sliced lemon and eat every day while sick or when you feel coming up with a cold.
If you happen to touch lemon and go out in the sun, the skin can get discolored where it previously got in contact with the lemon juice.
Also, you should not abuse lemon consumption because it can cause heartburn or slight tiredness, considering their cleansing properties.
5. Last but not least, drink lots of hot liquids! They will relieve congestion, will help soothe inflamed membranes that line your throat and nose, and they’ll prevent you from getting dehydrated. Here I am referring generally to teas. My favorite ones for colds are: Chamomile Tea and Ginger Lemon Honey Tea.
Here is the recipe for this all mighty Ginger Lemon Honey Tea:
– Shred 1/2 or 1 ginger root and pour into a bigger cup or thermos
– Squize one lemon in the same cup/thermos.
-Add 1-2 tea spoon of honey.
-Pour the boiled water over these ingredients, cover it up and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Use a strainer to pour the liquid in a tea cup.
Enjoy! And get better sooner than you normally would 😉