Today’s blog is collaboration article from four members offering a few all-natural tips to treat a cold via The Wellness Universe.
Here are some great suggestions and home remedies for the common cold during the winter months and for any time of the year. We have featured remedies from four members of The Wellness Universe. Please check them out for more great wellness tips and support.
Tip 1 – Leslie’s Home Remedy Tea:
My go to tea for all that ails me. It’s the tea my family asks me to make them when they’re feeling under the weather, and it’s the tea that their friends and my own will ask me to make as well.
So, allow me now to share the recipe, in hopes it will help you too:
- ½ tsp (ground) organic Turmeric or a tsp of fresh grated
- ½ tsp (ground) organic Ginger or one tsp of fresh grated
- ½ tsp (ground) organic Garlic or one freshly crushed clove
- ½ tsp (ground) organic Thyme
- ½ tsp (ground) organic Cayenne
- ½ tsp (ground) organic Cinnamon
- ¼ cup (organic/unfiltered) Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbs organic Honey (or to taste)
- 2 cups boiled filtered or spring water (preferably by stove, not microwave)
All measurements are approximate and to taste. Combine all ingredients and sip throughout the day.
Make yourself a batch and at the first inkling that you’re starting to feel a little off, start drinking it. Of course, you can always drink it as a preventative too. Just be sure to check with your health care professional or pharmacist if you’re on any medications that might be affected by any of the ingredients listed. Wishing you good health always!
Be sure to stay tuned for my full article that will post later this week telling you all about why I selected these specific ingredients.
Tip 2: Probiotics
Having a healthy gut is extremely important. Our gut is really our first brain and it sends signals out to the rest of our body, especially during times of illness. Over the counter and prescription medications strip the good bacteria from our stomach and leave us defenseless. A way to remedy this would be to take a quality probiotic daily. The best ones have micro blue-green algae with enzymes that support both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The probiotics assist and support in detoxing the sludge that may be lurking in our digestive tract and also provide an environment where the good bacteria can be restored, flourish, and give your immune system the boost it needs to keep you in tip top health.
Tip 3: Juicing Garlic
A natural and powerful way to prevent/fight colds, infections, illnesses and disease is to juice garlic. Fresh vegetable juicing is like giving your cells an injection of LIFE! Your body absorbs fresh juiced vegetables/fruit 80% more than consuming raw! That is an injection of Nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, biophotons, oxygen, antioxidants, minerals… directly into your Cells! Try adding 1 bulb of fresh garlic when you juice to help you stay healthy, fit, and happy! Garlic juice is an anti-microbial which targets and fights any bacterial or viral infection that may be present in your body. Garlic is a powerful antioxidant that will help boost your immune system, stimulate circulation, lower cholesterol, and will help fight and prevent common colds, illnesses, even diseases such as cancer.
Garlic is very powerful, and for general purposes, you probably don’t need to add more than 1 bulb at a juicing session, unless you plan on doing a certain cleanse. I find it best to add the garlic as one of the first ingredients into your juicer, so that the other vegetables can flush it out into your fresh juice. It can have a little bit of a strong flavor, and therefore, I like to add a lemon or apple with my choice of vegetables for a nicer flavor. It is a very smart idea to add fresh juicing for a healthy, fit, life, and even beneficial to add some fresh garlic on a regular basis. Enjoy! Get your juice on in 2017 for a Healthy, fit, and happier Life!
Tip 4: Suzanne’s Top 3 Remedies
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C strengthens your immune system by boosting up the production of white blood cells. It also clears the nasal passageways and prevents the multiplication of viruses. Some foods that are well-off in vitamin C are – parsley, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, lemons, peaches, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, etc. You can also take vitamin C in the form of pills.
Pepper, whether smelled, gargled in hot water, or eaten with a meal, helps decongest the sinuses or lungs, thereby relieves cold. The capsaicin in pepper loosens up the mucus and eradicates the germs present in the nasal passage.
The allicin in garlic triggers the production of white blood cells, and its antiseptic properties shield the immune system against cold. Chop 3-6 garlic cloves and boil them in a cup of water. Drink this soup 2-3 times a day. Or else, add 3-5 garlic oil drops in your soup or food to get relief of cold.
To see my full list of natural remedies, stay tuned for my blog article later in the week.