Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re coming down with a nasty cold. Although there’s no known cure for the common cold, we have a pleasing remedy that will help ease your symptoms. Cold symptoms can include a runny nose, headaches, body aches, a sore throat, coughing, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, and sometimes a low-grade fever. Who needs that?
Natural Remedies to Try
Before we dive into the details of our feel-better friend, here are some other remedies you might want to consider at the first sign of trouble:
Gargle with salt water: Tackle that sore throat by gargling with warm salt water three times a day. It’s a simple yet effective method to ease the discomfort.
Enjoy a warm bowl of soup: They say to feed a cold and starve a fever, so why not make a big pot of chicken soup? Our Turkey Soup and Avgolemono are just as soothing.
Increase humidity: Ease congestion by running a humidifier in your home. It helps increase moisture in the air and provides relief for stuffy noses.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids. Opt for warm liquids like ginger tea or healthy, clear broth.
Consider supplements: Speak to a naturopath about supplement options, such as zinc lozenges, camphor, menthol rubs, and eucalyptus oil.
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Why Our Cold Remedy Works
All the ingredients used in this hot drink are good for you. Fresh ginger is loaded with antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties. It can also help reduce chest pain and coughing.
Fresh thyme leaves are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium, which are considered essential for optimum health.
Ginger, Lemon, Honey & Thyme
Lemons and honey have long been known for their abilities to fight colds and flu. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, which work together to combat flu and cold infections.
Raw organic honey, the kind that hasn’t been pasteurized, clarified, or filtered, contains bee pollen and propolis. These two key ingredients have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Steep for 5 Minutes!
Allow the tea to steep for five minutes before serving, and remember to stir the contents each time before pouring. For optimum benefit, it’s important to drink it while it’s still hot.
Sometimes it might take a few days for the soothing effects of this beverage to kick in. Try to prepare and enjoy it at least two to three times a day until your cold and flu symptoms subside.
The last suggestion about this Cold Remedy is to peel and eat a small mandarin or clementine while the tea steeps. The burst of citrus not only wakes up your taste buds but also sends a welcome message to your brain and body – help is on the way!
And hey, sometimes homemade cookies can make you feel better too! Why not try our Cherry Orange Oat Cookies or our Oatmeal Chocolate Chips?
Please note, if your fever or cough persists, it’s important to consult with a medical professional. They’ll be able to treat the cold virus and may prescribe pain relievers if necessary. They’ll also know which sprays, antihistamines, and over-the-counter cold medicines might provide relief.
This recipe is offered as a possible way to alleviate cold and flu symptoms. As always, speak with a licensed physician about your health and well-being.
A remarkably soothing, fresh-prepared hot beverage, packed with healing, restorative properties. Our Cold Remedy is just what the doctor (would have) ordered!
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