Home Remedies for Cold-Weather Ills
I’ve been working on this post for a while, trying to get something new up, but – ironically – I’ve been coming down with something and can’t seem to shake it. Thanks to the wonderful Pinterest (and Pinners) for helping me make my life a little easier today.
Basic rules of staying well:
Dress appropriately – scarves are “in” every fall,
Get enough sleep,
Get some fresh air every day,
Drink enough water, and
Eat your rainbow.
Most of the time, this will do the job. But sometimes it just isn’t enough, and you just get sick. Here are a few DIY/natural hints and remedies to get you through this change in season. How many have you already tried? What did you think? Do you have some that aren’t on this list to share with the class?
(If you’re not sick yet, consider yourself lucky, and read this over while you’re still well enough to prepare some of these concoctions that take some time to make/brew!)
Herbs for colds and flu – antiseptic throat sprays, vapor rubs, herbal steams, gargles etc. Good sound advice, including the correct use of echinacea. Source: mountainroseherbs.com via Holly on Pinterest
Herbal honey as a medicine. Add garlic and sage directly to the honey, and let sit for 2 weeks. a wonderful, healing medicine that soothed throats and calmed coughs for kids. Source: keeperofthehome.org via Holly on Pinterest
NATURAL COLD REMEDY/simple DIY detox bath 1. Run a hot bath. It opens pores and prepares body for cleansing. 2. Add three pints of food-grade hydrogen peroxide (3%). This oxygenates the body and helps purge toxins. It’s also antibacterial and antiviral. 3. Add two ounces of ground ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory that increases blood circulation and helps promote the elimination of toxins through sweat. 4. Soak for about 30 minutes. 5. Drink lots of water; You need to replenish what’s being pulled out of your system. Source: beautybets.com via Holly on Pinterest