Herbal remedy for cold and flu…. shall we….
When we get brought down by a cold or flu it is not fun, am I right?
Of course I am right!
But sometimes what is worse is the feeling of our cold or flu being prolonged by over the counter medicine. We tend to get this feeling because some over the counter medicine just numbs our symptoms rather than heals them.
Mother nature gave us these amazing resources to stay healthy. But some how along the way we got side tracked by shiny things and quick fixes.
Have you ever heard the term: “Food is thy medicine.”
There is a reason why food has so much power. It is meant to be the only medicine we need.
Let’s back away from the pills, cold medicines, cough syrups, and nyquil and trust that mother nature gave us all we need to fight off any harmful bugs that enter our body.
Ready to fight this flu naturally?
Herbal remedy for cold & flu
Our herbal remedy to cold and flu has multiple parts to it so keep on a reading. By combining all these steps you are sure to beat whatever is trying to settle in your body.
The first step has some power behind it that will knock out what ever is a brewing inside you within a couple days. If caught early, you can even knock it out before it settles in. We call this step “the real flu shot.”
…Let’s talk a little bit about why these ingredients are so important to help your body fight a cold, flu or infection.
Lemon: Known for its antibacterial properties. It can help protect against throat infections. Lemon can provide relief from fever by increasing perspiration. It can relieve congestion. Lemon is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B6, riboflavin, folate, zinc and iron, to name a few.
Ginger: Has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It can help lower chances of bacterial infection. The spice of ginger will help relieve congestion. Ginger also helps provide a healthy digestion.
Garlic: Mother Natures antibiotic. It provides the body with the strength to fight against infections. Garlic helps increase a healthy immune function. Garlic is a powerful microbial and anti-inflammatory.
Cayenne: Is a high antioxidant that helps provide support for the immune system. It will also help loosen mucus within the nasal cavity and chest.
Honey: A well known antibacterial and antimicrobial. Honey provides the body with soothing relief of sore throats, coughs and congestion.
*** It is best to use all organic ingredients. When choosing a honey, choose one that is raw and unfiltered. This means that it is in it’s purest form, with more health benefits.
- In a glass you are going to add half a juiced lemon, 1 TBS honey, 1-2 cloves minced garlic, 1-2 TBS grated ginger, a dash or two, depending on how brave you are, of cayenne. Add about 4 oz of water.
Now chug like a gansta.
***Do this about 2-3 times a day when you feel something coming on. If it has already hit, still do it yo! It will decrease the duration of the cold or flu.
Everyone has their variations, it is best to try all and find your groove. You can also add apple cider vinegar to this to kick it up one more notch. Apple cider vinegar has incredible properties to it, that will give your body the strength to fight off anything.
We also like to take 2-4 doses of oil of oregano or oregano essential oil, when we feel something coming on. I will put a drop of oregano essential oil in a veggie capsule and take it 2-4 times a day. If I am doing oil of oregano, I will do about 8 drops under the tongue 2-4 times a day.
What is the difference?
Oil of oregano is dried or fresh herb steeped in a high quality oil such as olive oil that is cold pressed and organic.
Oregano essential oil is oil derived from the plant through distillation.
*** Remember if taking an essential oil internally, please do your homework and find a high quality oil from a company that can provide you with certainty that it is in fact pure essential oil. Please contact me if you would like to hear more about essential oils.
Elderberry Syrup! This berry has incredible properties to it that helps keep your body happy and healthy. If you haven’t heard of elderberry check out this post. and if you want to make it check to this post.
On the onset of a cold or flu we take 1 tsp 4 times a day. If something is going around and we don’t want to get it, we start taking this 2 times a day for an added immune boost.
Black Seed Oil. This is the mother load here. If you haven’t heard of black seed oil check out this post and get yourself some NOW. We will take this 2-3 times a day when we feel a cold coming on. We take this daily but increase it by one or two when cold and flu season is around.
That’s it yo!
Our herbal remedy to cold and flu may sound like a crap ton, but I swear by it.
Wanna hear a little story?
My house hold got hit with a nasty flu where the kids had fevers for about 4 days. Then five says later they came down with the stomach flu. I managed to escape both illnesses “magically.” And I owe it to this regimen above.
Allow what mother nature has provided for us, use food to help heal your body.