Treat Cold & Flu Naturally

Are you prepared for the cold and flu season knocking on the door?  There are several things every household should have in the cabinet in case you or one of your family members gets sick this season.

 

Ginger

Ginger has been used for centuries to relieve sore throat and loosen up congestion due to a cold. A few slices of raw ginger root in some boiling water may help soothe a cough or a sore throat, but it will also ward off the feelings of nausea that so often accompany the flu. Ginger is also best known for its ability to calm an upset stomach and relieve aches and pains due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Honey

Honey has strong antibacterial and anti-microbial effects and helps soothe the throat and ease the effects of certain illnesses during the cold and flu season. Manuka Honey contains more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants than other types of honey. This helps boost the immune system which prevent colds from coming on as well.

Echinacea

The herb Echinacea is one of the best known herbal remedies to boost the body's immune system and lessen the duration and severity of cold symptoms.  Its active ingredients include flavonoids, chemicals that have many therapeutic effects on the body, including the ability to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.

Lemons/Vitamin C

Lemons are high in Vitamin C levels and have a strong defense against germs. Adding fresh lemon juice to hot tea with honey can help reduce phlegm. Studies report that including at least 500 mgs of vitamin C in your daily diet boosts the body’s immune system, therefore reducing exposure to infection.

Manuka Honey Lozenges

Lozenges are great for soothing a dry tickle or sore throats. Lozenges made with simple natural ingredients like Bee Propolis, Eucalyptus, or Menthol combine all of nature’s best healing properties to help you through your day.

 

Being prepared means you have what you need available at all times, so stock up now on everything you'll need to soothe cold and flu symptoms before the sniffles start! Hope these natural remedies keep you happier and healthier all season long!