4 Concoctions and Remedies to Keep Cold, Cough, and Flu at BayLuke Coutinho
While we love the chill in the air as much as our neighbor next door, the season of constant sniffles, runny and clogged noses, coughs, colds, congestion, sinuses and flu is here.
So, our experts put together a list of quick and easy-to-prepare homemade concoctions to help you with immediate relief. These homemade brews will help you break down excess mucus faster and nip your symptoms into the bud before it turns into a full-fledged fever or body ache. The best part is that you do not need to hunt for these ingredients. They are already in your kitchen cabinet.
For the longest time, our parents and grandparents relied on the power of food as medicine to heal everything right from a cold to a wound. It is because food has healing powers. These tried and tested home remedies cure you using the gifts of nature and are free of any side effects. But of course, always maintain caution. Do you have any medical conditions? Are you allergic to any of these ingredients? Then avoid it. Make an informed choice.
If you have no such concerns, then get into the kitchen, brew these quickly and enjoy. Tell us if these helped you.
When infused with the right herbs and spices, tea can go a long way in yielding numerous health benefits, especially when the weather seems uncertain and your immunity is at stake. Add all the ingredients to three cups of water. Bring it up to two to three boils, cover, and let it steep. Sieve and serve hot. This herbal tea infusion is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. It is the perfect solution to reduce inflammation, better immune function, and keep cold, cough, and flu at bay. Have this infusion if it suits your body. It is a post-digestive drink that you can have 30 to 40 minutes after your meals. You can even add variations like green tea with spices.
Turmeric Root Tea
The best time to heal a cold is to look out and act at its first signs. These warning signs could differ from one individual to the other. In most cases, a cold usually starts with a sore throat and is later followed by headache, chilliness, lethargy, and eventually a clogged or runny nose. Have a hot cup of this during the onset of cold and feel the magic yourself. Turmeric has high anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Rich in antioxidants, drinking this concoction will keep you warm inside out.
Hot Toddy Black Tea
Need a magic brew that combines the goodness of black tea and other power-boosting spices from your kitchen? Our Hot Toddy Black tea is the answer. Black tea switches your alert mode on and gives you the energy boost you need when cold, coughs, and flu brings you down. It is also rich in antioxidants like polyphenols and catechins. Studies link its benefits to possible anti-cancer effects too. It is also effective in boosting heart health, improving metabolism, and increasing the population of good microbiomes in your gut.
Power Tip: Always remember, moderation is the key. Have one to two small cups of these concoctions a day, depending upon your requirement.
Need tips to ease congestion? Check this out.
A few more tips that could help.
- Keeping your nasal passages moist can help break down mucus and help clear a runny or clogged nose.
- Trust the vaporizer.
- Take a long warm shower and breathe in the steam.
- Stay hydrated to thin out your mucus.
- Use a nasal saline spray.
- Use a warm and wet towel on your face to ease discomfort.
- Stack a couple of pillows and keep your head elevated to ease breathing at night.
Don’t forget to share this with all your family and friends. You may help someone get through today a little more easily. Until next time, stay safe,
Disclaimer: Make an informed decision. Always check with your doctor before starting anything new.
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