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How to Beat Coughs, Colds & Congestion Naturally

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How to Beat Coughs, Colds & Congestion Naturally

Winter is just around the corner! You know what that means? Flu season is upon us! If you are like me, you like to try every homeopathic, natural way to prevent colds, sore throats and coughs.

I've tried many and have found two recipes that not only help the body's immune system when healthy but, if you are struck by the sniffles and sneezes, also help to soothe sore throats, coughs and congestion. A dear friend shared her recipe with me and I just added a couple of tweaks of my own. They have been momma tested and child approved! 

Now, the measurements can be altered according to your own specific needs and tastes. These are the approximate measurements I use for serving two children.

Recipe 1 - Honey Lickin' Good Immunity Boost Syrup

  • 6 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon clove powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 dash of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste (this is made of sesame seeds. So anyone with a nut allergy should not add this)

In a bowl, mix all ingredients. Serve one tablespoon at a time. 

Recipe 2 - Warm Soothing Spice Tea

  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 whole cardamom seeds
  • 4/5 clove seeds
  • 1 tsp of fresh ginger (if this is too spicy, you may use ginger powder instead)
  • 4/5 tablespoons of organic honey (to taste)
  • A squeeze of lemon (optional)
  • 4 cups of boiling water

Let water come to a boil, then turn off heat. Add all the spices. Mix in the honey when the water is not too hot so as not to loose the medicinal properties of the honey. Let it steep for about 10 minutes or until water is warm to serve. I add a squeeze of lemon at the end for a vitamin C boost. However, the lemon will change the taste of the drink, making it more sour. 

A little about the ingredients. Ginger, Cinnamon and Turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties, which will help to reduce inflammation. The black pepper helps to activate the anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric. Honey is like a natural anti-biotic and tahini paste also help soothe and coat a sore throat. Lemon of course is rich in Vitamin C, which is always needed throughout the season!

Remember do NOT give honey to children under the 1 years old. 

Enjoy! And do let me know how these recipes work for you!

 


6 Responses

Sami
Sami

November 11, 2017

I love this I’m always looking for natural remedies!!! Thanks for the post. Perfect for this time of year. I also recommended young livings essential oils called “RC” and “Thieves”. They work for me!

Kermilia White
Kermilia White

November 10, 2017

This is awesome! I’m always looking for different natural remedies, especially with cold and flu season approaching! I’ll definitely be trying these recipes!

DeeJay
DeeJay

November 10, 2017

Thank you, thank you for this! i am always looking for ways to stay away from OTC medication. I will definitely be saving this for reference during the cold season!

georgia
georgia

November 10, 2017

This is the time of year for constant colds that just won’t go away!
Awesome tips!

Heather Gonzalez
Heather Gonzalez

November 10, 2017

This is some great advice. My dad swears by local honey to help him with allergies. Honey has some great healing properties.

Brigette Collins
Brigette Collins

November 10, 2017

This is perfect for me right now! All of the kids (and no I) have been hit with a cold these past couple days! It is so annoying to deal with!

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