It’s that time of winter where we all know someone suffering from colds, flu or upper respiratory issues. If your like me, prescription and over the counter meds are not appealing because of all the reported side effects. I found that many home remedies are just as effective as these meds. Always consult your doctor before trying anything new especially if your on medication,but most of these remedies can be found in your cabinets and are safe and effective.
Cayenne can be added to drinks or taken in capsule form and is great for breaking up chest congestion, and shortening the duration of colds
Apple Cider Vinegar: Great for colds and flu.
Turmeric: This is a wonder herb with many other benefits but its great for colds.
This is a recipe that you can make with these ingredients at the first sign of a cold.
2 small or 1 large clove of smashed fresh garlic
1 rounded teaspoon of ground turmeric (organic works better),
As much cayenne as you can handle without burning yourself. You want it to really heat you up but not burn your stomach.
2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
Simmer the ingredients in 2 to 3 cups of water. You can then sip, gargle and steam your face in the concoction as you create it.
This is a great and natural way to bring relief from your cold and flu symptoms !!