Well, generally I use what’s in my kitchen and that is stuff like spices, teas or essences. I boil some water and add a herb tea bag (thyme, nettle or mint), grated fresh ginger, a stick cinnamon, 3-4 cloves, ground cardamom, pepper and a few drops of essential oil (lavender, pine tree or patchouli).
It does sound like a witch’s brew, but some of those ingredients are natural antiseptics, de-toxifiers, antibiotics, antinauseants and sedatives!!!…
Lemon juice with honey is also a good remedy if you have a sore throat. And if you feel sick, nauseated or just queesy, then a cup of hot water (boiled) or a banana can help.
Otherwise, it is also recommended to eat lots healthy nutrients like fruits, vegetables and stuff like liver in order to reload yourself with enough vitamins and minerals to fight against your cold. You should also drink a lot as it eliminates the toxins inside your body.
As I mentioned before, I’m very rarely sick (sorry folks!), so I’m not a real specialist when it comes to preparing remedies. But I find that essential oils like lavender are good as their effect (inhaled, drunken or used as bath oil) can be quite fast with pains, stress, nausea, etc...
Now it’s my turn to tag the following people:
* Indira of "Mahanandi"
* Obachan of "Obachan's Kitchen And Balcony Garden"
* Cheryl of "The Baker Who Cooks"
* Anne of "La VIe Au Jour Le Jour"
* Elvira of "Tasca Da Elvira"
* Chanit of "My Mom's Recipes And More"
Of course, you don’t have to do the meme if you are not interested by it…
(Ginger -Pic by httP://images.foodnetwork.com)
(Lavender -Pic by www.havenhilllavender.com)
(Cloves -Pic by httP://i.timeinc.net/cooking/)