During the cold, winter days we become susceptible t the common colds and flu, which cause unpleasant symptoms. The good news is that there are certain natural remedies which have the ability to subdue the sinuses, and fight colds and phlegm.
Hence, the next time you catch on a cold or flu, don’t turn to over-the-counter drugs and try some of the following 3 recipes instead.
The Hot Pineapple Elixir
– ½ – 1 cup pineapple juice
– 1 pinch cayenne pepper
– 1 tsp honey
– ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a saucer and heat lightly to preference.
Pineapples possess anti-inflammatory properties which reduce phlegm build-up and soothe the throat. they are also abundant in vitamin C content which strengthens your immune system sand thus prevents cold symptoms.
Cayenne pepper provides the kick that warms your body up internally and fights against fevers and nausea, and honey is a natural super-healer for centuries, as it has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial powers that have made it.
Furthermore, when your body’s in an alkaline state, viral bacteria can’t survive, and apple cider vinegar helps alkalize your body.
2. The Wellness Monster
– 1 lemon
– 1 drop of mint extract
– 1-inch piece of ginger
– 1-2 dash of cayenne pepper
– 1 dash of turmeric powder
– 1-2 drops of stevia (optional)
First, put the lemon and the ginger in a blender, and blend until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Then, add the mint, the turmeric, and the cayenne pepper. Mix well and add hot water just enough to double the mixture, and enjoy the drink.
The curcumin found in turmeric is a very powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that will relieve chest congestion and coughs.
Ginger has a similar effect is breaking up the mucus buildup in the lungs. Furthermore, it will alleviate any aches related to the sinuses and it will soothe the throat.
Lemon will enhance the immunity and provide enough vitamin C to fight against the cold. Moreover, it stimulates detoxification and thus will flush out all the toxins from your body.
Last but not least, mint will relieve lung and nasal congestion.
3. The Raw Deal Tea
– 1 tsp lemon juice
– ½ tsp finely grated ginger
– ¼ tsp ground turmeric
– ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
– ½ tsp raw honey
– 1 pinch cinnamon
– For extra cold-fighting powers, add in 1 drop of colloidal silver.
Boil 1 cup of water. Add in all ingredients and stir.
Like honey, cinnamon is antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial. These properties help destroy viral bacteria and reinforce immune response.
Similarly, colloidal silver is highly antibacterial and antiviral and has also been shown to prevent viruses from getting worse.