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Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

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Drinks and products to help relieve or avoid the cold and flu

Homemade and other remedies to help with seasonal illness

 

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy are here to help! Are you looking for natural remedies that are DIY, and actually work?

These DO make you feel better, help with a sore throat, body aches, helps you sleep and eases those symptoms.  

I have put together for you –

  • Tips 
  • Recipes
  • And ideas I came across
  • Along with other techniques we have used in our family, to combat the flu and cold and chase the aches and pains away.   

At the bottom are links to recipes that you see pictured here and MORE

Because  I WANT YOU to stay healthy and happy!

 

There are ways we can prevent the cold and flu from getting to us and our family, or at least lingering longer than it has to.

A few tips are:

  • Do your best to avoid people who are ill if at all possible.
  • Try to stay away from others when you are ill to prevent spreading it.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, particularly after touching your nose, mouth, etc.
  • Use hand sanitizer.
  • Get rest and lots of it. Your body needs a way to fight off those terrible germs and it has to have the energy to do it.
  • Drink lots, and lots of fluids.
  • See your doctor if your symptoms do not ease, or if you feel it going into your lungs, or you think you may be dehydrating.  Serious health issues can arise when a simple cold and flu is not taken care of.
  • Here’s a great article with more tips  10 Ways To Feel Better Now

I love herbal teas and particularly when I don’t feel well.  Here are a couple of my favorites that are easy to keep on hand and help ease those aches and pains

SLEEPYTIME BY CELESTIAL SEASONINGS is a good one when you feel like you are coming down with something, or already have the crud.Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Echinacea Complete Care Wellness Tea Herbal Supplement, 20 Count

This LEMON GINGER TEA BY BIGELOW has ginger and pro-bio-tics to help with digestion and stomach ailments.Bigelow Lemon Ginger Herb Plus Probiotics Tea - Caffeine Free - 18 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags

SOOTHING BATH SOAK

 Now, this is an oldie but a goodie I heard about.  In a nice warm bath, pour in:

1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 – 1 /2 tsp cayenne pepper (the original instruction was to use up to 1 Tablespoon of each)

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Soak for 10 minutes or so to release toxins and relieve sore muscles.

To help with congestion that often comes with colds and flu’s, keeping the air moist will help. This can be done by using a cool-mist humidifier or a vaporizer, which will make it easier to breathe. And using it at night will help you sleep better because you will be less congested and cough less.

VICKS WARM MIST HUMIDIFIER with Auto Shut Off


Homemade Cough Syrup, click HERE to go to post

Homemade Cough Syrup

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Flu- Buster Smoothie, click HERE

Flu Buster Smoothie

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

 

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy HERE

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

 

Cure-All-Get-Well-Drink HERE

Cure-all Get Well Drink

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

Cold & Flu Fighting Herbal Tea’s HERE

Cold and Flu Herbal Tea's

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Keep Healthy

I am not a doctor, nor trained in any way medically, nor claim to be. Please see your physician with any questions about these products, recipes or ingredients and use at your own discretion and responsibility. I waive all responsibility medically or any otherwise. 

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016, 2018

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

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Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

I found this recipe for a soothing homemade tea to combat the cold and flu on Chatelaine.  The breakdown on the ingredients is fabulous –

Lemon: Full of vitamin C which can help reduce the duration and severity of symptoms if you already have a cold.

Cinnamon: Antioxidant spice which adds a warming flavor.

Ginger:  Used for centuries to relieve a sore throat and loosen up congestion due to a cold. Best known for its ability to calm an upset stomach. Ginger can also treat vomit and nausea.

Cloves: Make it easier to cough up and eliminate phlegm.

Turmeric: One of the most effective anti-inflammatory around and also relieves gastrointestinal discomfort.

Cayenne: Helps with stomach problems and poor appetite.

Honey: Has small amounts of vitamin C and folate; can also soothes and calms sore throat.

 

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy

Ingredients:

3 cups water

Juice of 1 small lemon

2 cinnamon sticks 5″

6″ piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced thin

1/4 teaspoon whole cloves 2 teaspoons turmeric (this does stain, use caution)

1 pinch cayenne (you can add more if desired) *

1 – 2 Tablespoons honey depending on desired taste

 

Directions:

Add all the ingredients, *except the honey, to a pot and bring to a boil.

Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy 1Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy 2Strain through a fine strainer. 

Stir in honey to taste and drink while warm. 

If storing, keep in the refrigerator and warm when ready to drink.Soothing Herbal Tea Remedy 3I am not a doctor, nor trained in any way medically, nor claim to be. Please see your physician with any questions about these products, recipes or ingredients and use at your own discretion and responsibility. I waive all responsibility medically or any otherwise.

From Chatelaine. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

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