Flu Free with Natural Remedies
January by the cycles of nature in the Northern hemisphere is a time for hibernation, for rest and reflection following the busy festive period. It’s the perfect time to embrace the cosiness of dark winter nights by curling up next to the fire with a mug of something warm and soothing.
The commitments of daily modern life mean that we must strike a balance between what our bodies call for at this time of year and the obligations of family life. With the children back at school and normal routine resumed it can be a time where your little ones (and you) may be more susceptible to picking up a bout of the dreaded January sniffles.
We’ve put together some natural remedy suggestions to safely see you through to spring.
Other ingredients recommended by herbalists for natural cold and flu cures include:
Garlic – known for its antiseptic, anti-viral and antibiotic properties. Adding this to your hearty family suppers can go a long way towards keeping a cold at bay.
Onion – though not so appealing a prospect this time of year, eating onion raw keeps the respiratory tract open.
Sage – known by herbalists as ‘the mouth and throat plant’ is carminative, antiseptic and astringent, making it the number one herb for relieving sore throats and can also be used to treat sinus congestion (should not be used when pregnant or breastfeeding).
Cayenne pepper – can help to stop the flu virus in its tracks or shorten the length of time it sticks around.
We hope that these natural cold remedies will serve you and your family well during the winter months and beyond. If you have any other home remedies that work a treat which you may like to share please get in touch!
Here’s to a very healthy and happy 2019!
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