With the change in weather comes problems of all kinds . One is cold and flu like symptoms. My Gran always went natural when she could -so here is some of her favorites. Please if symptoms is bad consult a doctor.
- Vitamin C
- Honey and Tea
- Chicken soup
- A steamy shower
- Gargling warm salt water
Grams favorite cold remedies:
Green Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
- 1 tablespoon loose green tea leaves
- 2 tablespoons minced, fresh ginger root
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice,
- 1 tablespoon Clover honey
SINUS BLEND FOR RELIEVING CONGESTION
Eucalyptus is amazing for opening up the sinuses, and is also extremely effective at killing airborne microbes when used in a diffuser. Camphor is also a great antiviral and antibacterial oil, and its vapors are great at reducing cold symptoms. Peppermint is very soothing and can calm irritated respiratory passages, so it’s a nice addition to this blend. The optional addition of cedarwood can help with calming coughs if they are accompanied by sinus congestion.
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops camphor essential oil*
2 drops peppermint essential oil
For sinus congestion with a cough, add 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil to the above blend.
*Do not use camphor topically on children, or in a diffuser for very young children.Gra
Salt and Water
n order to profit from the benefits of gargling with salt water, mix the following ingredients in the ratios listed below:
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 tbsp. of salt