Flu Remedies- DIY SUNDAYS
With this in mind, i wanted to share some flu remedies that i know. Please bear in mind that i do not have a medical certificate and therefore this is not an expert opinion. Please do your own research before trying these.
Garlic and Honey
This is a stable in my home. I grew up with my mom using it for our colds and flu and now i use it for my daughter.
1 head of garlic
1 cup honey
The garlic should be crushed and added to the honey.
This mixture should be sealed in an air tight container and allowed to sit for a day.
The longer the mixture is allowed to marinade the strong the potency and the better it is at treating the ailment.
I usually take 1 tsp of the honey three times daily.
Hot Ginger cinnamon tea
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of honey (or as you like)
1 glass of hot milk
Use all the ingredients to make the tea.
Ginger: Have antiviral properties, little sedative properties encouraging the rest needed and anti inflammatory properties which decrease the mucosal congestion of the throat. Ginger also has pain relieving, antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties.
Cinnamon: cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey: honey contains multivitamins and antioxidants, along with antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It’s very helpful in flu especially to people suffering from asthma. There is a say my doctor always says it to me “you will never catch a cold if you take 1 big tablespoon of honey with half lemon juice every morning”
Throw Couple of oranges, bananas, grape fruit, guava, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries and you will have a very rich plate, loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and other healthy elements and vitamins. You could also use honey as syrup and increase the overall health benefits.
Garlic Potato Healing Soup
1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed with a mortar and pestle
2 cups chopped potatoes
7 cups good-quality vegetable stock or water
1 teaspoon salt
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon butter
Croutons for garnish (optional)
1. Simmer potatoes and caraway seeds in stock or water for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are very soft.
2. Add crushed garlic and butter, stirring to combine thoroughly.
3. Serve hot with croutons on top, if desired.
If you have any additional flu remedy you would like to share please leave a comment letting me know.