Sunday, January 13, 2013

Remedies for What Ails You

   Here we are, in the heart of winter, and you know what that means! The people around us are getting sick more frequently, and sometimes it's inevitable that we catch something too. It's important for us to lead healthy lifestyles (healthy diet, plenty of rest, moderate exercise, etc) to help our immune systems function at their best. But once we're feeling under the weather, we need something to help us through it. Whether or not it's bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor, there are things we can do at home to help ourselves feel better. Here are some remedies for a few common symptoms you might need help with this winter. 

   Be sure to check for links throughout to lead you to helpful resources and recipes!

                                                                Sore Throat / Cough                                                                

                                        * Boil a cup of water and add                                          
                                         one tbsp lemon juice and one                                       
                                                                       tbsp honey.                                                                     
* Add one tsp of salt to a cup of
warm water and gargle for about
                                          20 seconds.                                       
                                                             Nasal Congestion                                                               
                                        * Add a dash of cayenne pepper                                        
                                                     to a shot of cold water for some                                                       
                                                 quick drainage.                                               
 * Or try this homemade syrup recipe
                                          with cayenne pepper, ginger, honey,                                   
                                                    and apple cider vinegar.                                                   
                                                                Sinus Headache                                                                 

* Inhale steam for 5-10 minutes
by boiling a saucepan of water
and placing a towel over your head,
or invest in one of these handy 
(I love mine!)

Don't bother with expensive store-
bought saline solution when you can
use this recipe to make your own.

Dizziness / Nausea

* Drink ginger tea. Bring a cup of water
to a boil, add 4-5 thin slices of fresh
ginger, and let steep for 10 minutes.
Add honey to taste.



  1. I've been relying on ginger tea with honey to keep me healthy this year when everyone at work has been sick.

  2. I love ginger tea, it's so tasty! I just started getting into medicinal teas in the last year and I think they're great because they're strong enough to have an effect, but not so strong that you have to worry as much about side effects like with capsules.


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