Since I was feeling so under the weather all week, I asked around looking for some natural remedies that would do the trick and here is what everyone had to say. This is what I decided to test try and it worked great for me.
- I made sure to keep taking my Vitamin D, and a little extra.
- I doubled my daily Juice Plus intake.
- I took lots of elderberry syrup for my cough, about 1 tsp every hour until I was feeling better. That stuff tastes so delicious.
- I made sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
- I sipped on many cups of hot ginger lemon tea (recipe below).
- I made several batches of my vegetable soup and spiced it up to help get rid of this cold.
I love the tea, but I have not been able to persuade J.P to try it, even though he is coming down with a cold. He sure is missing out!
Since I am pretty much done my cold, I did not attempt the Master Tonic concoction that Sarah from Nature’s Nurture explains in detail. To be honest when I saw the recipe, I was afraid. I am pretty sure it will kill me.
Hot Ginger Lemon Tea
Yields: 1 cup
- 1 cup of hot water
- Optional: ginger tea or green tea
- 1-2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- Juice from one lemon
- 1 Tbsp of raw organic honey
- The following ground spices: cayenne pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, cloves and ginger (if you don’t use ginger tea).
- Boil the water and steep your tea.
- Add the honey, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Stir.
- Add your spices of choice. Stir.
- Drink and be prepared for some “spicy and hot” tea.
What are some of your favorite home remedies when you have a cold? Have you tried the Master Tonic?
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