The approach of the
winter also means that cold and flu season will be here soon. Running
to the doctor because of a cold can be expensive, so here are some
remedies that my mom uses to get rid of colds that I can verify
really help. Some home remedies are based on medicinal knowledge.
Some home remedies like brandy are nothing more then a placebo.
The Alcohol does nothing to improve the patients health, but the
more they drink the more they get drunk and feel better, but usually
once the effects of the alcohol wear off the symptoms feel much
worse. Here are some remedies that actually work, and are all natural.
Vitamin C The first thing someone
will tell you to do when you have a cold is drink plenty of hot
tea with lemon. This is because lemon contains vitamin C. when taken
in times of health it can help keep your immune system strong so
the body can fight off the germs that cause a cold, but once you
have a cold it also help shorten the duration f the cold and helps
relieve the symptoms of the cold as well.
Chest Cold: Garlic soup
is a great way to help open up the repertory system and make
breathing easier while killing the germs that causes the cold
at the same time. The garlic hold antiseptic properties that
helps the body rid itself of its unwanted guests, the oil
the in the soup opens the airways, and by adding a tablespoon
of onion juice you can flush all the unwanted toxins from
your body by sweating them out.
a Fever: It is not uncommon for someone with a
cold to have a fever. A good way to reduce the fever is with Ginger.
When cut up and boiled in water ginger has been found to lower a
fever in a matter of hours. A less bitter way is to put a small
piece of ginger into a glass then pour boiling water in the glass,
after letting it sit for 2 or 3 minutes put a tea bag in the glass
and add some sugar. This method is less effective but tastes much
Fingers For those who may not know another name
for Okra is Lady Fingers. Lady Fingers are great for sore throats
because they contain a large amount of mucilage that sooths a sore
throat and helps keep the throat moist. Take a ¼ pound of okra,
cut them into small pieces and boil in a liter or water. The steam
can also be used but it is not as strong as eating the vegetable.
Tamarind and Pepper: A great way
to relieve a stuffed up nose is Tamarind and Pepper soup. The soup
is made by adding 50 mg or Tamarind into a pot with 1 cup of water.
Bring it to a boil then add one teaspoon of hot ghee and half a
teaspoon of black pepper. You should have 1 cup of this soup 3 times
a day. After drinking you will fell your nose start to run and your
eyes will water, but within minutes your sinuses will be cleared
Go for the Source: All of the remedies
so far have been ways to relieve the effects of the cold, but this
remedy is aimed at curing the entire cold. The Bitter Gourd Root
is made into a past and mixed with homey. For every 1 teaspoon of
Bitter Gourd Root add 1 teaspoon of honey. Take a tablespoon of
the mixture every night for 30 days to rid yourself of the cold
germs and to help rebuild your immune system.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a cure all.
It not only relieves the symptoms of the cold like runny nose and
sore throat, it also helps kill the cold germs and strengthen the
immune system all at once. The turmeric is bought as a powder. Add
half a teaspoon is added to a cup of milk them boiled. The steam
should be inhaled while it is boiling then poured into a glass,
allowed to cool slightly then drink twice a day. Your nose will
start to run much more then before but in a day you will feel much
These were just some of my mom's home remedies from the old country.
I hope they help keep your kids as well as they did my bother and
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