December 16, 2012

5 Easy Home Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season

Cinnamon and Honey at the First Sign of a Cold

We’ve all used this Honey and Cinnamon remedy now a couple times and it has worked!  I’ve used echinacea in the past, but with the honey-cinnamon remedy, I can really feel it working right away.  I usually stir my honey cinnamon mixture into tea, and the children use theirs as dip for fruit.  I love having something that can work on that dreaded ‘I think I’m getting sick’ feeling.

Elderberry Syrup to Boost The Immune System

Black elderberries grow commonly in the wild in many parts of the world, and they are inexpensive to order online as well. I got my dried elderberries to add to our diet to boost our immune systems this winter.  I made the dried elderberries into homemade elderberry syrup, added a tablespoon of dried berries to applesauce I was making in the crockpot, and I add some to tea sometimes.

Ginger Tea with Honey for Sore Throats

Ginger tea is a warming winter drink, which is recommended on the GAPS Diet and prefect for soothing winter sore throats.

Chicken Stock for good nutrition when sick

Homemade chicken stock is easy to digest and full of the nutrients needed to keep a healthy immune system or heal when feeling run down.  Homemade chicken stock is so easy to make, promise me you won’t be buying any canned soup this year, okay?

Homemade Vaposteam Using Essential Oils

Adding some essential oils to your warm mist humidifier can help stuffy noses breathe easier

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