Cold and flu season is the absolute worst time of the year. Talk about missing work or school, and feeling like absolute garbage…no one is a happy camper. We are always looking for the next best remedy, whether it be a new medication that just hit the market, or an herb that scientists have just realized has beneficial healing properties. We are here to make sure you are a bit more prepared for this awful season. We’ve done our own set of research and have found 3 extremely curative ingredients you need to start adding to your diet…you’ll be running to the nearest grocery store to snag these healing powerhouses!
Ginger has been used by our ancestors for centuries because of the supposed curative properties associated. Instead of our family members just making these claims, there is now scientific evidence proving these healing properties really do exist! Boil water, and add a few slices of raw ginger…you’ll thank us later for the absence of your sore throat. The spice really works magic! Research also says that ginger can get rid of feelings of nausea. Nausea is often an effect of influenza so definitely buy some ginger when you feel a cold or flu coming on!
Not only is honey super yummy and sweet…it also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties! I drink honey with my tea instead of sugar because it is a natural sweetener…who knew it also had health benefits! Boil a pot of water, add a tea bag, and last but especially not least, add some honey. This mixture is proven to ease sore throat pain and to suppress a bad cough. Did you know that giving your child 10 grams of honey before going to sleep reduces cough symptoms and helps them sleep better? Go run to the grocery store and stock up for this cold and flu season!
Allicin is known to have antimicrobial properties, and low and behold…garlic contains allicin! Adding garlic to meals or even taking a supplement has the ability to reduce cold symptoms. Research proves that the powerful herb may even prevent you from getting sick…sign us up! Although researchers have a good hunch that it is extremely effective, further research needs to be done to see just how effective garlic is. In the meantime, adding the herb to your meals won’t hurt!