Cold and flu season is upon us, and your family is exposed to these viruses every day. There’s little a doctor can do to help get your family member better once they have a virus, but there’s plenty you can do to make them healthier faster.
One of those magical fixes is tea, but not just any tea. This tea starts with specialty tea, eucalyptus, peppermint or echinacea tea. The eucalyptus and peppermint have a soothing property.
Peppermint tea is a natural decongestant that also brings relief. Echinacea tea has the power to boost your immune system, so your body can overcome cold or flu symptoms.
The magical part comes when you add a few simple ingredients, garlic, lemon, honey and apple cider vinegar. Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, one of the top vitamin used for fighting infection of any kind.
It has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help to fight the germs and viruses as it soothes a painful throat. It also boosts your body’s immune system so it can fight off the infection or virus more efficiently.
A well-known cure for a sore throat that soothes as it treats the problem is a mixture of fresh lemon juice and raw honey. Adding honey to this tea not only brings relief, but it also makes it tastes pleasing in the process.
③ Raw Honey
Honey creates its hydrogen peroxide to kill the infection; it has an osmotic effect that draws the bacteria from the cells and kills almost all types of bacteria. Its unique combination of weaponry makes it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance, so using it often is never a problem.
④ Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is often thought of like Mother Nature’s wonder drug. It has so many applications from health to beauty and even makes great salad dressing.
It helps prevent the flu, but once you have it, also helps boost your body’s immune system and can help restore a healthy acid/alkaline balance. It has antimicrobial benefits that can help pull the toxins from the body too.
Garlic is a popular cold and flu fighter. In fact, studies show that people who take garlic can recover faster than those who don’t. It contains potent antioxidants that protect cells and help boost your immune system. Garlic has antiseptic qualities, too.
You need to crush the garlic first to release those magical ingredients and allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes, so do that step first before even putting on the water for tea.
After the tea has steeped for a while, the crushed garlic will be cooked, which takes the sting out of the garlic. You can munch on the bits and pieces in the bottom of the cup for even more protection.
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Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.
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