You know it's coming...
We are just getting into the cold season, and like it or not, some of us are going to get a cold over the next several months.
Herbs will almost certainly be your best bet to help fight the fight along with lots of Vitamin C, and rest. NOT orange juice, by the way. More about that here.
I had a good friend and client a few years back who called me really needing a remedy. Her throat really hurt, and she was beginning to lose her voice. She was feeling pretty sick.
Typical cold symptoms. She needed something to help.
And she was simply not able to take time out from work to rest and recover. Sound familiar? There’s no good time for a cold!
Since she lives in Canada, I couldn’t get her a formula like my ImmuniPak fast enough to help right then, which would have been the ideal solution.
However, she did have some natural cold fighters in her kitchen. So over the phone, we put together a nice little antiviral/antibacterial cold fighting herbal tea straight out of her kitchen cupboard.
By the next day, she could actually talk again, and she reported that she already felt much better. The remedy had done the trick.
While over the counter cold medicines may sometimes reduce symptoms, they can actually interfere with your immune system. And like all medicines, they come loaded with side effects that may actually make you feel worse.
So herbs are a much better choice in my opinion. And of course, if you want some of the best cold fighters and immune support anywhere, take a look at the ImmuniPak, which also has added Zinc and Selenium for maximum benefit.
But if you don’t have the ImmuniPak formula available, there are several spices and dried culinary herbs that have natural antiviral and antibacterial properties that you probably use for your everyday cooking.
This recipe also includes turmeric which is one of the best natural anti-inflammatory and pain relievers available. Rosemary also is a natural anti-inflammatory and is in the formula as well.
If you don’t have these herbs on hand, I definitely suggest you pick them up. The small investment is well worth it.
And you’ll take comfort in knowing that you have something available to help you fight the fight when the inevitable cold strikes. Go organic herbs whenever possible.
The Kitchen Cupboard Cold Remedy recipe contains a combination of thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, lemon, and honey.
If you've never really used herbs before, this formula is a good introduction to using herbs in a simple yet effective way.
Here’s a list of properties:
Kitchen Cupboard Cold Formula
Combine a half teaspoon of each of the following dried cut herbs:
To these four herbs, add ¼ teaspoon Turmeric, ¼ teaspoon Ginger, one or two teaspoons of a good quality honey (raw if possible), the juice of half a lemon, and a good pinch of ground cayenne pepper.
Make a tea by adding 2 cups of hot water. Use spring or a good filtered water. Not tap water.
Cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Don’t strain the herbs as they will continue to steep over time.
Sip the tea over the course of an hour and let it linger over your throat area, which is where viruses and bacteria tend to collect and incubate.
If you take this tea two to three times a day, you will really help fight whatever the bug is and give your body a much needed natural boost. The bonus? It’s tasty!