It was supposed to be about the gym, but unfortunately I got a cold and I’m struggling not to get sick. That’s why today I share natural ways to catch a cold.
Ginger with hot water.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and expectorant properties. vitamins C, B1 and B2, vitamins E, A and K, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium.
Tea with ginger soothes coughs, dilutes mucus, inhibits bronchospasms, has an analgesic and antipyretic effect, which is why it is recommended for catarrh and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.
A drink with ginger, preferably with the addition of cinnamon, lemon, honey and turmeric, has strong warming, diaphoretic and antipyretic properties.
People who should not use ginger:
– children under 12 months of age
– people with stomach or duodenal ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease
– Ginger should not be excessively eaten by people with hypertension, because this spice raises blood pressure.
Recipe for homemade onion syrup (for wet and dry cough)
Onions and sugar are enough for the basic version of the syrup.
- Peel two or three onions.
- Chop the onion finely and fill it with plenty of sugar. You can also pour honey (this version of the syrup will be healthier, provided you are not allergic to honey).
- Let stand covered for about five hours until the onion releases its juice and the onion syrup is ready.
Dosage: 3 tablespoons a day
Onion syrup can also be used as a home remedy for a child’s runny nose.
If you dip a cotton pad in it and apply it to the toddler’s nose (you will brush it lightly on your nostrils), the syrup will also help with a runny nose.
We store the syrup in a tightly closed jar, in a dark and cool place. In such conditions, it should last for about two weeks.
If you have any other ways to get a cold let me know 😉