While most people reach for over-the-counter drugs to alleviate the symptoms, addressing them naturally is a time-tested and quite effective approach, too. There are some natural remedies which can help you fight back! Next time the sniffles come on, try these amazing recipes which can help you fight colds and phlegm as well as to subdue the sinuses.
1. The Wellness Monster
1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper
1 dash of turmeric powder
1-inch piece of ginger
1 drop of mint extract
1-2 drops Stevia ( optional)
First, blend the lemon and ginger. Add the cayenne pepper, turmeric, and mint extract. Stir well and pour hot water over them so that you double the size of the mixture.
Lemon: It is used to detoxify and provide the cold-fighting stores of vitamin C. It significantly boosts the immune system.
Ginger: It works on several levels by breaking up the mucus in the lungs and soothing any sinus-related aches and sore throat.
Turmeric: It contains curcumin, a compound which acts as strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. These properties allow it to break up chest congestion and preventing coughs.
Mint: The menthol component of mint acts as a natural decongestant.
2. The Hot Pineapple Elixir
½-1 cup pineapple juice
½ tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Mix the ingredients in a pot and heat lightly. As simple as that!
Pineapple: It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the throat and reduce phlegm build-up. It is an excellent source of vitamin C as well, a nutrient which boosts the immune system and prevents cold symptoms.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It helps alkalinize the body which is very important. Namely, when the body is in an alkaline environment, viral bacteria are unable to thrive.
Cayenne Pepper: This amazing ingredient fights against fever and nausea.
Honey: It acts as natural all-cure which possesses antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
3. The Raw Deal Tea
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp raw honey
¼ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp finely grated ginger
1 pinch cinnamon
1 drop of colloidal silver
Put the ingredients in a cop of boiled water and stir well.
Honey and cinnamon act as antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral agents, which makes them able to destroy viral bacteria and boost the immune system.
The colloidal silver is highly antibacterial and antiviral agent which prevents viruses from getting worse.