With kids growing up it seems that Dr Mom is always needed to treat some physical or mental “owie”. Dr Mom should always have something that can heal cuts and scrapes and even if the kids came home with plague she might have made some kind of bubbling potion that could cure it. Here are some remedies to tuck away in your first aid kit.
Tea with Lemon:
The first thing they will tell you to do when you get a cold is to drink tea with lemon. This will usually relieve some of the symptoms and give you temporary relief. The reason this works is simple. The hot water from the tea helps open up your respiratory system, and the lemon is full of vitamin C which is good for your immune system. Taking vitamin C everyday can help you avoid catching
a cold before it even starts.
The name Antiseptic soup does not sound appealing, but the soup is made from garlic. The soup helps open the respiratory system. The soup also helps kill the germs already in the body causing the cold, and by adding a tablespoon of onion juice you can help remove toxins from your body to help speed the body’s recovery time.
Ginger is a wonderful remedy to lower a fever. It is prepared by cutting up about ¼ of an ounce of ginger and then boiling it in water. Then strain the brew into a glass and add some sugar. A tastier but less effective way is to just cut up or mince a few small pieces of ginger and putting them in a glass. You then pour boiling water into the glass and then put a tea bag into the water. Ginger should be used twice a day to lower the fever, then once a day till the cold is gone.
Okra is a green vegetable, that kind of looks like a cross of a pepper and zucchini. The vegetable is filled with mucilage, which is a sort of gel and is great for soothing sore throats. Cut about 10 grams of Okra and boil them in about 1 liter of water. After the water boils you can inhale the steam and drink the water. The water will look oily. This oil sooths your sore throat.
Seeds and Nuts:
After the fever goes down it is permissible for the patient to resume eating solid foods, but it is best to stick with fruits, vegetables seeds and nuts, and avoid things like dairy and meats for the first day or two.
Go for the Source:
All of the remedies so far have been ways to relieve the effects of the cold, but this remedy is aimed at treating the entire cold. The Bitter Gourd Root is made into a paste and mixed with homey. For every 1 teaspoon of Bitter Gourd Root add 1 teaspoon of honey. Take a tablespoon of the mixture every night for 30 days to rid yourself of the cold germs and to help rebuild your immune system.
This remedy will treat everything that ails you. (And it improves mental acuity and brain function – makes you smarter and less forgetful) It will rid you of all the suffering from sore throats congestion and runny nose. For this remedy you want to buy the turmeric root in a powder form. Pour half a teaspoon of the turmeric root powder into a pot with 1 cup of milk and bring to a boil. When the mixture begins to boil, deeply inhale the steam. Then allow the milk to cool slightly and drink this twice a day. In just a few days you will feel better.
These are just a small example of all the home remedies that are out there. Try several of these methods, and see how effective they can be.
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