I noticed yesterday that I was getting sick. Luckily my mother and sister taught me all kinds of home remedies growing up. I will admit it is not always fun and sometimes it taste or feels gross while it is happening. Here some of the recipes I used last night to drain out my infection. This particular regimen is to prevent a cold/flu. These are consider all natural. However use at your own risk be careful. I will also be posting some sources with my recipes. This is more preventative medicine and works best at the first signs of sickness. It also makes them less gross and not as terrible.
Honey and Cinnamon:
Seriously just mix about two table spoons of honey and one of cinnamon. Three times a day at least. Once again it should be at the first sign of sickness. It is very soothing on your throat. According to Medical News Today ” Cinnamon can be used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea. loss of appetite”. I used it yesterday to prevent a cold. It’s been hot, humid, and raining nonstop. Honey is great because according to WebMD, honey has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and it is a cough suppressant. Another really awesome idea is to put it into a milky tea. I did that last night and this morning. And it felt amazing.
So I am going to be honest and say that lemon water is disgusting. You must prepare the water like tea (in other words make sure it is hot!) . So I usually drink an Earl Grey tea. It goes perfect with just lemon. It doesn’t have to be Earl Grey however you want a tea that allows you to put in at least 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Drink it at let once in the morning and once in the evening. I know its gross after awhile but try to get three tablespoons into your tea if you can’t something is better than nothing. According to Organicfacts.net, “Lemons contain vitamins B6, C, A, and E. They also have iron, magnesium, and calcium, zinc, and protein.” That isn’t even all the things lemons can do. Actually it doesn’t even scratch the surface.
Preventative Steam Pot
Alright listen carefully, this is not a steam pot if you are already sick. It will not be strong enough to drain all of the infection out of your face. In a pot fill about 1/4 of the way with water, add four-six drops of Eucalyptus oil, 2 table spoons of lemon 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, take something spicy ( I use peppers you can use hot sauce) and do about 5 table spoons hot sauce or if you are using spices, if you are using fresh spicy peppers ( I used jalapenos yesterday) do about 1/4 cup. I also added a table spoon of fresh ginger. Add a little bit more water. Pot should not be more than halfway full. Bring it to a boil and let the snot (yes snot) drain from your nose. You will probably cough up mucus as well. It will take about an hour but you will feel better. Not during but afterwards. Remember to cover your head and inhale the steam slowly. Also come up for air! Apple cider vinegar helps with detox, clears sinuses, and helps with sore throat. (mamaovation.com), peppers contain vitamin C and also help drain the sinuses (WebMD), Eucalyptus is a anti-inflammatory, decongestant, and also is antibacterial. I also rub it on my temples throat and lungs and under my nose (organicfacts.net).
(Note: I will post my full sources asap)