Category Archives: Cold Remedies

Immune Superhero: Elderberry Tea for Colds and Flu

brewing elderberry tea

Elderberries, or Sambuca/Sambucus nigra, are lovely little black, blue and purple berries with a myriad of health and healing benefits proven to help ease a cough, cold or fever. (Just don’t eat the red berries {Sambucus racemosa}, which come from another species and are toxic unless cooked). There are many ways to take your elderberry medicine When school rolls around each year this elderberry natural remedy can be a life saver. Help fight … Continue Reading »

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How to Make Raw Medicinal Honey with Ginger and Rosehips

making medicinal honey

After scoring a great deal on some raw wildflower honey, I decided it was time to try my hand at making Medicinal Honey by combining it with fresh ginger root and rosehips. Although I have adapted this recipe to suit my preferences, I was originally inspired after reading about how to make medicinal honey in Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen. Making Medicinal Ginger … Continue Reading »

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Winter Detox, Brain and Immune Boosting Cold Remedy

cinnamon lemon ginger cold remedy

Are you looking for an easy way to get a jump on a cold winter morning? Here’s a simple to make powerful natural cold remedy that helps boost metabolism, brain activity, and super charge the immune system all in one shot – plus it has plenty of other mighty fine heath benefits. Simply make a mug of hot lemon water and spice it up with cinnamon and fresh ginger! Kapow – instant superfood … Continue Reading »

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My Date With Mr. Hot Toddy A Natural Cold Fighting Remedy

hot toddy cold remedy

As I sit here with my hot mug of Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls tea laced with a bit of oolong I longingly look outside and wonder what it would feel like to bask in the warmth of a natural hot spring right about now. I suppose I shouldn’t complain it is a balmy 31 degrees out, but there is a bit of a nip in the air and I can see a faint … Continue Reading »

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Hey Who Stole My Cold? Thieves Oil Strikes Again

thieves oil essential oil blend

Thieves oil or more properly an essential oil blend coined Thieves (since it is a registered trademark of Young Living Essential Oils™ who sells a wide range of Thieves oil products) has been found by a Weber State University study to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. That’s a pretty huge claim to make, but many people swear by their Thieves oil recipes and concoctions. The basic Thieves oil recipe consists … Continue Reading »

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