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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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