Making the most of natural flu remedies ( this winter )
Natural flu remedies are a heaven sent formula and since we’re gearing up for another wonderful winter season around the corner here in Australia, stocking up on some great herbal alternatives is a good thing.
Mother Nature has plenty of natural solutions just waiting for us to take notice of when it comes to being flu free this winter season. Best of all, these quick fix solutions (that are sure to last too!) are just a stone’s throw away for most of us so adopting them easily and quickly is guaranteed.
Is it just me or is the Flu getting worse every year?
Viruses can only function in our cells and not by its own, therefore they are not considered a living organism. Flu viruses on the other hand very similar to all other living things are evolving with time. The increased use of the flu vaccination is a tempting alternative for many of us but many fear that immunizations may perhaps assist with strengthening bacterial defense systems. Research has found that this in return is making it a tougher fight for our antibodies.
Back in the day during ancient times, natural solutions were often about preventing viruses for making a comeback. These earthly fixes have limited (and in many cases) no side effects, making the daily uses of them a no brainer for many of us. Another added advantage to this formidable mix of a power shot is the good wholesome nutritional value many of these remedies contain which is making many of us ask why didn’t we do this sooner!?
Though discussing your alternatives with a medical practitioner should always be your first step, many of us are looking at combining modern day technologies with the more age old and time tested natural flu remedies of our past ancestors. Their experience coupled with Mother Nature’s patience and wisdom are proving to be a formidable remedy for many of the ailments we face throughout our life.
1.Turmeric that Sore Throat away!
This ancient Ayurvedic remedy is not only known to keep the horrible effects of the flu (congested chests and sore throats) at bay, making this part of your daily ritual ensures that you protect yourself from arthritic pain and inflammation of the joints and muscles for life.
All you have to do is combine one teaspoon in a warm glass of milk with some black pepper to ensure appropriate absorption and drink twice daily. For those of us who have a bit of a sweet tooth, try mixing some organic honey to the concoction.
Ongoing studies speculate that turmeric may be extremely beneficial in debilitating ailments including, but not limited to, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, diabetes, allergies and more.
Used throughout the ages as a potent anti-inflammatory resource by the ancient Indian & Chinese civilizations, turmeric is also known as an effective treatment measure for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, and as a potential preventative resource for childhood inflicted leukemia.
Furthermore, turmeric is known to improve liver and cardiovascular functions alongside lowering cholesterol. A fine addition to curries, egg and vegetable rice, this warm, slightly bitter and peppery flavored spice is a must have for every household.
2. Lemon Juice to the Rescue!
Combine the powerful benefits of Vitamin C and Honey first thing in the morning and you will never go wrong.
Not only is Lemon a great source of vitamin C, coupled with the wonderful immune building and anti-oxidant components of Organic Honey, we’re not surprised this magical gift from Mother Nature has the flu and annoying pollen shaking in their menacing boots.
Organic Honey is not only safe for all of us; it is also healthy for Mother Earth. Organic beekeepers ensure that the life cycle of bees are normal and free from human tampering. Organic Honey ensures that bees are not exterminated following harvest season, and that the forage areas used by bees are free from human activity including GMOs, chemicals on soil and pesticides deployed on plants.
Mix the juice from half a freshly squeezed Organic Lemon with a teaspoon of Organic Honey in lukewarm water and drink first thing in the morning. This is a morning power drink packing a three way punch, it’s great for weight loss (it’s never too early to start preparing for the next Summer bikini), it’s great for your skin and it’ll build your immune system to a level that’s going to have the Hulk green (or greener) with envy.
3. Plate Up Some Fresh, Natural Foods
Though there is no comprehensive proof that organic is actually better for you, it still makes sense to use what the earth has created for us because let’s face it, Mother has always seemed to just know better! It’s also interesting how every continent on earth has managed to come up with something useful naturally for its inhabitants. India has Neem (The Tree of the 21st Century as declared by the United Nations), Australia has Tea Tree Oil, the United States has Echinacea while Europe has Geranium. It’s nature’s way of providing something for everyone!
What this shows to organic enthusiasts is that Mother Nature does provide for our needs. There’s a reason why certain plants and herbs are native to the areas that they are and only grow in the seasons they do. Mother Nature indeed knows her stuff. Your body requires the nutrients and properties that seasonal fruits and vegetables are composed of at the time they grow and flourish in order to remain healthy and active!
Now go kick some Flu Butt!
There you have it.
Three extremely simple, amazingly fast and potently natural ways to ensure you and your family’s health into the fun filled summer holiday season.
Don’t be bogged down by the pesky pain and lethargy the flu and hay fever brings with it, equip yourself with these easy to follow natural, ancient practices today and build your immune system to a level that will make the viruses and pollen want to pass on attacking your powerhouse of antibodies.
Do you have any other natural remedies to fighting against the flu? Let us know in the Comments.
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