Herbal Cold Remedy

This is made like a home-made herbal tea (most of the spices are things you may already have in your cupboards at home) but it works and is, in my experience, more effective than
western medicine which over time can wreak havoc with our bodies. I’ve made a promise to myself to try to avoid things like parecetemol and ibroprofen and go for more natural solutions or simply endure the pain.

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After suffering with a cold on and off for a good 3 weeks I was introduced to this traditional Ayervedic recipe. I recommend drinking this and sleeping until you feel 100%.

Here is what you need:

1 large saucepan of boiled water

2 teaspoons of turmeric

Turmeric is an anti-inflamotary and antioxidant and is said to be beneficial for every part of the human body.

1 large knob of fresh ginger

Ginger is great for digestion and treating things like nausea and lowering blood sugar. It’s also an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant .

2 teaspoons Cumin

Cumin is high in iron, aids digestions and prevents premature ageing. It is also said to relieve stress, anxiety and is an effective remedy for insomnia.

3 teaspoons cinnamon

Cinnamon lowers blood sugar, protects against cancer and is a powerful anti-fungal and ant-bacterial.

10 black peppercorns

Black pepper is a rich source of manganese, iron, potassium, vitamin-C, vitamin K, and dietary fibre as well as being an excellent digestive aid.

4 cloves or 2 teaspoons of ground cloves

Cloves are known to have antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties.

Pinch of pink salt

Bring to the boil and let it simmer for 15- 20 minutes

Strain into a cup and drink. Then sleep. Repeat.