The flu and cold season affects almost all people. The harsh winter conditions and the fact that we are forced to stay indoors most of the times make the ideal combination for the apparition of bacteria and viruses. Most of the cold and flu symptoms won’t last more than 1 – 2 weeks, but you can speed up the healing process or even prevent the disease with a simple home remedy.
The treatment proposed below is in fact an herbal decongestant that is perfect in diminishing mucus production and helping you get rid of a stuffy nose.
Natural Decongestant – Recipe
For this simple recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
– Fresh lemon juice (1/4 cup)
– Raw apple cider vinegar (1/4 cup)
– Cayenne pepper (1/2 teaspoon)
– Raw organic honey (3 tablespoons)
– Turmeric (1/2 teaspoon)
– Ginger powder (1/2 teaspoon)
Mix the lemon juice with the apple cider vinegar in a pot and let them simmer on low heat. Once the mixture starts simmering, you can slowly add, one by one, the spices and honey. Mix well and turn off the heat. Once the solution has cooled, you can put it in a glass jar and close it tightly with a lid. Store this jar in the refrigerator or another cool and dark place and use anytime you feel sick.
Before using this product, you must stir it or shake it well. You can take between 1 and 2 tablespoons per day, depending on how serious the condition is. This natural remedy can also be used by children. However, make sure they don’t take more than 1 tablespoon per day.
This remedy is made of natural ingredients that are going to reduce the congestion and ease the cold and flu symptoms.
Lemon juice is extremely useful for those who deal with congested nose. It helps you eliminate the mucus and thanks to its antimicrobial properties, it kills the microbes and speeds up the healing process.
Apple cider vinegar will also reduce congestion and thin mucus so that it can be removed.
The spices included in this recipe (turmeric, ginger and cayenne), as well as honey are famous for being natural expectorants. They will loosen the phlegm and mucus and will also come with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These compounds contain healing nutrients that will ease inflammation, pressure and congestion.