5 Natural Cold Remedies

It's always nice to have an arsenal of ways to fight a cold the natural way. Here are five remedies to soothe the aches and pains of sickness.

1. Honey Ginger Tea to Soothe: Honey has been known to sooth sore throats and ginger is anti-viral and supports the immune system.

Recipe: Half cup ginger sliced, four cups water bring to boil add ginger, then simmer for 20 minutes. Add honey to taste.

2. Greens for Healing: Getting a large dose of alkaline forming nutrients and anti-viral and bacterial food is essential to healing fast!

Recipe: Put two cups spinach, half lemon, one inch piece of ginger, three stalks of celery, and one apple in a juicer, and drink!

3. Tumeric Sore Throat Gargle: Turmeric has been used in many cultures to fight sickness as it is anti-inflammatory and healing.

Recipe: ½ cup warm water, ½ teaspoon turmeric, pinch of salt

4. Nasal Congestion Remedy: Purchase a Neti Pot at any health food store or online. Throughout India they use this natural remedy to clear nasal congestion and to promote good nasal health.

Recipe: ½ tsp salt to one cup warm (not hot) water.

5. Bath for Aches: Whenever you feel those terrible aches and pains try this soothing bath to alleviate the distress in your body and to create better circulation.

Recipe: Add 3-5 cups Epsom salt to hot bath followed by a warm shower to get the salt off.

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