I have so much sympathy for anyone who is sick and feeling under the weather after this weekend. I woke Saturday morning with a sore throat, dry nasty feeling mouth and pressure near the bridge of my nose. I so rarely get sick I had forgotten what it felt like to feel a cold coming on. I tried to ignore it Saturday, but by Sunday morning I felt a little worse. No my nose wasn’t stuffed up nor was it running but the pressure was worse and my throat as well was telling me I would have to suffer for a bit.
Not me, I decided to kick this cold to the curb. This morning, I woke feeling great. The one thing I was always told to do was to feed a cold. Here’s how I did it.
When I realized this was going to turn into something I went on the offensive and pulled out my best medicine. Food and herbs.
Throughout the day I drank herbal or green tea with lemon, honey (make sure it’s organic) and some grated ginger.
- Honey: is a natural antibiotic which assists your immune system rather than suppress it.
- Lemon: Has vitamin C and will help soothe the sore throat.
- Ginger: A very commonly used root for thousands of years to treat common cold, flu-like symptoms, headaches, painful menstruation, upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, arthritis, colic, and even heart conditions click here to learn more about the medicinal properties of ginger.
I had a bowl of oatmeal with apples and honey for breakfast.
I wasn’t very hungry through the day but made myself have dinner.
- I chopped a very large onion
- two small potatoes (not much larger than a golf ball each, it’s all I had)
- minced garlic
- two eggs
I cooked up the garlic, onions, and potatoes until tender. Tossed the eggs in and stirred. When cooked through it was time to eat.
You might have been hard pressed to find the potatoes with all the onions but it was good. The healing part of the meal was the onions and garlic.
Garlic is my go-to for almost any problem, it’s how I healed warts on both my son and my plantar warts. Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal (why it works on warts) and anti-viral. For more on garlic click here.
Onions can be used for a wide range of health issues but yesterday I wanted to eat them for their ability to stimulate the immune system. You can learn more about ways to use onions here.
I continued to drink my tea through dinner and early evening. Was it overkill to include each of these instead of just one or two? Maybe, but I wanted to be sure I did the job right and completely, no way I wanted to feel lousy today. The total cost of my food and drink was probably less than $5. that’s much better than either an over-the-counter or prescriptive medication.
I went to bed early and tossed an extra blanket on the bed to help me sweat out whatever was bugging me (pun intended). I woke early this morning, well early for me, and felt great. I headed to the shower and returned ready to face the day.
What do you use to prevent or heal a cold when you feel it coming on?