It’s winter season once again. The time when the germs start spreading and you attract a seasonal cough, cold, and flu. Having a cold and flu can hamper your day to day activities.
Herbs and plants that can help you with your cough, cold, and flu and can help you stay well this winter. Most of these can be found just right in your kitchen.
The root, leave, and flower of this plant are all medicinal and may help support the immune system. It cuts the chances of contacting and reduces the duration by almost less than two days in common colds.
Just a cup of ginger tea can help warm the body and ease congestion which helps the system fight infection. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger make it a good remedy for a sore throat.
This is a herb from the mint family and a culinary staple. But aside from being a spice, this herb is good for boosting your immune system. Drinking some thyme tea helps ease coughing and other signs of acute bronchitis because it is packed with Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin A.
Eucalyptus may strengthen the immune system during cold and flu and fight infection because of its antioxidants properties. The Eucalyptus oil is effective in curing a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and nasal congestion.
Fresh garlic extract helps can prevent and heal cold and flu infections with its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The oil in garlic is a natural cough medicine that breaks up mucus to clear congestion.
Drinking warm lemon juice with honey can help loosen the congestion and prevents dehydration. It helps loosen the mucus that may be irritating your airways.
Honey contains antibacterial, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that fight against the virus. It helps soothe a sore throat, relieves irritation and an effective cough suppressant. It boosts the immune system which lessens the harshness of the cold.
Sage If you are susceptible to a sore throat, this medicinal herb is good for you. Brewing up some warm sage tea reduces the swelling and pain in your throat. You can also gargle the brewed tea for maximum relief of the symptoms.