C.U.E. Tip: Natural Remedies for Illness

CUE teddyIt is important for members of the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. community to protect their health especially when dealing with large amounts of emotional or physical stress. Feeling depression, anxiety, or loneliness can significantly lower our immune systems, making us vulnerable to getting sick.  When we do get sick it is important for us to give our bodies the rest and nurture it deserves. WellnessMama.com is an excellent blog that promotes healthy foods and lifestyles.

Medication can be expensive, so we need to find ways that can help us get better and are cost effective.  Here are 3 natural remedies from Wellnessmama.com, we can make, using supplies we have at home, to help is take care of ourselves and our loved ones.

  1.  Garlic (recipe from Wellnessmama.com)

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Garlic is perfect for fighting off any illness as it is a strong antibiotic, antibacterial, and antifungal. For the most potent effect, finely mince 1-2 cloves or garlic and float in a small glass of water. Drink quickly- if you are sick enough, you won’t even notice the taste. Note: Pregnant women should not take more than 1 clove of garlic medicinally per day, and children often resist this remedy.

  1. Face Steam (from Wellnessmama.com)

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In a pinch, this can be made with kitchen herbs. Boil 1-2 cups of water in a large pot. Remove from heat, add 2 teaspoons each of thyme, rosemary and oregano. Cover for 5 minutes with a lid, and then remove lid and put face directly over pot with towel covering your head to hold in the heat. Breathe in the steam as long as you can, aim for 15 minutes. This will help loosen congestion and kill viruses and bacteria in the lungs, bronchials or sinuses. Alternately, you can use 1/2 cup vinegar in the steam. It won’t smell great, but it will help fight the illness.

3.  Hydrogen Peroxide (from Wellnessmama.com)

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At the first sign of cold, flu, sinus infection, or ear infection, put a dropperful of hydrogen peroxide into each ear. Have the person lie still with the hydrogen peroxide in the ear until it stops bubbling. Do this on both sides. This is especially effective for kids. Repeat every few hours until infection is gone.

For more natural remedies from WellnessMama.com you can go here.

 

By Social Media Intern, Janella Parucha

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