'Tis the Season

Simple Remedies for Cold and Flu

We all at some time or another have had the cold and or flu and as such would be quite familiar with the experience of having excess mucous in the body, fever, coughing, and other symptoms of the cold and flu.

There is a specific time every year which is known as “cold and flu season”. In the southern hemisphere this is typically from April to September, and in the northern hemisphere from October to March. During this “season” our respiratory system (which we often take for granted) is especially taxed/burdened.

Over the next 3 weeks I will be sharing some simple and effective herbal remedies used throughout the “cold and flu season”.

Elderflower and Yarrow Tea

1 teaspoon elderflower

1 teaspoon yarrow

1 cup hot water

Rosemary, Peppermint and Thyme Tea

1 teaspoon rosemary

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon peppermint

Method: Bring water to a boil, place herbs in and cover for 9 to 13 minutes.

Strain and drink as warm as you are able to handle and as often as is needed.

Measurement above is for dried herbs. Use 2 teaspoons of each herb if using fresh herbs.

Dress warmly and rest as much as is possible as this greatly assists in the recovery process.

Reduce (if you are not able to eliminate) dairy at this time as dairy increases the mucous production within the body.

Rest the digestive system by eating easily digestible foods at this time.

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