TAG: Remedies

Keeping Colds At Bay

Keeping Colds At Bay

Colds and flu affect millions of people every year. Though they display many similar symptoms, they are not interchangeable. Some practices of cold prevention also work to keep the flu at bay, and vice-versa. Washing Hands – This is the single most effective way to prevent the spreading of cold and flu viruses. Yet, many either do not wash long enough or often enough. You should always wash your hands after using the restroom and after having contact with people who are carrying a virus themselves. When you wash your hands, be sure to get a rich lather going. Wash… read more

Homemade Tonic Remedies

Natural homemade tonics

Tonics have endless uses, like cleaning and disinfecting to being used for homemade spa treatments and medical remedies. Making tonics with household ingredients saves money and exposure to harsh and unnecessary chemicals. Tonics have been turned to for thousands of years by numerous cultures for preventative and restorative medicinals. They can be prepared from mixtures containing things like herbs, produce, roots and various other natural ingredients. The effects can be gradual and many require repeated use for optimum benefits. They are intended to naturally energize, detox and clarify mentalĀ and physical properties. Tonics can be applied to skin for different facial… read more

Natural Cold Remedies

Fighting Colds the Natural Way

A cold or flu is virus spread by coughing, sneezing or personal contact. There are many natural remedies to help prevent and treat colds and flu. A favourite of mine is my mothers old remedy of boiling lots of garlic (decongestant), ginger (anti-bacterial), lemon (vitamin C) and honey (throat soother) in a saucepan and slowly sipping it. I always waited until it was lukewarm and down the hatch it would go, as I found it quite repulsive as a child. Now, as an adult, I enjoy it when I am sick, partly because my tastes have changed and partly because… read more