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Natural Remedies from your Spice Cabinet

The following list of natural remedies is something you probably already have in your spice cabinet. They are quick, easy and effective. Enjoy!

herbal remedies Garlic is filled with compounds that will kill certain viruses. In fact, people who ete a clove of garlic a day were 60% less likely to catch colds than people who don’t. Sprinkle a chopped clove of garlic on a salad or on a piece of toast.

herbal remedies Cinnamon is a great natural health remedy. It can boost the body’s circulation and also acts as an astringent that can help dry out excess mucus in the nasal passages. Sprinkle cinnamon on toast or put a cinnamon stick in tea. You may also find pre bagged cinnamon teas available.

herbal remedies Ginger contains more than a dozen antiviral compounds that specifically target the rhinovirus—the most common kind of cold. Ginger will also help stimulate the body’s circulation which will help make you feel less chilled. Ginger can even boost metabolism by 20% which can help with you achieve your weight loss goals. Ginger tea, is found in many grocery stores and works well as a substitute. You can also make your own by steeping some sliced ginger root in hot water for a few minutes.

herbal remedies Peppermintcan reduce nasal congestion and inflammation. It may also relax your airways, making it easier to breathe. One study indicated the people who inhaled menthol, which is one of the components of peppermint, felt noticeably less nasal congestion than those who didn’t. Sip some peppermint tea while inhaling the steam. A few drops of peppermint oil on your pillow would work also.

herbal remedies Oregano is a good choice as a natural remedy, as it contains many of the same bacteria ingredients that are found in over the counter sore throat sprays. Oregano can ease sore throat pain in minutes. You can steep 1 teaspoon of oregano leaf in boiling water for a few minutes. Let it cool and then gargle with it. It will kill germs on contact.

herbal remedies Thyme’s most active ingredient if thymol. Thymol helps relax the muscles of the respiratory tract, which has a therapeutic effect on the lungs. You can make a tea by steeping 1 teaspoon of dried thyme in hot water.

herbal remedies Licorice is good for soothing irritated membranes in the lungs. Licorice can also acts as an expectorant, which makes you feel more energized. You could sip some licorice tea or take a 500 mg capsule of licorice root.

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