If you are like the rest of us, when you get sick, the first place you visit is probably the pharmacy aisle at your local drug or grocery store. For most of us, heading to the pharmacy for an over the counter antihistamine or decongestant when we feel sick is a habit. Don’t you want to find a better way to get better?
What if you could get better without ever having to set foot outside? Why do you need to go outside at all when you are sick? There are lots of natural cures for your illness.
Onions are great immune system boosters. One of the best ways to help your cold is by taking cold syrup made from honey and onions. Dredge some onion slices in a bowl filled with honey and let them sit. Mix the onions and honey thoroughly and then leave it alone overnight. For a few days eat a spoonful of the concoction every few hours and you should see the cold clear up pretty fast. You can also just add some onions to your food-they go well with just about everything! People have used ginger as a cure for the cold or flu for years. Thankfully ginger is something that most people have on hand-either in their spice cabinets or in some of the hot tea varieties that might be hanging out in the kitchen. It certainly can’t hurt to increase your ginger intake if you start to feel like you’re getting a cold or coming down with the flu. The healing elements and antiviral compounds of ginger can help keep your illness from getting worse. If you are a tea drinker, just add some ginger tea into your regular rotation and could will do wonders for your immune system.
Cut out the sugar. Sugar slows down your immune system which makes it easier for colds and flues to take hold. Cutting out sugar can help you feel healthier and stronger which is part of keeping yourself free of illness. While many people opt for sugary drinks when they are sick because they like the taste, staying strong and drinking water instead is better for you. Eating a lot of sugar will undo all of the good that your other healthier habits might be doing for you.
There are other options available to those who do not want to take drugs when they catch a cold. Natural health alternatives are already in your house-why would you spend money on something else that might not work as well? Why spend all that time and money standing in the pharmacy aisle if you don’t have to? Natural remedies are better for your body anyway!