Happy healthy 2016!
There are so many recipes for remedies that can help us with sore throat and colds. Because there really are many good natural products like lemon, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, back radish, onion, black cumin and so many others that can be combined with raw honey, whatever the type, and taken for a boost of our health.
The only difficult part seems to be in actually preparing the remedy. We don’t have time, we don’t complicate ourselves when there are pills on the market that can relieve our symptoms.
Yet, drugs and pills do exactly that: mask the disease by removing the symptoms. Make us not feel the disease. Which doesn’t mean it is not there.
Natural products, on the other hand, help our body fight the disease. Being natural, our organisms know them and can retain only the necessary substances from them. No harm done.
In the picture above, there is a remedy used to relieve coughs and sooth sore throat. Try it and see how your body reacts to it. You will know if this is what you need.
What to do when having a sore throat
DON’T DO these:
– eat any kind of sugars: candies, chocolate, cakes, chewing gums, ice-cream even diet soda
– drink acidulated drinks, coke, beer etc.
– eat dairy (yogurt included)
– as often as possible gargle with one of the following mixtures: apple cider vinegar and water, water and salt, water and baking soda. Also, gargle with colloidal silver, if you have it in the house, it is extremely useful. Do it till the throat aches (couple of minutes).
– drink as much warm liquids as possible. Teas or warm water with lemon. Not hot!
– eat less, preferably less complicated, processed food. Make smoothies with lots of carrots and greens.
– take small sips of honey and black radish, as often as you remember. In 3 days it will solve the sore throat problem.
– suck a propolis pill if you have or use a propolis spray (for the time you are not gargling.)
– stay in the house and watch comedies! A good spirit is mandatory.
SAVORY – the 2015 Herb of the Year!
For some reasons savory has been forgotten lately. is a wonderful herb that is tragically underutilized. To bring more attention to this useful plant, the International Herb Association made savory the 2015 Herb of the Year.
It is used in cooking, but not as medicine. In Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, France, Greece, and other European countries, savory has been used as seasoning for centuries.It has a spicy, woodsy taste. It is sometimes confused with thyme, but they are only related.
It is used with beans, meat, eggs, mushrooms, vegetables etc.
- It helps in digestive problems like and prevents gas and bloating. (which is why in European cooking it is paired with beans.)
- treats diarrhea, intestinal cramps, nausea,
- it prevents candida yeast overgrowth. One study found that savory was effective against H. pylori infection.
- it is used to quell the excessive thirst of diabetes (Throughout Europe)
- It protects against food borne infections. One study published in a 2013 issue of Journal of Chemistry found that savory guards against various Salmonella species.
- it improves circulation (it is a warming herb)
- it is believed to sharpen eyes over time.
- It is recommended for asthma, hearing loss, and to tonify the reproductive system (according to 17th century herbalist/astrologer Nicolas Culpeper)
- it is known to arouse libidinous desires. In ancient Egypt, savory was a main ingredient in love potions. In Italian traditions, brides to be were often fed savory on a daily basis at least a month before the wedding.
- it helps in premature ejaculation (one animal study confirmed it) Another study suggests it may protect against testicular trauma.
- it may help in degenerative memory loss. See the study Satureja bachtiarica ameliorate beta-amyloid induced memory impairment, oxidative stress and cholinergic deficit in animal model of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Due to its essential oils that have antibiotic and antifungal properties, savory is also a good choice for soothing a sore throat, quieting a cough, and strengthening immunity.
Use a few drops of savory essential oil in your remedy for the sour cold or simply put them in an oil burner.
• Add it raw to salads or let it sit in apple cider vinegar for a few days to extract its flavor.
• Add a few springs to a pot of soup or beans (lentils or navy beans) and let it simmer.
• Make a hot cup of savory tea. Steep a few fresh sprigs or a couple of teaspoons of dried herb in a cup of hot water. Keep pot covered while steeping to prevent savory’s essential oils from evaporating. At one cup per day, this herb is generally considered very safe.
• Take half teaspoon of ground savory and simply swallow it with some water, after a copious meal. It will save you from bloating and gases.
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