Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Try a natural alternative for a cold

Many people know about echinicea but did you know that ginger is also great for reducing cold symptoms? Boil some freshly grated ginger in water and drink 3-4 times a day. This will help with cough and headache and I have even been told it even increases libido.

Vitamin C is also a great alternative to allergy medicine. Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine. If you suffer from seasonal allergies try drinking a glass of OJ a day. See what it does for you. Another good addition is a spoon full of honey. This helps with coughs especially those caused by post nasal drip. Be sure and buy local honey though made from honey bees in your area.

1 comment:

NAdams said...

Yep...ginger does increase your libido (smile)...I'm loving your blog as it has some great tips. My grandmother (now 90 years old and healthier than all of us combined) is a firm believer in the healthy lifestyle that comes our Caribbean roots--clean living, natural foods, more vegetables, fresh chicken and fish, etc. She's got a tea / drink made from natural ingredients for everything--and it must be good b/c she's 90 years old and healthy!!! xoxoxox ~Najah