Anonymous asked: Do you have any suggestions for natural remedies for a heavy cold? Teas would be ideal but I'm interested in anything you think might help. Thank you and Blessed Be.
the best tea for colds and sore throats is a simple combination of ginger, lemon juice and honey. lemon is high in vitamin C and contains phytochemicals, which may help boost the immune system and have other health benefits. ginger and honey also have immune system benefits, and honey is very soothing if you happen to have a sore throat.
echinacea is useful for preventing colds and reducing the intensity of a cold if you have one. echinacea can be ingested as a tea or as a supplement in capsule form.
green tea is very good because of its antioxidant properties. it helps the body fight off cold and flu. studies have shown that each of the six antioxidants in green tea help with weakening the cold virus and reduce cold symptoms. even natural remedies may not be safe, though, so be sure to consult your doctor if you are on any medications. for example, green tea should not be used if you’re on birth control pills or medication that interacts with caffeine.
Elderberry is also great for colds & flu