Updated: May 7, 2019
First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I wish you all the best for 2019.
As mentioned in my previous posts, I have stated how I try to heal naturally before taking any kinds of medications. I'm not against taking medications by any means but I like to believe that foods from our Earth are here for a purpose, and that purpose is to heal.
1. Oregano Oil
I recently discovered oregano oil, I had no idea how many wonderful benefits it had. Oregano oil is said to treat and help the immune system against colds, flu, viruses, infections, parasites and even pneumonia. I personally use the drops below. I add 5-6 drops into a bottle of water and typically consume it once a week unless I can feel cold symptoms coming on. The taste is a little strong but you get used to it. I weaned myself onto it by trying 2-3 drops at first and then added more until I was used to it.
2. Bone Broth
I prefer chicken bone broth. I've tried beef but I find chicken has much more flavor. I make my own when I have time, but if you don't have time.. soo many companies and farmers markets are making good quality broth these days. You can either drink it as it is or you can make soup out of it. I like to add a little turmeric, a pinch of pink salt and some fresh pepper to mine. Bone broth is known to be a gut healer. They say your gut is the second brain in your body. Look after your gut, and it'll look after you. I may do a post next month about gut health because it is so important. Bone broth contains a lot of needed nutrients for our skin, hair and bone health. On the topic of bone broth, I've recently started cooking up chicken feet in a curry. A typical Indian curry will contain onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and turmeric which are all known for being anti-inflammatory ingredients, perfect for when you have cold or flu. I'm cooking some up tonight. The curried broth is so delicious. I have posted the photo below. I look forward to cooking some up for my husband later today.
3. Peppermint Tea
I drink peppermint tea to help ease my stomach. It is a perfect drink when you have stomach flu, nausea, indigestion, and stomach acid. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.
4. Ginger Chai
Indian chai tea is something I have grown up with. It consists of loose black tea, milk, cardamom, cinnamon and fresh ginger (you can change the ingredients to your taste).
A LOT of ginger if you are full of cold as ginger is great for throat problems. Chai is also very comforting. It is my favorite hot drink! Tip: keep fresh ginger in your refrigerator, it lasts a while and you can add it to your broth or chai when you need it.
Turmeric is the royalty of all spices in my eyes. I feel like it is the fix for EVERYTHING! Anti-inflammatory, pain relief, skin issues etc I add turmeric to anything I can possibly add it to. I cook curries twice a week and add a load of turmeric to them all making sure I consume turmeric often. Organic turmeric is everywhere these days. Coffee places are starting to make turmeric lattes, stores are starting to stock smoothies and soups containing turmeric. It is amazing to see!
I hope these recommendations have been handy!
Love and good health to you all!
All the best,