My Top 5 Herbal Remedies

This past week, during 100 degree weather, I had a horrible cold! Being from New York,  I only thought that you can catch a cold during the fall and winter. So in this article, I’ve included my top 5 herbal remedies. According to the bottle, these are not FDA approved.

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1. Goldenseal
It is a plant from the buttercup family.
It has many properties including antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. I swear by this herb. Make a cup of goldenseal tea with Tbsp of lemon and honey and give that cold a pretty sweet superman punch! Yes, I’m obsessed with kickboxing right now.

2. Fenugreek
So this herb seems to be used for just about everything! Cancer, diabetes, upset stomach, constipation, baldness, adding flavor to meals, feeding cattle. It has a sweet taste that I personally can’t stand! But mom said take it and it worked. I’d also make a tea out of this one with a little bit of maple syrup.

3. Echinacea
The herb comes from the daisy family. Fun fact: According to Wikipedia, Native Americans learned about the plant after observing elk seeking out the plant when sick or wounded. Anyways, the herb has been known for treating the common cold. I get the capsules mainly, but you can make tea!

4. Chamomile
This one is my favorite! Its just so yummy! It is said to have anti-anxiety properties. Most people associate it with being a sleep aid and I agree. It also has several other properties including anti-inflammatory. It can be used for insomnia, hay fever,menstrual disorders, muscle spasms, among several others. I love this one with honey. I also buy the chamomile and lavender tea.

5. Ginger
Lastly! None other than my best friend ginger! It is known for its aid in digestion, stomach pain, and apparently nausea. There are so many ways to use ginger. You can cook with it and make tea out if it. Anyone care for some pickled ginger? No thanks. Ginger ale is another good one but try to get one with real ginger!

These are all great remedies that I keep in my kitchen. Please do your research. Too much of anything is a bad thing! I hope you enjoyed this article!

Sincerely,
Desertlife

P.S. My cold is gone!

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