Did you know that a teaspoon of honey (local - raw is best) and a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon will usually knock out a cold within a day or two? Take twice a day for 3 days for best results. Both honey and cinnamon are antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Also knocks bladder/kidney infections, reduces sugar levels, blood pressure, acts as a pain reliever for arthritis. And much more!
What tea to drink for specific ailments: For congestion or cough •thyme leaf for chest congestion •sage leaf for cough •slippery elm for sore throats --To settle tummies •peppermint •ginger -- To relax or unwind •chamomile •catnip -- To detox or cleanse •dandelion root •burdock root •milk thistle -- For Fever or Infection •Echinacea •Catnip
According to the medical journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, the main ingredient in this homemade cough syrup works BETTER than dextromethorphan, the active ingredient in store-bought cough syrup.
Spicy Honey for Strep Throat- 4 cloves of garlic, Minced 1-4 Tablespoons of Honey 1/8-1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Stir ingredients all together in a small bowl. Take about 1/2 a teaspoon ever half hour or as desired. For sore throats be sure to let the mixture sit for a few minutes on the back of the throat, do not wash down with liquid.
If you're craving something sweet, but know a cookie will have you feeling flat, reach for this warm, low-cal option instead: honey roasted cinnamon chickpeas. High in protein and fiber, chickpeas offer a satisfying crunch when roasted, and if you toss them with a little honey and cinnamon, you'll have a sweet treat that will also give you a boost of energy.
The Ultimate Sore Throat Remedy:1 cup Strongly brewed lemon herbal tea (Other types of herbal teas may work too) 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar (I use Braggs raw apple cider) 1 tablespoon Raw honey 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (Add more if you can - as much as you can stand)