Every year when the season changes, it’s almost a given that at least one of us will suffer either a cold or sinus trouble. My allergies actually get worse in winter because it’s really damp in our area. I keep a healthy supply of raw honey (for allergies and sore throat), ginger tea (for swelling, asthma and stomach issues), peppermint tea (for stomach issues) and echinacea tea (for allergies) on hand for these occasions. It’s no fun when any of us is not feeling well. I just want to do all I can to make that healing go faster. Keeping those things in mind, I thought I’d post a few links to yummy or useful goodies to help with seasonal changes and the troubles they bring. I hope you find them helpful.
I just tried this recipe last night. It’s pretty doggone tasty! I was pleasantly surprised. It did make my throat feel better and I think I slept better. Hot Toddy Recipe
I don’t know how effective these would really be, nor do I think I’m dedicated enough to give them a try but some of you might find these helpful. At least you’d know what’s in them and not have the added sugars and chemicals that are in the cough drops and such available at most stores. Cough Drop Lollipop Recipe and I think it’s only right to include the Herbal Oils and Remedies blog where I found the link to the recipe.
This is a recipe I’m definitely going to try as soon as I can get my hands on some eucalyptus oil. Homemade Chest Rub
I hope these links are helpful. I’m almost certain you can add a bit of that oil for the chest rub to a hot bath and find a bit of relief that way, too, though I’m going to leave a bit of room for error there. When using any home remedy, one should always keep in mind the possibility of allergic reaction to any of those things you’ve never tried before. For instance, try the chest rub on a small patch of your skin before slathering it on a larger area. If you try it on your inner arm, it’ll be easier to deal with there than if you have a reaction on your upper torso.
With that, I’ll close. I hope everyone is enjoying a good week so far and that it only gets better from here. See you again tomorrow!
“The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Love moves the flesh, it pushes matter around…. Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.” ~Larry Dossey