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20 Tasty Home-Made Remedies – Colds & Flu

Thank You to The Online Central.com for this tasty selection of Cold and Flu fighters. Some of these recipes look so delicious just reading the recipes. I am mentally going through my cupboard to see what I can make without having to waste time going to the store. I so seldom get colds and flu’s anymore. Rather than use these recipes just as remedies I will be using them for COLD AND FLU PREVENTION or just because they are yummy.

The ingredients and their combinations are the key of course. 

Some ingredients not typically used in North America  

Miso – High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals,

Apple Cider Vinegar – It is rich in enzymes and potassium – It is a great natural heartburn remedy plus tons of other things. (That will be another post). My husband has replaced over the counter and prescription solutions. He’s a chicken and uses the caplets from the health food store instead of the actual liquid. But whatever – it works and is far better for him than the drugstore stuff.

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities, and this herb has a long history of use for sore throats, coughs, and mouth inflammations.

Turmeric: Recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. As it is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent (great for colds and flu’s , is a natural liver detoxifier, is anti-inflammatory, slows the progress of cancer and may prevent metastases, may aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management, has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression. 

Kombu.  a type of seaweed. Kombu is a good source of glutamic acid or glutamates, an amino acid. Kombu contains iodine, a mineral that is essential for normal growth and development.The carboxylate anions and salts of glutamic acid are known as glutamates. In neuroscience, glutamate is an important neurotransmitter that plays a key role in long-term potentiation and is important for learning and memory.[3]

Sriracha is a Thai hot sauce, made from a blend of dried chiles and garlic. Most of the bottles found in the United States are made by Huy Fong Foods based in California.

Cardamom is an herb. The seeds are used to make medicine.
Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms,irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal gas, constipationliver and gallbladdercomplaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, and tendency toward infection. Some people use cardamom as a stimulant and for urinary problems.
In foods, cardamom is used as a spice in many parts of the world.
How does it work? Cardamom contains chemicals that appear to treat stomach and intestinal spasms and gas, and increase the movement of food through the intestine.

Rosemary – Medicinally, a warm tea is good for colds, flu, rheumatic pain, indigestion, and as a stimulating drink for headache and fatigue. It is antiseptic and promotes sweating and the flow of bile. It acts as an antidepressant, a circulatory stimulant, and a tonic for the nervous system and the heart. It is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and zinc. It also has antioxidant properties. A strong infusion makes an antiseptic mouthwash and gargle. Large doses are irritating to the kidneys and stomach, but used in lesser amounts as a seasoning, it is perfectly safe.

20 Delicious Home-made Remedies For Colds And Flu

Below are examples of great and delicious home-made remedies for colds and flu. When you are under the weather, taking some of these home-made remedies will somehow make you feel good. Bring some home-made comfort to your friend or loved ones who has flu or cold will surely make them feel better. We all want to be coddled when we feel like crap.

Home-made remedies are my #1 solution.  However I will add Echinacea and Colloidal Silver just to hedge my bets, if a really nasty flu or cold is going around.

Get well quicker, eating or drinking this mixture of great ingredients that make the food, soup or tea, taste delicious especially ginger, which helps loosen up phlegm and also clear congestion.

1. Lemon, Ginger & Honey Flu Remedy:

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: Instructables
Lemon, Ginger & Honey Flu Remedy

 

2. Flu Buster Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: Ohsheglows
Flu Buster Clementine Creamsicle Smoothie
 3. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: Smittenkitchen

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: delightedmomma

Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir

 5. Sage Tea

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: TheKitchn

Sage Tea

 6. Asian Noodle Soup (Vegan)

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: CoffeeandQuinoa

Asian Noodle Soup (Vegan)

 7. Homemade Cough Remedy

Mixture of cider vinegar, honey, cayenne, and ginger, see instructions here

Homemade Cough Remedy

 8. Ginger & Lemon “Cure For Colds” Cake

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: LoveRaw

Ginger & Lemon Cure For Colds Cake

 9. Spicy Lemon-Ginger (Intensi-Toddy)

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: JoyLicious

Spicy Lemon-Ginger (Intensi-Toddy)

 10. Chicken And Vegetable Wonton Soup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: InsanityTheory

Chicken And Vegetable Wonton Soup

 11. Moxie’s Cold Cure-All

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: BonAppetit
Moxie's Cold Cure-All

 

12. Sriracha Cold Remedy

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: everydayfoodblog.marthastewart.com

Sriracha Cold Remedy

 

13. Chicken Soup With Carrot Hearts

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: SophistiMom

Chicken Soup With Carrot Hearts

 14. Turmeric Milk with Ginger and Cardamom

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: JourneyKitchen

Turmeric Milk with Ginger and Cardamom

 15. Ginger Tea

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: KnuckleSalad 

Ginger Tea

 16. Kimchi, Pork & Tofu Soup (Kimchi Jigae)

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: NoRecipes.com

Kimchi, Pork & Tofu Soup (Kimchi Jigae)

 17. Lemon Rosemary Honey Syrup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: TheYummyLife

Lemon Rosemary Honey Syrup

 18. Flu Fighter Cookies

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: FoodNetwork

Flu Fighter Cookies

 19. Miso Vegetable Soup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: InspiredEdibles

http://www.coffeeandquinoa.com/2013/01/asian-noodle-soup-to-cure-a-cold-vegan/

Miso Vegetable Soup

 

20. 44-Clove Garlic Soup

See Instructions on the link on how to make this homemade remedy: SmittenKitchen

44-Clove Garlic Soup

 

Pineapples – So Good for You! – Who Knew!

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The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of
individual floweret’s that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each
scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked.
No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.
Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.
Choose your pineapple by smell.If it smells fresh, tropical and
sweet, it will be a good fruit.

The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the
taste.

After you cut off the top, you can plant it.
It should grow much like a sweet potato will. 

For FUN – Let your kids to grow their own during the winter,                                                   then stick it in the flower bed for the summer.

This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers
many benefits to our health. Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.

We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor,
but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today.
If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple
is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.

The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of
intestinal worms.

Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to
development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will
give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.

It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to
become brittle with age.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple’s value.
Proteolytic means “breaks down protein”, which is why pineapple is
known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more
efficiently.
Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.

Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily
is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It
also produces mild pain relief.

In Germany , bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication
because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold
because it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this
vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce
mucous in the throat.If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your
diet.
It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut
mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus
problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low
risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This
makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who
may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice.
it really works! Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the
morning often make a difference.

It’s also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages
plaque growth.

Posters note: We just returned from a tropical vacation at an ocean side resort – my sister typically has trouble with her knees at sea level. Just as I was going to pack those last few items for the trip, I was coming down our stairs loaded with toiletries etc you pack up just before you close the suitcase – I missed seeing the cat laying on the stairs. I ended up twisting my knee quite badly . We had fresh pineapple everyday! We noticed our knees didn’t hurt and were both quite surprised. Now I understand.