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Herbal remedies to treat your tired body, sore throat, runny nose, soothe and cure your cold symptoms.


Runny nose, Phlegmy cough, sweating?

Leaving your body dehydrated and thirsty. So as it’s cold outside so you made a nice hot drink of regular tea or coffee. No, no, no! Caffeine makes you more dehydrated. You need a herbal tea, that’s caffeine-free, which allows you to enjoy your hot drink with no side-effects.

Herbal teas and fresh fruit juices can provide a valuable source of vitamins and minerals, particularly if you’ve lost your appetite.

Echinacea:  available as herbal tea bags. Or a dried herb.

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Can shorten the length of a bout of cold/flu
  • As a preventative measure drink a cup a day of Echinacea from the start of winter.

Citrus fruits: Lemon, grapefruit, orange juices

  • All antiseptic 
  • Have uplifting properties
  • Help beat the ‘winter blues”
  • Oranges can bring down temperatures
  • Grapefruit stimulates lymphatic system and fights fevers
  • Lemon cleanses and purifies.
  • Heat essential oils in a vaporiser, or
  • Eat fresh fruit to boost vitamin C levels.

Eucalyptus: place eucalyptus and lemon in a bowl of hot water to make sinus-clearing       steam inhalation.

  • This antiseptic essential oil works on the respiratory tract, soothing inflammation and clearing catarrh from the head and sinuses.
  • Place a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale at intervals – this will relieve nasal congestion.

Rosemary:available as an essential oil, or dried/fresh herb.

  • Eases headaches – drink 50ml of rosemary tea every 3 hours.
  • Sore throats – Gargle with a diluted syrup.
  • Can raise your spirits so you feel better.

Garlic : clove, powder, or oil form – try to include in your diet-or take a fresh clove 2 to 3 times daily between meals

  • Anti-bacterial properties
  • Helps immune system fight infections.
  • Effective remedy for chest infections.

Sage: Drink as a herbal tea throughout day. pregnant women should avoid sage and thyme.

  • Has chest healing properties
  • Useful for treating colds
  • Helps restore appetites.

Thyme: available as fresh/dry herb, or essential oil

  • Fights infections
  • Relieves low spirits and exhaustion 
  • Fortifies the body against colds.
  • Drink 50ml of tea 3 times a day, or take 20 ml of syrup 3 times a day.

Ginger : avaible as a root or essential oil.

  • An antiseptic
  • Stimulant
  • Expectorant all in one for a muscle rub.

Honey: unlike sugar, honey will help ease your cold.

  • Soothes sore throats and tickle coughs
  • Provides relief from headaches
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Use instead of sugar to sweeten herbal drinks.

Tip for storage:

Store your coldbusting herbs and herbal tea bags in a dry, wooden box in a dark cupboard. 


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