Fresh Garlic contains sulphur properties that act as an antibiotic, anti-viral and a fungicide. It’s been known to lower cholesterol, act as an expectorant and help with digestion among other things.
Raw Unpasteurized Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It’s great for coating throats to get rid of germs and to soothe sore throats. It should be unpasteurized since the heat can remove some of its healing properties. Children under the age of one shouldn’t be given honey.
Lemons are a super food that contains loads of Vitamin C which helps in the growth and repair of body tissues. It can be used as an astringent as well as an anti-inflammatory.
Apple Cider Vinegar was probably in your grandmother’s medicine cabinet. It’s been around for ages and my own grandmother took it daily and attributed it to her own 98 years of active life. It’s been known to ease heartburn, aid in digestion, relieve rashes and sunburns, to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and aid in ear or yeast infections. You’ll want to make sure you get apple cider vinegar that is organic, unpasteurized and contains the cloudy “mother” in the bottom.
With these simple ingredients you can treat all kinds of common ailments for minimal cost and maximum health benefits. The next time you start to feel ill try a few of these natural recipes to relieve your symptoms and speed up your recovery all while keeping your budget on track.
(For cough, colds and as an antibiotic to kill bacteria and fungus)
3 cups water
3 cloves garlic peeled and crushed or cut into pieces
½ cup raw unpasteurized honey
½ cup fresh lemon juice
Bring water and garlic to a boil. Turn off heat and stir in honey and lemon juice. Drink ½ cup warm tea 2-3 times per day until symptoms are gone. Store extra in refrigerator. Courtesy of earthclinic.com
(not for infants under the age of 12 months)
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
Stir mixture in a little bit of drinking water and drink immediately.
Take this 2-3 times a day.
Courtesy of parentingtoddlers.com
Sore Throat Relief
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
6 -8 ounces water
Add vinegar to water. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and gargle with it, spitting it out. Immediately take another tablespoon of the mixture, gargle and swallow it.
Courtesy of Vermont Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis