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How to combat Winter Worriers, using the Big 5.

Haven’t been here for while … joys of having a tonsillectomy done.  I’m almost recovered and back in action.

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Winter has arrived for most of the country, and if it hasn’t wherever ur at. It’s coming.

Having had this tonsilectomy, I’ve experienced some side effects that I weren’t exactly prepared for and anyways you guys should know by now I always look for the natural alternative and so that’s what I resorted to for treatment.

Below are some everyday natural ingredients we use that could really help with all the winter worriers and can end being our winter warriors 😉

Garlic

Is known for its anti – oxidizing, anti – microbial, antiseptic,anti – inflammatory  and anti- viral properties. Raw garlic is a natural antibiotic used to treat pain and infections especially ear infections.

To treat an ear infection using garlic, you will need:

Garlic
Cooking oil
Cotton wool

Cut 1 clove of garlic into small cubes and place into a tablespoon and place just enough oil to cover it. Place over hot stove until you see the garlic starting to fry. Remove from heat and let it cool down until it’s warm. Use a dropper or just pour the oil into the infected ear and let it sit for about 5 min. Place cotton wool in the opening of the ear and you can let the kiddies continue with their go abouts or you can continue as per normal. Continue daily to clear infection sooner.

Ginger

Having warm drinks with ginger in can help fight off congestion and warm the body to fight off infections. It’s anti – flammatory properties can really help with the throat.

A nice warm drink to make is to boil raw or dried ginger in water , strain and add a touch of honey and a squeeze of lemon and enjoy. You can also incorporate ginger in your winter stir fries or soups.

Thyme

I call it the cold – season power house. Used in all the winter stews and soups however thyme is also known for its natural antibacterial properties and be used to clear congestion from a cold.

This can be used fresh or dried as a steam. Pour near – boiling water into a pot and add in some time. Take off the heat and create a tent by draping a towel around your head and breathe in the steam for about 5 minutes.

Sage

A popular in the culinary world. This herb can used to fight off a sore throat or drippy sinuses.

For a sore throat. Make a strong tea by pouring 4 ounces off hot water over 2 table spoons of fresh or dried sage. Strain and cool. Gargle until mixture is finished. Repeat three times daily.
For drippy sinuses, drink a cup of regular – strength tea.

Eucalyptus – not too common in normal house holds but super easy to get access too and is awesome to keep

Known to help ease off congestion . Eucalyptus is known for its anti – bacterial and exporant properties.

Pour near – boiling water into a pot and add just a few drops of Eucalyptus oil in. Take off heat and create a tent by draping a towel over your head and breath in the steam for about 5 minutes. You can repeat this daily.

So …. those are our big 5 winter warriors that can help combat the most common colds and infection during this season.

Posted from Just an ordinary girl

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