Get Rid of a Cold with Only Tea, Tissue and Honey Fast
Edited by Ian Gabriel T. Tolledo, Eng, Christine dela Cruz, Grimm
Caring for our whole body means being careful about what you eat, but also what you do and take to treat sickness like the common cold. Natural treatments are safer, healthier choices. Natural treatments using only tea and honey coupled with handy tissues are free from artificial chemical additives and are made of all natural and ingredients derived from nature. Be careful about some other cheap tea and honey that say they are natural, but only contain a trace amount of natural ingredients and are mainly composed of artificial chemicals.
Our body seems heals faster when treated with natural methods as the immune system easily acknowledges and utilizes tea and honey's natural therapeutic effects. Did you know that you can quickly get rid of a cold with only tea, a tissue and honey? Read on!
Using Tea and Honey for Cold Symptoms
Teas are amazing drinks! Many studies have proven that tea consumption is very healthy to the human body as it brings soothing effect and healing factor as well. Studies suggest that the poly-phenol substance of green tea has antioxidant properties that effectively help in healing our body against various sicknesses. It can also increase endurance in exercise by improving our fat metabolism.
Tea Brew for Cold
- 2 cups water
- head of garlic
- 1 inch fresh ginger root
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 2 sprigs baby dill
- 1 bag black tea
- juice of 1 lemon
Instructions: Boil water, then lower heat to a simmer. Peel and crush the fresh garlic and ginger-root, then add to water. Add cayenne, tea and lemon juice, baby dill, and then turn off flame. Allow the mixture to steep for 5 minutes, and then take out all the stuff you see floating in the tea. When it has cooled adequately, sweeten with honey (remember not to add honey to boiling-hot tea). Drink both cups and prepare a stack of t-shirts or towels waiting by your bedside when you head to bed as you will sweat a lot during the night!
Simple Tea Brew
If you're not into bad tasting tea or you just don't have enough recipes, you can still make an herbal tea to soothe and treat cold and flu symptoms. You will need only a few basic ingredient for this recipe which you might already have sitting in your kitchen. You'll find that this tea not only gives soothing relief, but also works on stimulating your immune-system and warms you up.
- Lemon juice
Instructions:Fill up desired boiling instrument. Meanwhile, grate one-inch piece of fresh ginger root. Get the thermos out, perhaps a quart thermos. Put the grated ginger in the thermos. Supplement a dash of lemon juice in the thermos. A dash will be about 4 tablespoons. Actually, it's less dash and more of small splash. Add a dash of honey as well if you like yours sweet. A dash in this case is about three tablespoons. A dash can mean something different to all of us. Basically, add the honey to your taste. When the water is boiled, pour it in the thermos. Cover it up tightly and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Strain to your favorite tea cup and enjoy!
What's in Tea and Honey?
Research shows that green tea is great and effective at preventing common colds and even flu, when consumed regularly. Green tea can protect in two ways. First, green tea effectively suppresses the increase of influenza cells. Secondly, green tea essentially kills off the influenza cells. Another thing that's great about green tea - it protects against various strains of flu virus. The flu vaccine each year simply protects against a year's most prevalent flu strain. Green tea has just garnered great attention for its efficacy to prevent disease and protect overall health. Research also showed that green tea's essential anti-oxidants is the key to preventing deadly illnesses like cancer and various cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, it's been shown to effectively regulate blood sugar level, which means it may also have significant impact in controlling diabetes.
On the other hand, Honey contains essential antioxidants, carbohydrates, simple sugars, acids, proteins and diverse minerals, this is based on the National Honey Board, or NHB. Honey may also fight bacterial infections our bodies take thanks to its antimicrobial affinities. The NHB reports that honey has no vegetative type of disease-causing bacterial spore," a likely result of honey's natural characteristic to keep bacteria from growing. Although all types honey can fight bacteria, you'll get more nutrients and antioxidants from buckwheat honey than the more common and readily available clover honey. Although most colds and flu today are caused by viruses, honey may assist in banishing those irritating few respiratory infections caused by these harmful bacteria.
Facts about antioxidants
Anti-oxidants are essential parts needed for the health. Each day time, as our body converts the foodstuff we eat in energy, free radicals were created. These free radicals' injury our cells and DNA, creating a procedure called oxidation throughout the body.
Questions and Answers
How much honey should you put into one cup of tea? What's the ideal proportion?
What is the right proportion of honey to blend into one cup of hot tea?
One teaspoon is usually sufficient, though many people prefer to use two or more, depending on the tea, and how bitter or unpleasant it might be. The type of honey is also a factor, as some honey can be sweeter than others, and certain types aren't recommended for significant amounts of consumption (these are typically Middle Eastern honeys, which have a chemical that can make a person feel ill if too much honey is eaten at once).
As a general rule, however, you can take as much honey as you like, and simply stop taking it if you feel you've had too much.
Categories : Health & Wellness
Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Eng, Ian Gabriel T. Tolledo