winter is here!
How to defend your body against cold and flu according to the Naturopathic approach.
DIY RECIPE- TURMERIC LATTE
Let’s start with a simple but powerful recipe for Turmeric latte
It’s time to be creative in the kitchen and try new recipes.
Turmeric is well known for its strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidants qualities.
All the different spices that are included in this recipe, have warming, anti-inflammatory, immune and digestive support qualities.
Here is my recipe for delicious Turmeric latte:
Anti-inflammatory & delicious hot drink that will support your body from within whenever you feel not well
- 1.5 tsp Turmeric powder
- 0.5 tsp Ginger powder
- 0.25 tsp Black pepper powder
- 0.5 tsp Nutmeg powder
- 0.5 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1 cup Almond/ Soy/ Coconut/ Rice/ Oats milk any vegan milk
Blend together all the ingredients
Warm the mixture on the low fire
Pour into a cup, drink and enjoy 🙂
***If you prefer to buy one, this is my favourite turmeric latte, by Viridian.
First thing when you are starting to feel sick, think about taking Echinacea.
This wonder herb will help your body to fight the germs and support your immune system.
Research shows it increases the number of white blood cells, which fight infections.
You can take Echinacea in many formats – tablets/ capsules/ syrup/ lozenges/ hot drink.
*** I recommend trying this one by A.vogel.
This herb best know to support your body and protect against winter weaknesses.
Astragalus is an adaptogen herb, helps to protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.
The Chinese medicine uses this herb for centuries to fight fatigue, help to the digestion and for its antimicrobial qualities.
You can use this herb for prevention during winter time for a few weeks or more.
***Try this one by Nature’s Answer
Make a tea with few Sage leaves, Thyme, lemon and honey. This is an excellent homemade remedy for a sore throat and coughing.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is well known for its astringent, antiseptic and antibacterial qualities.
Manuka Honey from New-Zealand is famous thanks to its healing properties.
Medicinal importance of honey has been documented in the world’s oldest medical literature and since the ancient times, it has been known to possess antimicrobial property as well as wound-healing activity.
The most important active components of Manuka honey are Hydrogen peroxide and Methylglyoxal (MGO).
As much the MGO is higher the honey is stronger.
It has antiviral and antibacterial effects, the best is starting eating a teaspoon, just when you are starting to feel a cold or a sore throat.
You can also use the regular honey but always prefer the unheated (raw), local and organic options.
Eucalyptus essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems.
Using eucalyptus oil can help to open the airways and breath easily when your nose is stuffed.
If you are feeling that it is hard to breathe diffuse few drops of eucalyptus oil in essential oils diffuser
or in your bath (dilute first with 1 tbsp of sweet almond as a carrier oil).
Another technique is to make an inhalation bath (be careful while doing this!), you can make a facial steam bath by pouring 3 cups of boiling water into a bowl and adding 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, cover your head with a towel and inhale deeply for few minutes.
I hope you will find my tips useful
I will be happy to hear from you in the comments below for any questions!
My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
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