Wednesday, 10 December 2008
from the Farmer's Almanac
A common saying about a cold is that it “lasts for a week if you treat it, seven days if you don’t.” As amusing and true as that may be, it’s not fun to have a cold. What can we do to help our bodies through this seven-day healing process so that we can savor the joys of the season?
1. Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated during times of dry indoor air.
2. Hot soups (chicken, of course) clear nasal passages. Try Granny’s Best Chicken Soup steaming hot and seasoned with garlic.
3. Herbal teas bring relief. Rose hip tea is full of vitamin C.
4. Eating foods heavy in garlic, onion, or horseradish may aide recovery as well.
5. To ward off spreading colds during the holidays, wash your hands frequently!
See more herbal cold remedies as well as ways to avoid colds and the flu before they start!
Simply stay warm, rested, and wait. In seven days, we all have the same amount of time!
Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. –Publius Syrus (c. 42 B.C.)