How to treat colds with the help of tea
Autumn and spring are the seasons of colds. Although we can catch the virus sitting near an air conditioner or an open window. When we get sick, we are trying in every way to help the body to fight viruses. However, in our endeavors, we do not notice the difference between the chemical drugs and natural ways. But let’s still try to cope with colds by more natural treatments. And your body will be thankful. The first and the most common way is tea.
The first and the most common way is tea. After all, it is no wonder they say tea is always a good idea.
- Warm tea with honey and lemon
This is the most common recipe of tea for colds, although many people drink it for pleasure, and generally to improve health. So, if you caught a cold, first prepare this simple drink – black or green tea (not strong), 1 teaspoon of honey and a couple of slices of lemon. It is important to remember – do not add honey and lemon in scalding water, otherwise the ingredients lose their beneficial substances.
- Raspberry tea with linden flowers
Next, let’s turn to herbs. Such a situation often catches us by surprise, so you should stock up in advance. So brew tea from the dried flowers of linden, add dried berries and leaves of raspberry. Leave the tea to infuse for 30 minutes. Instead of berries you can use raspberry jam.
- Dog rose tea
It’s no secret that the dog rose is an excellent source of vitamin C. Take 3 tablespoons of chopped dried rose hips, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and leave in a thermos overnight. In the morning strain and drink 1/2 cup 4 times a day 30 minutes before eating.
- Cranberry or lingonberry fruit drink
Cranberries and lingonberries belong to those unique means that are valued because of their bactericidal properties. For the preparation of such fruit drink you should mash cranberries or lingonberries with sugar in a ratio of 3:1. Further, 2 tablespoons of the mixture should be mixed with 0.5 liters of warm water.
- Hot milk with mineral water
If you suffer from cough, prepare hot milk with alkaline water. This drink will promote expectoration.
- Milk with garlic
It really doesn’t sound appetizing, but it’s an extra tool that will help you to recover in one night. You only need to add 10 drops of garlic juice into warm milk and drink before bedtime.
- Compote of dried fruits
A decoction of dried fruit has a tonic and soothing effect with colds. Furthermore, it is delicious and you can drink it instead of water. You will need 100g of dried fruits, which should be thoroughly washed in warm water. It is recommended to cook first apples and pears for 30 minutes until they become soft, adding sugar in a ratio of 3 tablespoons per 1 liter of water; then dried apricots and prunes, and at the end, 5 minutes before end of cooking, you can add the raisins. In the finished compote you are free to add honey, juice of lemon or orange.
- Ginger tea with lemon
Ginger is a very valuable product, particularly in the fight against colds. Tea on the basis of ginger with lemon strengthens the immune system and increases your efficiency. Take 1 cup of hot water, mix with 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 0.5 teaspoon of minced ginger root and a pinch of cinnamon. You can add a bit of dry crushed mint leaves.
- Mulled wine
A popular and effective remedy for colds is of course mulled wine. In addition, it is tasty, healthy and warming drink! You need to mix the spices, add 100 ml of water, bring to a boil, remove from heat, infuse for 10 minutes. Strain. Cut the orange into slices. Mix wine, decoction, sugar and orange slices. Bring to a boil all the ingredients, but do not boil! You can also add honey, apples, raisins if you want. Serve hot. It is better to drink mulled wine before bedtime and put warm heating pad to your feet.
- Chamomile tea
Chamomile is a mild anti-inflammatory agent, which combined with linden and honey is a good antivirals remedy. Tea recipe is as follows: take 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers and 1 teaspoon of linden flowers, brew with 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 20 minutes and drain. Drink 1/3 cup 3 times a day before meals. You can add honey.