Winter is seriously upon us (#ArcticBlast) which means it’s the perfect season for home remedies. During this time of year, coughs and colds can easily be treated with some good old herbs. Here are my top winter herb picks and a sore throat recipe you can make today.
Rosemary is awesome for enhancing brain function, detoxifying the liver, balancing hormones, and reducing stress levels. Additionally, Rosemary leaves can remove nasty mucus and phlegm making it the ideal solution for colds, coughs, and the dreaded flu. You can also add a few drops of Rosemary oil to a diffuser to help combat illness.
Parsley is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which are great for building your immune system. What’s more is it helps keep your kidneys clean. Parsley is an overall winner for any season boasting many health benefits including pain relief and increased brain function.
Among the best winter herbs is Sage. This herb helps keep your immune system and bones strong. Sage also boosts cognition–an added bonus on those dreary days–and is recommended for treating colds and coughs.
If you’re suffering from a cough or a sore throat, try this recipe.
Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Servings: 1
- 1 cup purified water
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp honey (raw or buckwheat)
- Boil water.
- Once boiling, reduce heat and add dried sage.
- Stir occasionally and let the water settle.
- Once water has cooled a little bit, drain and remove the sage.
- Pour into a cup and add the honey.