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5 Herbal Remedies to Take on Winter Ailments

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These are a Few of our Favorite Herbal Remedies.

Explore the healing wonders of nature with this guide to crafting a home apothecary tailored for winter. In the chilly months, nothing beats the power of herbal remedies to combat seasonal ailments. Discover five potent herbs that can transform your home into a sanctuary of health and wellness. From immune-boosting garlic to soothing eucalyptus, delve into the world of natural remedies designed to tackle common winter afflictions. Whether it's a stubborn cold or a bout of flu, these herbal solutions will empower you to nurture your well-being with the age-old wisdom of plants. Embrace the holistic approach to health this winter season.

Fire cider

Fire cider is a spicy, tangy, and pungent tonic made by steeping various herbs, spices, and other ingredients in apple cider vinegar. It’s believed to have immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s used as a natural remedy for colds, sore throat, congestion, and digestive issues. It can also be taken as a daily tonic to support overall health and well-being.

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Basic recipe:

  • Organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar

  • Fresh horseradish

  • Fresh ginger

  • Fresh turmeric

  • Organic onion

  • 10 garlic cloves

  • Organic lemon

  • Cayenne powder

The basic recipe can be transformed by adding other flavorful fruits or herbs. We use Mango in our Fire Cider to make the perfect bend of sweet and spicy, you can check it out here.

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Elderberry syrup

Elderberry syrup is a natural remedy made from the juice of the elderberry (Sambucus nigra) plant, which has been used for centuries for its potential health benefits. Elderberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them a popular choice for supporting the immune system, especially during cold and flu season.

To make elderberry syrup, elderberries are cooked down and then strained to extract the juice. The juice is often combined with other ingredients such as honey, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves to enhance both the flavor and potential health benefits. We have a elderberry glycerite "Lil' Berry" you can try here.

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Garlic honey

Garlic honey is a natural remedy made by infusing honey with garlic cloves. This concoction is believed to have various health benefits, including immune-boosting and antibacterial properties. Both garlic and honey have been used in traditional medicine for centuries due to their potential medicinal properties.

To make garlic honey, peeled garlic cloves are placed in a jar, and honey is poured over the garlic until the cloves are completely submerged. The jar is then sealed and left to infuse for several days to a few weeks. During this time, the active compounds in garlic, such as allicin, may transfer into the honey, imparting its healthful properties.

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Pine or eucalyptus oil

Both pine and eucalyptus oil are great home remedies to have in your home apothecary. Pine oil is known to help with respiratory health, due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The aroma of pine oil is also said to help relieve stress and anxiety. Eucalyptus oil is good for mental clarity, pain and respiratory relief, and has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

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Nettle tea

Nettle tea, brewed from the leaves of the stinging nettle plant (Urtica dioica), is a popular herbal beverage known for its potential health benefits. Nettle leaves are packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins (such as A, C, and K), minerals (such as iron, calcium, and magnesium), and antioxidants. When made into tea it can help boost immune support, aid hydration, benefit your respiratory health and reduce discomfort in your joints.

Whatever remedy you use for treating the winter ailment blues, we hope that you try and add one of these to your home apothecary arsenal to kick those winter colds to the curb. We know that we have found these natural remedies work well, but there are many other amazing herbs to try as well.

Leave us a comment and let us know which one of these is your favorite to use?

As always many blessings of good health, Aloha, and abundance.

The 'Ohana Green Witches

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