This time of year people tend to get symptoms of allergies, colds, coughs etc…
We refuse to have them but that’s just us. However, if we do feel a little scratchy these are some of the natural remedies we use to great effect.
One of the first things we need to do at this time of year is boost the immune system, the simple way to do this is through juicing. If you don’t have a juicer you can also blend the raw ingredients in a food processor or classic blender.
Immune System Boost (Juice)
3 Celery stalks
4 stalks of Kale
½ Ginger Root
Alternatively take 1 Clove of Garlic per day
As the saying goes… “An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away” Apples are very high in Vitamin C plus much more…
If you would like something a bit sweeter you could add a teaspoon of Manuka Honey. Or a locally produced honey. Or a teaspoon of Organic Raw un-refined sugar.
(I know Honey is a controversial topic among Vegans, please see our prior blog “Vegans and Honey?”)
You can do this 2 or 3 times a week, it will encourage and help your immune system.
The next thing to look at this time of year is a cold cure, I’m sure we have all heard of the following recipes. It wont hurt to run through them again.
1 Teaspoon of honey
½ Teaspoon of cinnamon
Alternatively take 1 Clove of Garlic per day
Honey and cinnamon are both antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and will knock out a cold within a day or two. Take this twice a day for 3 days.
*As a side note this will also help with bladder and kidney infections. It will act as a painkiller for arthritis and will reduce sugar levels and blood pressure.
The next thing this time of year is blood pressure. When we are feeling a little under the weather one of the causes of the nagging throbbing headache can be elevated blood pressure. To lower your blood pressure you can take the cold cure above or use the following juice recipe.
Reduce Blood Pressure (Juice)
2 Stalks of celery
1 Clove of garlic
¼ Fennel bulb
This juice is great for lowering your blood pressure again you can take this 1 or twice a week or everyday if you want to. As this is all natural it can only do you good.
Next we will look at a little tonic for your Thyroid, as your thyroid is like your bodies control and distribution center we need to care for it. It is very important. You should be eating kale and seaweed to help it out but the following is a good tonic.
Thyroid Tonic (Juice)
You can take this twice a week or more if you are feeling it. Avoid soya as this can be damaging to your thyroid. There are plenty of alternatives to soy milk out there for example, almond, hemp, rice, and oat to name a few.
There is also Hazelnut milk, this is quite a common milk or nut to be allergic to so take care when drinking it. This brings me on to our next topic of allergies. Sometimes an allergy can present itself with cold or flu like symptoms, little itches on the skin, there is help however in the form of another juice.
1 medium carrot
2 Large Oranges
1 handful of mint leaves
½ inch of Ginger root
Juice them together and drink twice a day. The symptoms should clear quickly.
Alternatively take 1 clove of garlic per day for allergies.
Garlic and its many uses
A single clove of garlic per day is a wonderful thing it can be used to treat so many ailments that we all have occasionally here is a list of what it is good for,
High cholesterol *Crush the Garlic and Take
Athletes Foot Crush the garlic and add a few drops of olive oil, Mix o a paste and apply
Poor Digestion *Crush the garlic and Take
Low Energy *Crush the garlic and Take
Lowers Blood Sugar *Crush the garlic and Take
Bronchitis *Crush the garlic and Take
Colon Cancer *Crush the garlic and Take
Yeast Infections *Crush the garlic and Take
Respiratory Problems *Crush the garlic and Take
Boosts the immune system *Crush the garlic and Take
Increase Iron and Zinc Absorption Crush the garlic and Take
Coughing *Crush the garlic and Take
Antioxidants *Crush the garlic and Take
Breast cancer *Crush the garlic and Take
Cold and flu *Crush the garlic and Take
Leukemia *Crush the garlic and Take
Anti Fungal *Crush the garlic and Take
Vaginitis *Crush the garlic and Take
Toothaches Crush the garlic and apply direct to the tooth
Warts Crush the garlic and add a few drops of olive oil, Mix o a paste and apply
Stomach *Crush the garlic and Take
Diabetes *Crush the garlic and Take
Parasites *Crush the garlic and Take
Allergies *Crush the garlic and Take
*Add the garlic to a spoon of olive oil –otherwise the garlic may burn your mouth
There are probably more benefits of garlic that we haven’t listed but feel free to let us know and we will research and add it.
Have a stress free and well Fall/Autumn
Mako and Hema