11 medicinal drinks to cure cold
It is time to think about productive treatment, necessary component of which is excessive drinking. Did you catch a cold again? It is known that having a large amount of warm fluids during the illness helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Besides, many herbal drinks have vitaminizing and anti-inflammatory action.
So here are the healthiest beverages, which can help you to get rid of cold:
1. Warm tea with honey and lemon
Black or green tea with 1 tsp of honey and lemon juice are very helpful beverages (honey has anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action, but also it contains a lot of minerals, trace elements and vitamins; it is important to add lemon not into the boiling water, but into a bit cool tea in order to keep the vitamin C).
2. Tea with raspberries and lime flowers
Raspberry and lime are distinguished by their diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, raspberry adds a delicious flavor and unique taste into tea. It would be healthier to add into tea dry raspberries, but also you can use and jam or raspberry leaves.
3. Decoction of rose hips
Rosehip is an ideal source of vitamin C. It also has diuretic and choleretic effect. Preparation: chop 3 tbsp of dried fruits, 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 for 30 minutes before meal. You can also add honey or Cahors wine into decoction. Broth preparation: pour 2 cups of boiling water onto dried fruits (2 tablespoons) and let stand over low heat for 10 minutes. After that cool and drain. You can also use the syrup hips. You can add it to warm water and drink throughout the day.
4. Cranberry water (cowberry water)
Cranberries and cowberries are indispensable when you are curing cold. They are unique because of their antibacterial properties. They also have diuretic and anti-inflammatory action. Morse preparation: Grind cranberries of cowberries with sugar (3:1). Pour0.5 liters of warm water on every 2 tablespoons of mixture. Healthy drink is ready!
5. Hot milk with mineral water
This remedy is very useful when you cough because it promotes expectoration of sputum. It is necessary to use alkaline mineral water ( for example, Borjomi)
6. Milk with garlic
Garlic has a strong bactericidal action. Add 10 drops of garlic juice into the warm milk. It is better to have it at night.
7. Compote with dried fruits
Decoction made of dried fruit has a tonic and soothing effect during the illness. Cut large fruits (100 g) into slices. Rinse all fruits in warm water. Firstly cook the apples and pears for 30 minutes until they become softer, add sugar (3 tablespoons to 1 L of water), then add apricots and prunes, and 5 minutes before the end of cooking add the raisins. You can add lemon or orange juice and honey into the ready-made compote
8. Ginger tea with lemon
This drink can help you to warm and to get rid or cold: mix 1 cup of hot water with 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 0.5 tsp of minced ginger root and a pinch of cinnamon. You can add a bit of dry crushed mint leaves into the tea
9. Mulled wine
Mulled wine is an excellent remedy and also it is delicious, wholesome and warming drink! It is necessary to add spicy components: cinnamon and clove. You can use red wine, brandy, liqueur or rum as alcoholic component.
Here’s one of the recipes:
1.5 bottles of dry red wine, orange, 5 buds of cloves, 0.25 teaspoon of nutmeg, 0.5 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1 tsp of ginger powder, 2-3 tablespoons of sugar. Mix the spices, add 100 ml of water, bring to a boil, remove from heat and let it draw for 10 minutes. Drain. Cut the orange into slices. Mix wine, broth, sugar and orange segments. Bring to a boil, but do not boil! You can also add apples, raisins and honey into mulled wine. Serve hot. It is better to have it at night once you go to bed.
10. Chamomile tea
Chamomile is a gentle anti-inflammatory remedy. It is good and healthy in combination with lime and honey.
Tea preparation: pour a cup of boiling water on 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers and lime flowers, wait for 20 minutes, drain. Drink 1 / 3 cup 3 times daily before meal. You can also add honey.
11. Tea with herb Echinacea
Echinacea is a well-known antiviral and anti-inflammatory remedy.
Preparation: pour 1 / 2 liter of boiling water in a thermos, add 1 tablespoon of Echinacea and leave overnight. Strain and drink 1 / 3 cup 3 times a day for half an hour before having a meal.
Broth cooking: pour a glass of boiled water on 1 teaspoon of herb Echinacea and let it draw for 20 minutes in a water bath. Then cool and strain.
So let these healthy and tasty beverages help you quickly to get rid of cold!