Natural Home Remedies

This is an excerpt about Natural Home Remedies from a great blog, Mom Goes Green.

This especially hits home for us at this time of year as our son suffers from Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV).  Having children under 4 with a cough is frustrating because there is not much you can do to help them.  We have turned to home remedies to help our son thru RSV and the common cold.
  • Ginger – for congestion, throat irritation and nausea 
  • Garlic – for antibiotic and antioxidant properties, and cholesterol control
  • Honey – for an energizing immunity boost, coughs and colds
  • Turmeric – for antibiotic and antiseptic uses (you can find this in the vitamin section or in the spice section of the grocery store)
  • White Pepper – for improved digestion
  • Cloves – for antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral and aphrodisiac properties
Excerpt from Mom Goes Green:

So, have you heard? It’s flu season!!! Yea, I know. If you haven’t, you’ve been inhabiting another planet! This year it’s especially “shoved in our faces” and it’s starting to make me a little crazy.

There’s no better preventative measure than washing your hands. Soap and water, and plenty of it. I used to hassle our kids about making sure they used the warmest water they could stand but, in reality, hot or warm water doesn’t cleanse a pair of hands any better than cold water… “it’s all about the friction, baby!” So (when you have access) soap and a good scrubbing at any temperature does wonders.

You can read more here:  Mom Goes Green

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