In folk medicine, there are many remedies for colds. At the first sign and during a cold, you can improve your well-being with the help of fortifying, anti-inflammatory and medicinal drinks.
1. Honey drink with lemon and mint
Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The healing effect of lemon is explained by the presence of essential oil in the peel, citric acid, vitamins A, B, P and C. Mint leaves contain an essential oil that has an antiseptic effect. The main active ingredient in mint is menthol. Therefore, mint helps to reduce pain. Add honey, a circle of lemon and fresh mint leaves to a teacup with boiled warm water.
2. Strawberry tea with linden flowers
The berries and leaves of wild strawberry have a diuretic effect and contain a large amount of vitamin C. Linden blossom is used for colds as an antipyretic agent. This aromatic tea is very easy to prepare. Take 2 tbsp. l. dry linden flowers and 2 tbsp. l. dried berries or leaves of strawberries. Pour boiling water over everything and leave for 25 minutes. You can add 2 teaspoons of strawberry jam instead of dry berries.
3. Smoothie with figs and banana
This healthy and tasty drink is based on figs. This fruit contains proteins, acids, sugar, vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron. Cooking smoothies. Ingredients: figs, banana, soy milk, vanilla sugar, pine nuts, mint. Mix and grind all ingredients in a blender.
4. Black tea with milk and spices
Black tea with milk and spices invigorates and improves overall well-being. Ingredients: cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds, cloves, milk, tea. Put the spices in a small saucepan with water. We brew black tea separately. We combine everything and add milk.
5. Sea buckthorn juice
Sea buckthorn berries contain more than 15 useful trace elements for the human body, vitamins, phytoncides, iron, magnesium. It is known that sea buckthorn juice has anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects, improves blood circulation. To prepare the healing sea buckthorn juice, we take berries, sugar and water. Wash the berries and squeeze the juice. Add juice to a container for cooking juice, then sugar and water. Boil. The juice is ready.
6. Infusion from the fruits of Chinese magnolia vine
The fruits of Schisandra chinensis are used in folk medicine as a tonic and stimulant that increases efficiency. An infusion is made from the dried fruits of lemongrass. In a thermos, pour boiling water over the lemongrass fruits and leave overnight. In pharmacies, an alcoholic tincture of Chinese magnolia vine is also sold, which has a more effective effect.
7. Decoction of dried fruits
A decoction of dried fruits has a tonic effect. The dried fruit set is sold in the store and usually includes a dried southern fruit mix. Sort the dried fruit mixture and rinse with warm water. At the end, rinse with boiling water. Pour water into a saucepan and add dried fruits. Cook for 30-40 minutes. Citric acid or orange peel can be added to enhance the taste.
8. Ginger tea with lemon
Ginger root contains essential oils, magnesium, silicon, potassium, acids, iron, vitamin C. Ginger tea is an excellent remedy for strengthening the immune system. Grind the ginger, add honey and lemon juice, cover with hot water.
9. Mulled wine
Mulled wine is useful during the recovery period during colds and infectious diseases. Mulled wine with pepper. Ingredients for 1 liter of red wine: 1, 5 cups of sugar, 2 apples, 5 cloves, 1 lemon, a slice of cinnamon, 15 black peppercorns. Boil. Drink mulled wine hot.
10. Blackcurrant fruit drink
Black currant berries contain a lot of vitamin C, pectins, acids, essential oils. Blackcurrant fruit drink increases a person's ability to work and relieves the course of a cold. Cooking fruit drinks.Pour boiled warm water into a cup and stir 1 tbsp. l. jam or black currant jam.