Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well! I planned on doing this post awhile back but it didn’t happen. Since things are still changing for me, I’m going to only blog a few days a week. Once everything becomes routine, I’ll be able to start blogging more. As always, thank you for being here! Since cold and flu season is unfortunately here, these home remedies might help you and your loved ones.
Whenever I’ve been sick, my grandmother’s home remedies always come in handy. My grandma’s hot teas helped me get rid of cramps, a sore throat, stomachaches ,etc. Do you have any home remedies you and your family use? Please feel free to share them here!
Hot Cinnamon (canela) tea for cramps- I’m sure you all know which monthly female cramps I’m talking about. This tea is so easy to make! All you need is: A small pot, one cup of boiling water, two to three cinnamon sticks, three teaspoons of sugar, a spoon and a mug. Boil the cinnamon sticks in a small pot of water on top of the oven for 10 minutes. Once it heats up, pour the contents into a strainer. Pour the tea into a mug. Add the sugar and stir it with the spoon.
Hot Lemon and honey (miel) tea for a sore throat- You’ll need: One cup of water, a small pot, one teaspoon of lemon juice, two teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of sugar. Boil the ingredients on top of the oven for 10 minutes. Pour into a mug. Add more honey, sugar and lemon if desired. I’m a big fan of honey so I usually add more.
Hot mint tea (yerba buena) a.k.a. the good herb for stomach and body aches- Fresh or dried Yerba buena/mint can usually be found at grocery stores. Both my grandparents and parents grew the herb in their garden for years. I’ve always liked the minty taste and smell it leaves behind. If you don’t want to make the tea, you can chew a couple of the leaves instead. Make sure to wash the leaves first.
If you want to make the tea, you’ll need: A small pot, one cup of water, one cup of fresh or dried yerba buena leaves and two teaspoons of sugar. Boil the water and leaves for 10 minutes. After boiling, pour the mixture into a strainer. Pour the contents into a mug and add the sugar. Stir the sugar into the tea.
Aloe Vera (sabila) for cuts and burns- Aloe Vera works well on sunburns, small burns from cooking (you know when the oil jumps out of the pan and burns your hand or arm?) scrapes and scratches. Aloe Vera plants are sold at pretty much any gardening store. Cut one of the leaves in half. Rub the clear liquid on your affected area. It will feel cold and gooey.
Vicks- I know this isn’t a homemade remedy, but my family always uses it for colds and coughs. All you have to do is rub it on your back, chest and feet. Wear socks after rubbing it on your feet. Whenever my son gets sick, using Vicks is a must! His illness usually goes away in a couple of days. I love the smell of Vicks!
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