and Flu Remedies From the Pantry
by Tess Pennington
by Tess Pennington: Prepping
on the Down-Low
With fall setting
in, cold and flu season cant be far behind. As miserable as
a cold or flu might be now, with the pharmacy shelves bursting with
over the counter remedies, one day relief might not be that close
Most of our
prep kits have a stash of OTC medications but in a long-term disaster
situation it will be important to make those last as long as possible.
You might be surprised to discover that your kitchen cupboards may
hold the key to curing your stuffy nose, scratchy throat, cough
natural remedies now will give you the knowledge and skills you
need to keep your family well during the onset of a disaster or
extended disaster. Consider learning ways to make homemade
lozenges to soothe sore throats, or possessing basic knowledge
on which herbs
may be used to treat cold/flu symptoms. Further, knowing how
to combine these together to make cold/flu
syrups will only better your familys chances at beating
the cold/flu season when OTC medicines arent as readily available.
are some other homeopathic ways to care for yourself and your family
when you are ill.
Jelly: Place lemon slices and ginger shavings into a small jar.
Cover this with honey. Keep this in the refrigerator. In a few days
you will have a jelly stir one tablespoon into
a cup of hot water for a tea that will soothe your throat and stuffy
Cough Remedy: Sprinkle powdered cinnamon onto a tablespoon of
honey to calm a cough caused by a scratchy throat.
tea: Peppermint tea will aid in relieving congestion and opening
up the sinuses, plus sipping the hot beverage will help you combat
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joined the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999 Tess
worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and
is well versed in emergency and disaster management and response.
You can follow her regular updates on Preparedness,
and a host of other topics at ReadyNutrition.com.
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