It seems that everyone around has recently been coldly sick, so we thought our task shared another recipe that includes our favorite golden broth formula that helped many friends and family fight with so many colds. The broth is injected with all the anti-inflammatory and mineral-rich ingredients that are said to be asymptomatic. Think of ginger, turmeric, black pepper, garlic, scabbard, shiitake, laurel and much more. It also tastes deeply nutritious and delicious, and has the most beautiful color. There are so many ways in which he can be served as well. Drink it yourself, use it as a base for dahl or curry, or just drop it on pasta and top with some seasonal vegetables, as in this recipe.
Today we also share some natural cold treatments that we find to be strong, especially when employed during the first points of a tight neck.
These things are serious! It is at the same time antiviral and anti-inflammatory and works are asked when they are taken consistently during the first signs of illness. It is incredibly powerful and needs to be diluted with transport oil (I use it) and it burns pretty much when it goes down. However, you are accustomed to it. I usually hold it under my tongue for about 15 seconds before swallowing.
Water emulsion with salt
This is an ancient folk medicine that is still prescribed by modern doctors … he said quite a lot. If I wake up with a scratchy neck, I make a point of tickling with sea water every few hours, which feels incredibly relaxing, helps to reduce any edema, thins down mucus piling up, and more. I use about 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 1 glass of water.
Sang Ju Yin
Sang Ju Yin is a Chinese herbal recipe that was recommended to us by our acupuncturist. I had a few cases where he completely cures me from the cold. I'm a total conversion now, and make sure to keep it up had been at all times.
Vitamin C all day
It's great to eat foods rich in vitamin C during the cold season, but I think supplementing with a lot of vitamin C is especially helpful when the first signs of cold appear. Since you can not overdose vitamin C, I do it very often, about every 1-2 hours when you fight the cold. Just a warning that taking a vitamin C bundle can cause a stomach, something that does not happen to me personally, but I know it's a common side effect. I also assure that I receive enough vitamin D, either from the sun or from supplements.
The natural antibiotic that exists in everyone's kitchen! I know a lot of people who will chew on a whole clove of garlic when they start feeling sick. I'm not brave enough about that, but I realized from Trinity's self-service interview that you can only swallow a whole clove or garlic like a very big pill (how did I not think about it?). My advice is to choose a very small cloves of garlic because it can be quite uncomfortable to swallow and grate it a little bit before swallowing. I've also recently tried Amanda's trick to put a garlic cloves in my ear (something that feels like an iphone headset), which really was not as big as a job I thought it would be and helped.
The relationship between bowel health and general health is undoubtedly strong. I try to absorb my intake of things like cabbage, kimchi and other live foods when you feel under the weather.
For me, the worst part of the cold is the stuffy nose and runny nose. As soon as my nose starts this route, it does not stop for at least a week and it is absolute anxiety. Rinse my nasal passages with the help of a neti can before bed makes a world different when I'm ill. I am currently in the market for a nice, handmade ceramic neti-pot. There are so many good at Etsy!
Diverse Essential Oils
Clean the air in your home space and show some love for your nasal paths and neck spreading pure essential oils. It is useful to have an ultrasonic diffuser (I have one of the Saje) but you do not have to have one. You can heat a pot of water, throw some essential oils in the hot water and stand over the pot, inhaling the steam. Or you can put some essential oils on the floor and the walls of the shower while you get a hot shower, which will give similar results to the diffuser. My favorite essential oils to breathe during the cold are: eucalyptus, lavender and lemon.
Hang up your turret in every way you can! Make the recipe in this post or try Turmeric, Carrot and Ginger Remedy or Fresh Turmeric Moon Milk. Check out Diaspora Co. for some extremely strong, organic turmeric stain.
Hydration and relaxation
These two are not such, but sometimes none of the other things work and you just have to sleep early, sleep and drink liters and liter of lemon. I like to rub some vetiver essential oil on my soles before bed for deep and quick relaxation.
What do you do to help your struggle and heal when you feel a cold coming? We would like to hear!
Golden lettuce rice
- 1 tablespoon of neutral coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1 small yellow onion – finely chopped
- Sea salt
- pinch of red pepper
- 3 cloves of garlic – minced meat
- 1½ inch fresh ginger – minced meat
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
- 2 dried shiitake lids
- 2-inch piece kombu
- 2 laurel leaves
- 8 cups of purified water
- 1 small or 1/2 large zucchini – peeled, sown and cubed
- 1 broccoli head
- juice of 2 limes – split
- 10 ounces of rice ounces
- Quran – for garnish
- toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds – for garnishing (optional)
- Heat the medium heat in a pot. Add the flakes of onion, salt and red pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and turmeric and stir for another 2 minutes.
- Add shiitake, kombu, laurel, water and more salt to taste and bring to boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 10 minutes. If you have time, turn off the fire and allow the broth to be infused for another 30 minutes. Remove the rehydrated shiitake lids, slice and return to the container. Remove the kombu and throw away.
- Add a pumpkin brush to the saucepan, adjust the warmth and simmer for 7 minutes. Add broccoli and cook for another 5-7 minutes until crisp. Add half of the lime juice. Check for salt, adjust if necessary.
- Immerse the pasta rice in well-salted hot water according to the instructions on the package. Drain the pasta, divide it between the plates and soften the soup over the pasta. Grab more lime juice over each bowl, and garnish with the Koran. Optionally, drizzle with some sesame oil and sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and serve.