Mom Knows Best : Don’t Ignore These Old Wives Tales!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Don’t Ignore These Old Wives Tales!

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Our attitudes to home remedies and health, in general, are now more skeptical than they used to be. Instead of reaching for honey and lemon when we've got a cold we’re now much more likely to be found popping pills or dosing ourselves with rich cough mixtures.

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I Feel Like Chicken Tonight

Who doesn’t love the thought of homemade chicken soup when they’re sick? Whether it’s feeling the comforting warmth of the bowl in your hands, the heavenly smell rising from its depths or succulent pieces of chicken surrounded by noodles and healthy veggies it just seems right. However, it’s not just our mother’s who insist that we’ll be as ‘right as rain’ after a good bowlful but also scientists who say that the salty, warm liquid not only helps rehydrate our bodies, settles our stomachs and also clears any mucus. Don’t forget that the soup itself contains a range of nutritious ingredients including potatoes, carrots, onions, leek, and various herbs and spices as well as a good portion of protein. It doesn’t have to be chicken either as this recipe from http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/asian-vegetable-broth/ shows most soups that have a large quantity of veggies in will automatically help us feel better simply because when we’re sick, it’s hard to eat so our bodies will be crying out for a decent meal.

Honey To The Bee

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While you may keep a supply of cough sweets in your desk drawer to ward off any sore throats, it might be worth replacing them with a jar of honey. Why? A scratchy sore throat isn’t only incredibly irritating but coughing, although shifting mucus, makes it harder to swallow. Honey also acts as a natural coagulant, coating the roof of the mouth and throat soothing any inflammation. There are also many other natural substitutes for modern day treatments and https://www.homeremedyshop.com is the best site for home remedies although you should always speak to your doctor first before trying anything. Adding honey to tea, or lemon juice and hot water will do the job better than most medicines. Although do be aware that a severe cough or throat infection may need antibiotics. You may not know this,
but lemons themselves contain some antibacterial properties although understandably the effects are limited while scientists say honey only soothes.

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Peppermint Patty

Remember when you were little and your mom kept a reliable supply of peppermint candies in the car? Peppermint sweets or tea contain ingredients that help soothe our stomach muscles, letting our gastric tract calm down which, in turn, relieves any feelings of nausea and sickness. Ginger will also work to combat any nausea although crystallized pieces from http://gingerpeople.com/crystallized-ginger.html are probably best as they’re small enough to pop in your handbag. Mint, thanks to its ability to grow relatively quickly, has been used to treat a range of ailments for hundreds of years. Having said that, go easy on

peppermint flavored or based products if you suffer from heartburn, as peppermint relieves gastric pain as well as settling the sphincter muscles but can also allow stomach acid to flow into the esophagus.

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