|Above: Some of my favorite products in my "cold fighting" arsenal.|
Scroll on to learn more about my natural "cold fighting" arsenal, including a family recipe!
|Above: I started my course of treatment by taking three Yin Chiao pills every four hours. This Chinese herbal remedy is designed to be taken at the onset of a cold to naturally fight symptoms from increasing to full blown status.|
|Above: The active herbs in the Yin Chiao formula.|
|Lemons: The amount of Vitamin C and other health benefits that a single lemon possesses is significant!|
|Above: The cayenne pepper capsule that I take both as a supplement as well as an ingredient in my family's Lemon Drink.|
Cayenne Pepper, which is a natural antibiotic can be taken in pill form, or mixed into a "Lemon Drink," which is my family's special recipe (see below). It is spicy but when thought of as a "challenge," it is entirely feasible to consume!
|Above: Scratchy throat? Make a Lemon Drink ASAP!|
Growing up, every time I started to feel sick, my dad would make me a Lemon Drink, which was his own special recipe to fight a cold...the lemon juice delivers massive amounts of unmitigated Vitamin C, the honey soothes the throat and the cayenne pepper acts as a natural antibiotic to combat bacteria. Not the tastiest beverage in the world, but definitely an effective one...when consumed at the onset of a cold, it almost always kept me from getting worse!
Lemon Drink (created by my dad, Rex):
1. Squeeze the juice of two lemons into a large cup (approximately the size of a Starbucks Venti)
2. Fill the rest of the cup up with purified/distilled water
3. Add 2 tablespoons of honey and stir vigorously until dissolved
4. Add 1-2 capsules of cayenne pepper (depending on hotness tolerance) and stir
5. Sip through a straw over the course of a couple of hours
|Above: This Immunity Shot spray was a new addition to my arsenal...to be honest, it tastes quite hideous, but the positive effects of the active ingredients were undeniable.|
|Above: The ingredients in the Immunity Shots spray...I ended up taking about 18 shots per day over the course of two days...not at all tasty, but totally successful.|
|Above: Cold successfully combatted!|
Bottom Line: You can't always avoid getting a cold, but sometimes, preventative, homeopathic remedies can help to combat the development of an illness. I am thankful to have grown up in a family where natural avenues were always taken before resorting to traditional medication; in turn, I still embrace that instinct today! I highly recommend trying the products I've mentioned in this post at the onset of a cold...it's not a guarantee, of course, but it is definitely worth a try.
What do YOU do to fight a cold? Please share!
Beauty posts on their way...so much to share, so little time! Enjoy a happy and healthy weekend...xoxo,
--The Beauty Professor
**This post is not intended to promise or guarantee health benefits for anyone else...it just worked for me ; )