Abundant Earth‘s natural remedies support your body to combat the flu and recover quickly – whether you’re caring for yourself, or someone you love – you’ll want to remember these tips!
When you’re under the weather and your immunity is down – you really need a good defence. Alina, a clinical herbalist and aromatherapist from Abundant Earth shares her tried and tested remedies – using a combination of tonics, herbs and aromatherapy to help soothe your pain, boost your immunity and get you back up on your feet…
Alina’s Flu-Fighting Tips
SIP ON THIS: Cupfuls of homemade chicken soup.
Yes, this comfort food really does work! It’s immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, and decongesting – the perfect cold and flu remedy. Chicken broth is medicinal in itself, but you can use more garlic/chilli to make it more warming. Be warned, however, that cooking garlic destroys it antibiotic effects. You may add herbs to enhance the flavour of the soup. Get the recipe here
SOOTHE YOUR THROAT: Make an herbal tea.
Thyme is best for sore throats, and peppermint when it’s dry and scratchy. Adding some marshmallow or licorice root will help soothe inflammation. The antimicrobials in the herbs are good for combating both bacterial and viral infections. Use 1 heaped teaspoon dried herb / cup. If using fresh herbs, use 2 heaped teaspoons. A simple blend could be 1 part thyme, half part marshmallow/licorice root, 1 part peppermint, or Abundant Earth’s Mellow Mallow, already made up!
INHALE THIS: Eucalyptus essential oil.
It’s antimicrobial, clears a stuffy nose and rattly chest. Put a couple of drops on a tissue, or 5-7 drops in your vaporiser.
Take care of yourself! Xoxo