Ingredients That Help Battle Cold & Flu Symptoms


The following are some ingredients that can be very beneficial to you when you are suffering from the common cold and flu. Lemon and ginger can be added to teas. Garlic, ginger, and onion can be added to stir-frys. The spices and green chillies can be added to curries and soups.  In addition to adding flavour and aroma, these ingredients have of a variety of properties that can help alleviate cold and flu symptoms.

Anise: Aids digestions, helps alleviate nausea, helps loosen mucous in the lungs
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Black pepper: Provides some relief from nasal congestion & sinusitis, aids digestion, supresses cough, loosens mucous and phlegm


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Cardamom: Improves digestion, improves circulation to the lungs (which in beneficial to those suffering from asthma or bronchitis), helps alleviate sore throat symptoms


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Cinnamon : Helps fight bacterial infections, helps alleviate nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

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Cloves: Antiseptic that helps fight infections, reduces inflammation

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Coriander Seeds: Aids digestion, good source of Vitamin C, known to be a fever-reducer, improves nausea


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Cumin Seeds: Aids digestion, contains Vitamin C, improves immunity, natural decongestant, loosens up accumulated mucous and phlegm

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Fennel Seeds: Aids digestion, natural cough suppressant

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Fenugreek seeds: Known to help alleviate sore throat, improves digestion, helps improves symptoms of asthma and bronchitis  

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Garlic: A powerful natural antibiotic, studies have shown regular consumption of garlic reduces frequency of common colds and flu

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Ginger: Aids digestion, helps relieve sinus pain, nasal congestion, and sore throat, anti-inflammatory agent, loosens mucous in throat and lungs

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 Green Chilli: A natural decongestant, high in Vitamin C, known to reduce body aches and pains, helps fight sinusitis and bronchitis

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Lemon: Good source of Vitamin C

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Onion: improves immunity, helps fight infections

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 Turmeric Powder: Contains fibre and Vitamin C, aids digestion, relieves bloating, anti-inflammatory agent


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Note:

          To make lemon ginger tea, steep 1 Tbsp. of freshly grated ginger in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 min. Strain the tea and then add 1 Tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. honey. This tea can clear up the sinuses and relieve sore throat.

          To make coriander tea, boil 1 tsp. crushed coriander seeds and 1 tsp. fennel seeds in 2 cups of water for 5 min. Add 1 tsp. of freshly grated ginger, a pinch of cinnamon, and let infuse for 5 min. Strain and drink. This tea can help reduce fever, and aid digestion.
 

                      

 

24 thoughts on “Ingredients That Help Battle Cold & Flu Symptoms”

  1. If you want to know how much turmeric to use, the answer is different for different applications.
    In animals, the excessive use of turmeric has shown to trigger liver
    disorders, but although it has not yet been proven to cause the same
    reaction to human beings, it always pays to be extra careful when taking turmeric supplements.
    Everything from smoke to air pollution can cause a build up of toxins which can have a detrimental effect on the
    entire body, like sludge slowing down a car engine.

    1. I wouldn’t recommend using turmeric supplements. I haven’t heard about the liver disorders, but I know excess turmeric increase the risk of gallstones and kidney stone formation due to the high levels of oxalate found in turmeric.

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