With the arrival of autumn and its typical temperature changes, it is very easy to catch a cold.
Headache, fever, cough and sore throat are just some of the symptoms of this malaise that tends to exhaust the mind and body.
To get rid of the first symptoms and nip the flu in the bud, in addition to medicines, we can still rely on the classic natural remedies of the grandmother.
A phenomenal ingredient
One of the most effective natural flu foods is certainly honey. This sugary substance, in addition to being truly delicious, has numerous beneficial properties for health.
In fact, honey is highly appreciated because it is a faithful ally of memory and the intestine. Moreover, thanks to its antibacterial properties, it is also a cure-all for coughs and sore throats.
In the next few lines, we will see how to release all its properties to the maximum and use it best against colds.
In fact, these 3 natural remedies are very useful to appease a fat cough and dissolve the phlegm
Grandma’s first remedy is an infusion of cooked apples and honey. In this period, among the best and easiest apples to find in the supermarket are the golden delicious, the renetta and the stark.
But be careful how we store them at home, because fruit flies are always lurking.
The process to make this fantastic infusion is really very simple. First, we wash the apples well and cut them into small pieces. After that, put them in a saucepan and cover them entirely with water. Now add a couple of teaspoons of honey and mix to make it melt.
At this point, we light the fire and let everything cook. After about 30 minutes, when the water is dry and the apples softened, we can take the juice and filter it into a cup.
The incredible properties of the onion
Another natural remedy, also handed down by our grandmothers, is the onion decoction.
Peel and coarsely cut an onion and immerse the pieces in water. Now, let’s heat everything in a saucepan, until boiling, and then let it rest for 10 minutes, covering with a lid.
At this point we filter the liquid into a cup, where we will dissolve a teaspoon of honey, to increase the beneficial effects on cough.
An aromatic plant that we could have at home
Finally, the thymus is also very effective against cough and phlegm. In fact, this aromatic plant has been used since ancient times to treat infections, joint pain and colds.
So, these 3 natural remedies that we have just listed are very useful to appease the fat cough and dissolve the phlegm.
Even with thyme we can prepare a delicious herbal tea. It will be enough, in fact, to take the flowering tops of the plant or buy some in herbalist’s shop, in supermarkets, or from the trusted greengrocer.
Let’s pour a spoonful of it into 300 milliliters of boiling water and let it infuse for a couple of minutes. At this point we filter and melt the usual teaspoon of honey, even thyme if we can find it.
Not everyone knows about this amazing plant which is a cure-all for soothing irritating allergy symptoms.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)