Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Homemade Winter Sickness Remedies ~


Winter preparedness comes in many forms. Stocking the pantry, stacking the hay, chopping the wood... but have you thought about your health? Sickness can come in many forms and it is important to be prepared on how to handle the many possibilities! Homesteading revolves around having good skill sets and being able to boost your immune system and treat sickness is certainly an important one!

Here is a breakdown of 3 key ways to prevent and treat problems many of us run into once the evenings fall to early darkness or when we see that first snowflake...

1. Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries are known for their strong antioxidant properties and powerhouse strength in boosting the immune system. Not only can they treat illness prior to onset, but also, they can help in reducing many flu and cold systems. Last, but not least.... elderberry syrup is delicious! 

Learn how to make homemade Elderberry Syrup here!

2. Patara's Egyptian Tea (Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon)

Once under the weather, it is nice to have something that not only can treat symptoms, but that is also soothing. This is the best tea remedy to do just that! Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, honey, and lemon all work in conjunction with each other to treat inflammation, aches and pains and much, much more!

See how to make this wonderful tea remedy here!

3. Misty's Homemade Cough Syrup

Nothing can make a person more miserable than a horrible cough. Misty goes through her tried and true old-timey remedy here in this video. It certainly works! This is very likely the same style remedy your great-grandmother made many moons ago! 

Watch and learn from Misty on how to make this homemade cough syrup here!

Enjoy and stay well, friends!

Warning and disclaimer: Always talk to your doctor about any medical concerns and proceed with caution before making or consuming any homemade remedies. Always beware of any existing medical conditions prior!

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