How to overcome a cold – 7 drinks that will help us

We are already in the second half of December, the weather has been cold and gloomy for more than 2 months.

The sun seldom appears and it is perfectly natural for our body to overcool.

And because of the cold weather, we have to spend most of our time in closed heated spaces, which are an ideal environment for the spread of all kinds of viruses and bacteria.

Easily and most often a person can get a cold, even some people throughout the autumn-winter season sneeze, cough, have a stuffy or runny nose.

By the way, the common cold has affected people since ancient times, and only in 1950 was the cause of its occurrence established.

The symptoms and how to treat the common cold were described in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, the oldest medical text written around the 14th century BC.

In the Middle Ages, the nun Hildegard of Bingen /1098-1179/ for the treatment of coughs and colds recommended taking tansy /lat. Tanacétum vulgáre/ which could be added to soups, sweets and meat.

Below we have presented a list of the 7 best drinks that will get you on your feet very quickly.

1. Warm tea with honey and lemon

If you have a cold, quickly prepare light black or green tea, to which you add 1 teaspoon of honey and a few slices of lemon. It is very important not to add honey and lemon to the boiling water in order to preserve their beneficial properties.

2. Raspberry tea with linden blossom

Make tea from dried linden blossom and add raspberries and dried raspberry leaves to it. And let the resulting drink stand for 30 minutes. If you don’t have raspberries on hand, you can use raspberry jam.

3. Rose hip tea

It’s no secret that rose hips are an excellent source of vitamin C. Crush 3 tablespoons of rose hips, pour 0.5 l of boiling water over them and leave them in a thermos overnight. In the morning, strain and drink ½ cup 4 times a day, 30 minutes before meals.

4. Cranberry

Cranberries are unique in their antibacterial properties. To prepare a drink from cranberries, mash the berries with sugar in a ratio of 3 to 1. Then pour the mixture with 0.5 liters of warm water.

5. Hot milk with mineral water

Extremely suitable remedy for cough, as it facilitates expectoration. To hot milk, you need to add alkaline water, that is, with a ph above 7 or preferably above 8. Mineral water with the brands “Devin” and “Bankya” are suitable for this purpose.

6. Milk with garlic

From this “drink” you will lift your legs in just one evening. You should add 10 drops of garlic juice to warm milk and drink it in the evening before going to bed.

7. Dried fruit compote

Proven and known to most of us since childhood, an excellent remedy for colds. The compote has a toning and soothing effect.

To prepare it, you need 100 grams of dried fruit cut into large pieces. All dried fruits are thoroughly rinsed with warm water.

First you have to boil the apples and pears until they soften, that is, for about 30 minutes, you add sugar, about 3 tablespoons per 1 liter of water. You can add lemon or apple juice or honey to the finished compote.

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