Just a cupful of ginger…

Posted by on February 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm.
Raw ginger root

Raw ginger root

Yesterday afternoon I wasn’t feeling and so shortly after returning home from work, I snatched some freshly brewed ginger and soursop tea and drank several cups throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening. I listened to my body and rested. A bit hard to do when you have a very active ten year old, but I planned appropriate activities and my daughter was content.

Later that evening, I added a few drops of oil of oregano to my water, and right before bedtime I chewed on a few cloves of raw garlic. The things I took are all effective, in some way, for fighting off the common cold and other ailments. Some of their properties are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and a great source of vitamin C. Running down that short list, it seems including them in my diet are way to tell any potential cold germs to take a hike, right?

And while some of the items listed don’t have countless case studies behind them (not too much money in doing case studies on natural remedies is there?) I’m not arrogant enough to think just because science has not deemed it as a cure doesn’t mean it won’t work. We humans are something else, aren’t we? We’ve been brainwashed into thinking that if something hasn’t been rigorously tested it’s ‘quackery? I don’t blindly assume that just because something is natural it has to be good for me, as with anything else I do a lot of research. My research, sometimes means reviewing what others have said about the particular item. Also,  I have a huge library of books on various natural remedies and their ‘reported claims’ to fall back on also. This morning I felt great and off to work I went, armed with natures boost to my immune system, which is just what was needed since there are several sick folks at work.

People don’t give you their colds or other germs but if your immune system is run down, your body will have a harder time fighting the various germs that decide to check out your body and if your immune system isn’t strong, you might get sick. What we choose to eat can work for us and make us healthier or it can be detrimental to our health.

Resources:

  1. Ginger
  2. Herbalist: Flu and viral infections
  3. Beat Back Cold and Flu with Garlic

 

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