Do you hear coughing and sneezing around you? It’s cold and flu season, which means it’s time to get some Grandma approved cold and flu home remedies ready.
Taking advice and wisdom from moms and grandmas all around the world with these traditional home remedies for cold and flu will helps us to stay healthy.
In Scotland, hot rum and pep-rum and peppermint are a seaman’s cure for cold. Some other Scottish cold cures including drinking nettle tea and going for a walk to get sea air. Salty air helps to unclog the congested nose!
In Serbia, making slowly melted 3 tablespoons of sugar and adding a cup of milk and drink while is as hot as you can handle relieve cough and bronchitis. Also, Serbian tea which is slowly melted couple of teaspoons of sugar and few drops of water, and a cup of plum brandy will scare cold and chills away.
In Colombia, the tribe members clear stuffy congested nose by taking regular whiffs of a sachet containing a pungent mix of crushed garlic, broken bay leaves and coarsely ground nutmeg.
In order to reduce fever, in Japan, they grill pickled plum until it’s burnt and pour very very hot green tea over it and then drink. For soar throat, add minced Japanese leek and minced ginger to miso paste and pour hot water into the mixture and drink it.
5. South Africa
For clearing up nasal congestion, inhale a mixture of turmeric and boiled water. For coughs, half black pepper and half honey is traditional grandma’s cough syrup which it actually does work.
In Peru, gather Eucalyptus leaves and steep them in water, then carefully breathe in the steam to relieve the congestion.
Have you heard of Gogol mogol This drink is whisking together an egg yolk and a teaspoon of honey or sugar and mixing into a half cup of milk that’s been heated with a tablespoon of unsalted butter. This drink may ease sore throat scratchiness.
In China, the white flower oil is like a VapoRub which is made up of wintergreen, camphor, method, eucalyptus and peppermint oils. Easily you apply it to your chest and back to free up those airways and unblock your stuffy nose.
To prevent the flu season, burning dried Ai Ye (or wormwood) leaves prevent cold or flu germs from spreading and to defend against further infection.
9. Hong Kong
The traditional Hong Kong home remedies is lizard soup, fancy version of chicken soup for cold. The soup contains dried lizards, yams and Chinese dates in water which helps replace fluids lost from sweating, blowing your nose and coughing and also helps loosen mucus.
The traditional English home remedy for cold and flu especially when you feel all achy and body soar is by soaking in a hot mustard bath which supposed to draw toxins out of your pores and improve blood circulations.
The new kale or recent superfood called Murunggakai leaves from India has plenty of Vitamin A, C, D, and E that give your immune system a good boost to stop the flu. In India, grandmas pick the fresh leaves and cooks them down into coconut based soup called thanni.
In Finland, hot black currant juice is used as cold and flu home remedies which currants are full of Vitamin C.
In Netherlands, licorice root is used for couch remedies. If you think black licorice tastes like medicine, you are totally right on!
For over hundred of years, Aboriginal Australian used extract eucalyptus leaves to fight couch, fever and headaches during cold and flu season.
Is chamomile your favorite tea? In Greece, chamomile tea with a cinnamon stick, cloves and lemon peel with splash of Metal, the Greek brandy and spoon of honey will cure your fever!
In Spain, you only need 3 ingredients to fight the cold. Garlic, lemon tea and honey! Garlic in a natural relieve congestion, honey helps to fight infection and lemon tea breaks up the clogged mucus.
17. Dominican Republic
The traditional Caribbean stew called Sancocho, which is mixed with different kinds of meats and lots of nutrient-rich vegetables. Perfect remedy soup for gaining strength to fight the cold and flu.
In Morocco, garlic omelettes is eaten when in cold. They believed garlic gives natural healing and boost immune and gain strength from protein rich eggs.
Traditionally in Nigeria, mixture of palm oil with sugar or honey is believed to help relieve coughs and cold.
Snail syrup is used for long time to soothe sore throats. The snail extract which you can still buy over-the-counter in Germany, is actually leave the mollusks behind to fight the mucus.
Turnips contains full of Vitamin C and Calcium which this rooted vegetable has been used as a blood purifier. In Iran, steamed or mashed turnips are eaten to thinning stuffy mucus.
If you love the Thailand’s famous hot and sour soup like me, then you are never going to catch cold! This spicy Tom Yum soup is the best cold remedy not only that the study shows that the Thai staple boasts some cancer fighting elements.
23. South Korea
Everyone know Kimchi is fermented vegetables which has high in Iron and Vitamin A and B. Eating plenty of spicy kimchi helps to fight the cold and flu.
Kumquat syrup which can be brewed into tea to ease a sore throat in Taiwan. Also, another version of cold remedy is to eat a salted, pickled kumquat.
In Philippines, hot lemon tea drink is used for cold home remedies. Instead using lemon, Filipino uses kalamansi which is small lemon or lime.
In Mongol, some type of hot milk called Hot aarts and soup with garlic called Shul is served to fight cold.
Traditionally in Bangladesh, hot ginger tea with cardamon is drink to fight the flu.
Jamu is used to fight cold which is herbal powder to mix with water and drink and it tastes like mud.
Chileans uses avocado leaves and honey and make it into cough syrup like tea called Palto-Miel.
In Guatemala’s rural areas, common home remedy is to use cypress seeds boil in water and mix with white honey and gargle three times a day for four days will relieve sore throat.
Grandma approved home remedies are the best cure for the common cold or flu all around the world. Remember that regular exercise reduces risk on catching cold and flu. Also, plenty of water and vitamins may help as well.
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