Cold and flu remedy
Part of my natural lifestyle is trying to heal my body naturally when I’m sick. Let me go ahead and insert my disclaimer:
ALWAYS USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT! I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR MEDICAL PROFESSION OF ANY KIND. I AM ONLY SHARING MY EXPERIENCES WITH YOU. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. YOU MAY WANT TO CONTACT YOU HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANYTHING MENTIONED HERE. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING RESULTING IN FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF THIS POST!
Ok now that that’s taken care of I’ll share my go to cold and flu remedy as promised by the title.
You will need:
Powdered ginger (the dried spice)
Cream of Tarter
Epsom salt (optional)
Add a couple of tablespoons of the ginger to a hot bath. Caution the ginger makes the water get hotter.So don’t run a steaming hot bath. Aim for just hot enough to not be considered just warm. I recommend adding the ginger 1 tablespoon at a time and giving it a minute before adding another. Then dump in a tablespoon of cream of tarter.You can pour the epsom salt in whenever if you choose to use it. I also recommend bring a bottle of drinking water with you to sip on while you’re in the tub. The hot water causes you to sweat which can dehydrate you. The sweating is good though, it pulls the toxins out of you. I don’t know the science of it all, but it has worked for me every single time. I stay in for about an hour, but you should follow your bodies cues. If you start to feel light headed, if you think you might be sweating too much, or the ginger irritates your skin, get out. Regardless of how long you stay in take your time getting out, be sure to rehydrate, and rest afterwards. The detox can make you feel weak or light headed for a bit. The ginger will also make your nose run.
You’ve been warned! This is not a fun relaxing bath. My husband calls it being boiled in the tub. Remember try this at your own risk! One other thing, the powdered ginger leaves a nasty ring in the tub. It’s never stained my tub, but I hate cleaning it up.