Winter is the season of colds. Cold and wet weather brings out large amounts of bacteria and virus infections of respiratory organs. Winter time is when our immune system is lower because we eat less fresh food; we lack the sun and also physical activity.
When the immune system does not function properly the body is at constant risk of bacteria and viruses that can cause various infections of the respiratory organs. Some of the usual complications that you can deal with are stuffed nose, sore throat, cough, and infections.
Seasonal cold, flu and infection of respiratory organs can be treated by various remedies of traditional medicine. Having in mind that these kinds of health conditions usually can be solved with boosting up the immune system and that is the right way to treat them.
Right kind of tea can be the right choice for treating colds and sore throat. Here is one tea recipe that can help you treat these conditions very fast and effective.
To prepare this tea you need following ingredients:
300 ml of water
3 garlic cloves
Few fresh mint leaves
How to prepare the tea
Crush the garlic cloves and put it in a cup for 10 minutes. During this time the active ingredients in garlic will activate and it healing power will increase. Bring the water to boil. Add mint leaves in the cup with the garlic and pour in 300 ml of boiling water. Let it aside for 5 minutes. Strain and add homey and lemon to taste. Drink the tea while it is still warm.
Extra tip: you can improve the healing power of the ingredients and chew the garlic cloves and mint leaves for 2 minutes and then swallow them. They will also disinfect the sore throat and soothe it fast.
How it works
Garlic has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains active ingredient called alicin that has power of real natural antibiotic. Crashing the cloves you are activation the healing properties of alicin and other beneficial antioxidants in garlic.
Mint is rich in essential oil that can open the airways and soothe sore throat and cough.
The combination of these ingredients can do wonders for bacterial and virus infections of respiratory tract.