Colds are common, especially during the cold season. And to hurt, of course, is very unpleasant. How to speed recovery and improve well-being with healing drinks?
There are 6 main cold drinks. It is important that these drinks not only treat, but still have a pleasant taste, so you can just drink them whenever you want, to restore immunity and good mood!
Rosehip is an amazing plant! Its flowers smell deliciously, and you can pick berries from the branch and eat. This is just a storehouse of vitamin C. Rosehip tones, strengthens, has a choleretic and antiviral effect. To make tea, grind 3 tablespoons of dried fruit, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and leave overnight in a thermos. In the morning, get the infusion and drink half a glass 3-4 times a day 30 minutes before meals. If it is very sour, you can add honey - a bactericidal and fortifying agent. You can also prepare a decoction of the berries of wild rose. To do this, dry fruits in the same proportion with boiling water and keep on low heat for 10 minutes. Then cool, filter, drink and get well.
Dried fruits compote
This wonderful thing of dried fruit has not only a tonic, regenerating and softening effect for colds, but also a stunning taste. For making compote you can use any dried fruits: prunes, dried apricots, raisins, dried apples, dried apricots, etc. Take 100 g of dried fruits, sort them, carefully wash them, large ones - you can chop them. If you use apples and pears, then boil them until soft for 30 minutes, adding sugar (3 tablespoons to 1 liter of water) during the cooking process, and then pour prunes, raisins, dried apricots and boil for another 5-10 minutes, depending on the softness of the dried fruit. In the finished compote, add lemon juice or orange (1 tbsp. L). You can use honey instead of sugar - it is much more useful.
Tea with honey and lemon
For the preparation of this healing drink you need the least time. Brew black or green tea (preferably leafy - right in the cup), after 5 minutes, when it has cooled slightly, add 1-2 tsp to it. honey You can talk endlessly about the beneficial properties of honey. You yourself know that this is a unique product in its composition, which contains a huge amount of useful trace elements, minerals and vitamins. Put a couple of lemon slices in tea or add 1 tsp. lemon juice - bactericidal citrus, containing vitamin C. This drink can be quickly prepared at work, at a party, or even on the road.
Cranberry, currant or cranberry juice
Cranberries, currants (especially black) and lingonberries are berries that are indispensable for treating colds. They cleanse the body, have anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, tonic effect. To prepare vitamin juice you can use fresh or frozen berries (in this case they need to be thawed). Spread the berries with sugar (or sugar) in a 3: 1 ratio. 2 tbsp. l the resulting mixture pour 0.5 liters of warm water. The healing drink is ready. This juice can be prepared daily and drink it to improve the tone, giving strength and energy to the body, prevention of colds.
On cold days, hot milk soothes the throat well. If you pour mineral water (alkaline) into it, you get a good sputum separator. If you add 9-10 drops of garlic juice to hot milk and drink this drink at night, your sleep will be strong and your awakening will be pleasant. And, of course, do not forget about your favorite drug of all mothers - the warm milk with honey. This healing drink from childhood is tested and tested many times!
Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that, in combination with linden flowers and honey, cures any cold. To make tea, brew 1 cup boiling water 1 tsp. chamomile flowers and 1 tsp. lime blossom, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Ready tea and take 1/3 cup 3 times a day 15-20 minutes before meals. If you like sweet, you can add honey to taste.
Echinacea herbal tea has antiviral, immunostimulating and anti-inflammatory effects. Pour 2 tbsp. l herbs 0.5 liters of boiling water and leave overnight in a thermos. In the morning, strain and drink 1/3 cup 3 times a day half an hour before meals. Ginger tea also helps perfectly, which not only soothes, but also warms, increasing blood circulation. To prepare this healing drink, add in a glass of hot water 1 tbsp. l honey, 0.5 tsp. crushed (dry) ginger root, 1 tbsp. l lemon juice. For a more pleasant taste, you can put some dry mint leaves or a pinch of cinnamon in tea. Mix the ingredients and drink with pleasure.
These simple and affordable recipes will help strengthen the body, cope with a cold and keep warm in cold weather. Good health and bon appetit!