Even though pharmaceuticals seem to help and offer some relief, they cause even more problems and take a toll on the liver.
Therefore, instead of reaching for any prescribed or over-the-counter drug, turn to natural remedies instead. The recipe presented in this article is extremely effective at kicking a cold to the curb. Check it out!
Cold-Busting Apple Fire Cider
– 1/2 cup turmeric root
– 1 medium red onion
– 10 cloves of garlic
– 1/2 cup ginger root
– 1/2 cup horseradish root
– 1 jalapeno pepper
– 1 lemon
– 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
– A 32 oz bottle of raw organic apple cider vinegar
Put all the ingredients in a food processor, except for the vinegar. Then, transfer the chopped ingredients in a Mason jar or glass container with a lid and fill the rest of it with vinegar. Keep refrigerated for a month, shaking once daily. Strain the mixture and transfer into a clean jar after a month.
Take 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar three times daily until the symptoms go away. In case your body is sensitive to spicy food, take ½ -1 tablespoon two to three times daily.
What Each Ingredient Does?
Turmeric: It reduces inflammation of the lungs, throat and sinuses and Ayurvedic medicine uses it to ease digestion, expel phlegm and purify the blood.
Onion: It is effective at curing asthmatic patients of cold and flu, due to its antibiotic and antiasthmatic properties. Moreover, the bulb prevents and cures infection as a result of its polyphenols which feed good gut bacteria.
Garlic: Being rich in allicin, a potent compound with antiviral and antibacterial properties, garlic has the ability to decrease the length and severity of the common cold.
Ginger: It has been proven that ginger is as effective as antibiotics in treating common infections and it also allows you to heal faster and breathe easier, by working against 4 of the most common respiratory tract pathogens.
Horseradish: This plant also treats respiratory infections and shortens the length of your cold. When fermented in fire cider, it contains potent probiotics which boost the immune system.
Jalapeno and Cayenne: They are both rich in capsaicin, a compound which fights bacteria, reduces lung congestion, thins mucus, and detoxifies.
Lemon: This citrus fruit is abundant in vitamin C which boosts the immune system, reduces the quantity and of mucus and thus eases congestion.
Apple Cider Vinegar: It is a great source of potassium, a mineral which helps thin mucus and expels phlegm. When combined with the amino acids ACV contains, it boosts energy and helps overcome the fatigue typical for infection. Moreover, it eases congestion and sore throat and it works as a potent antihistamine and antiviral agent.