Some things to make you feel better — We’ve had the flu hanging around our house for a couple weeks. Yucky stuff.
Looking for Home Remedies for Sore Throat the cold/flu? Here’s one (in the video) you can try today.
Cinnamon Sore Throat Tea to help soothe and comfort when you’re sick.Then grab the recipe here.
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I like to use natural remedies to make people feel better whenever I can.
I know there’s no substitute for real medicines when those are needed, but natural remedies are great ways to feel better and know that they’re healthy and that they aren’t going to put more drugs in your body.
These remedies are particularly great for people with sore throats. Heck, even healthy people might enjoy these.
So, these are my four favorite ways to feel a bit better when the flu might have a hold of you or someone you love.
Three of these remedies start with a good mug. Mine holds about 10-12 ounces of liquid.
My favorite mug. Great for drinking natural cures as well as that morning cup of coffee (or two).
Miso Soup to make you feel better
Miso soup is like chicken soup for the soul.
Be sure to scroll down for an easy to make miso soup recipe.
Or, if you want a little bit fancier, but still super easy to make Miso Ramen Soup, take a look at that recipe as well.
I like white miso for its sweet flavor, but any miso will work.
Also, if you don’t have green onions, tofu, or seaweed (nori), you can still make the miso soup, it just won’t have the same flavor.
But, it will still make your throat feel much better.
White miso paste is sweet and mellow – just the thing when you’re feeling under-the-weather.
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Gargle with warm salt water
How to make salt water gargle.
It’s true what mom always told you! A salt water gargle will help you feel better. And, it’s easy to do.
Fill a mug with water and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat in the microwave about 50 seconds.
Or, you can heat it on the stove in a small pan.
Personally, I like to do this in a hot shower to get both the benefits of the gargling and the hot shower.
And, I find gargling to be intrinsically messy, so gargling in the shower means I don’t have to clean up.
Gargle with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in a mug-full of hot water to make the throat feel better.
And the other thing I’d like to remind you of: ice cream heals all kinds of ailments and just makes you feel tons better!
Well, ice cream really does feel good on a sore throat.
Cold & Flu remedies
The finished Hot Honeyed Lemon: The honey coats your throat, while the cayenne pepper warms everything up and opens the sinuses. The lemon adds vitamin C while contracting inflamed tissues.
Stay healthy and if you do get the flu, I hope you feel better soon!
Check out my vegan miso ramen recipe for a great meal!
Miso Soup Recipe
- chopped green onion
- wakame or seaweed
- several small pieces of tofu
- 1 cup water or vegetable broth
- 2 teaspoons white miso paste
- Simmer 1/2 teaspoon chopped green onion, 1/2 teaspoon wakame or seaweed, and several small pieces of tofu in 1 cup of water or vegetable broth. Dissolve 2 teaspoons miso in a small amount of water in a separate dish. Remove the broth from the heat, and add the miso to the broth. Do not boil miso. Sip the miso soup from a mug or a cup.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.