Want to learn about the other 2 things I did to stop a cold in 1 day?
In my last blog post, I wrote about how to stop a cold in 1 day using bone broth.
You can find it here how I stopped a cold in 1 day
Today’s blog post is part 2 where I list the other two things I did to stop a cold.
But before I list them, I really want to draw attention to a few facts about bone broth that’s VERY IMPORTANT.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BONE BROTH EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
#1. Don’t forget a very important ingredient.
When you make it yourself, there is a very important ingredient that must be added to draw the minerals from the bones into your broth.
Without this ingredient, you aren’t getting the glucosaminoglycans, those special molecules that keep your joints humming and bones strong.
You can find it in my bone broth recipe. Just click on the link below for your free copy.
#2. Use cartilage rich joint material when choosing your bones.
While my bone broth recipe uses Chicken bones, the kind of animal doesn’t matter. Get organic when you can. Free range and grass fed are the best. The stuff that helps your joints the most comes from the cartilage rich joint material.
#3. You can just drink it!
No need to only use bone broth in soups. Just drink it! In fact, this is common practice around the world. Since the time of writing, I’ve been so impressed with ‘real life’ health benefits to bone broth that I’ve still kept to my ‘1 to 2 cups of bone broth’ as a daily habit.
Personally, I’ve found such great benefit to sipping this mineral-rich, immune supporting beverage, that I’ve purchased 6 containers, as back up, while I make my own. I found a great source at our local Farmers Market.
I frankly don’t want to run out! What I’ve particularly noticed is how much better my joints feel.
Change up the flavor and add ginger and ginseng. Heat it up and enjoy it like tea.
Which brings me to the 2nd thing I did to stop a cold in 1 day…..
Ginger can take away the aches and pains of colds and flu. The major active ingredients in Ginger are the turpines and oleo-resin compounds called Gingerois. These are the two primary ingredients that have been identified to provide antiseptic, lymph-cleansing, along with a perspiration induced action that all works to clear the toxins OUT of the body. Ginger is also a classic herb used when inflammation needs to be quelled and healing to reinstate. This is also why ginger is so effective in arthritic conditions as well.
HOW TO USE GINGER TO STOP A COLD
Ginger is considered the ‘Winter Herb’ for many people living in cold climates. For that reason, I always have a fresh root on hand when I need it.
Use as a tea (fresh root or dried), or in capsule, or as a powder directly in the mouth.
GENERAL DOSAGE TO STOP A COLD 1.:
Infants to 3 years: Use Ginger tea in a bottle or cup, or given by dropper or teaspoon – 1 to 4 oz. up to four times a day. If any signs of diarrhea occur, then simply reduce amounts and frequency (from 4 times a day to 2 or 3 times a day). This happens because it is too stimulating to the intestines. No harm done:)
Children 4 years to 10 years. Ginger tea, 1 to 4 cups a day as desired. Or 1/2 to 1 tsp Ginger powder added to some hot water, honey and lemon. Children ages 6+ can take Ginger tincture, 10 drops, up to 4 times a day.
Children 11 years to Adults. No limits here. Ginger can be taken as often and as strong as preferred. If diarrhea occurs, simply reduce amounts and frequency. Again, no harm done (only likely a good ‘clean out’).
Adolescence can take Ginger tincture, 15 drops 4 times a day and Adults 30 drops, 4 times a day.
You can shop for Ginger tincture here
Ginger tincture is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive upset, including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia and flatulent colic (carminative).
I personally pinched off a nail size piece of whole fresh ginger and chewed it. I did this 4 times that day when I stopped my cold in 1 day. Strong but obviously very effective.
However, it is always a good health strategy to keep Ginger tincture on hand when you need it fast.
The last thing I did to stop a cold in 1 day was take Yarrow Tincture.
If you are struggling with a cold or flu, and you’re looking for a natural remedy – Yarrow is probably on of the best herbs for the job.
I’ve written about Yarrow and how it’s one of the best cold and flu remedies out there.
Find my article here Natural Remedy for Cold and Flu. There’s additional info about other health applications if you want to dive in deeper.
Some interesting facts about Yarrow:
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), is one of the most common wayside herbs, grown in many places throughout North America.
Properties of Yarrow: Bitter, Stimulant, Anti inflammatory, Astringent, Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Tonic, Emmenagogue, and Alternative
Yarrow is often put in the ‘bitter’ category of herbs. Due to the extremely powerful volatile oil (Achillein). This oil, together with it’s tannic acid, gives it a stimulating, anti inflammatory, astringent effect.
Yarrow is also a natural diuretic, so when consuming yarrow tea, be prepared to hit the washroom several times a day. In fact, this is exactly what happened to me. But hey, I kicked my cold in 1 day!
Yarrow also helps bring on a sweat (diaphoretic). In fact, you could support a fever with it and assist the body’s natural healing response to infection this way.
GENERAL DOSAGE TO STOP A COLD 2.
Infants to 3 years: Yarrow tea or infusion offered in a bottle or cup, by dropper, or by teaspoon, usually 4 oz for the tea or 2 oz for the infusion, two to four times a day. Use Yarrow tincture according to formulators instructions.
Children 4 years to 10 years: Yarrow tea, 1 to 4 cups daily. Yarrow infusion, 2 to 4 oz, one to four times a day. Use Yarrow tincture according to formulators instructions.
Children 11 years to Adults: Yarrow tea as needed, usually not more than 8 cups per day (largest dose would be for fasting or extreme illness in adult). Yarrow infusion, 4 oz. as needed, usually not more than eight times a day.
I personally took my Yarrow tincture, 30 drops, 3 times a day. Trae, my 12 year old son takes 30 drops 1 time a day as a cold and flu preventative. This is how it can be applied as well. It tastes great (even Trae he likes it)
Why do we get a cold, flu, or any illness?
All of us are exposed to ‘bugs’ that cause these common ailments. The KEY is to keep the immune system working well to overcome them.
One of the best ways to keep your immune system working well is to keep your ‘filtering’ organs clean. These are your liver, kidneys, gut and lungs. Congestion of these organs of elimination results in an overly toxic body. Which then lowers immune system leaving you more susceptible to disease or illness.
Toxicity→Congested liver, kidneys, gut, lungs→lowered immune system→colds/flu
One of the ways in which the bone broth, ginger, and yarrow worked to stop my cold in 1 day was that it flushed out the ‘acid’ toxins, contributing to my cold.
When thinking back, one of the main sources of my toxicity was lack of down time which resulted in sleepless nights (due to mind chatter). Sleeping is one of the primary ways in which we detoxify.
Anyways my point is that an over toxic body is why we get sick. Which is exactly why I went back to a better work/life balance. My sleep returned, I started my UNDA detox drops (for liver, kidney, and gut), kept up with my 1 to 2 cups of bone broth plus 30 drops of yarrow tincture 1 time per day (for preventative).
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SHOP AND STOP A COLD
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10 Essential Herbs by Lalitha Thomas
Deep Nutrition: Why your genes need traditional food by Dr Catherine Shanahan, MD
- 10 Essential Herbs. Lalitha Thomas, One World Press. Second Edition 1995; pg 206.
- 10 Essential Herbs. Lalitha Thomas, One World Press. Second Edition 1995; pg 302.