Uplift your health with these natural remedies

Publish DateJul 24, 2021

A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well.

—Hungry Youngman


How do you interpret this quote? Interpretation is subjective, but the crux here is the health benefits of chicken soup.


Quotes have existed for centuries depicting truths and vital lessons of life, evoking various human emotions. Often, the profundity of the information results in greater receptivity – that can vary among cultures.


For instance, Chinese culture is reflective of the integration of popular sayings and famous quotes. Studies highlight that these quotes fundamentally represent the mind and spirit of Chinese people, hence leading to more extensive incorporation in their everyday lived experiences.


Natural home remedies have long been practiced. Traditional branches of alternative medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda have long depended on home remedies for prevention and cure. Despite the popularity of western medicines, home remedies take precedence in treating certain illnesses such as the common cold.


In contemporary society, the boom in the natural and organic industry is partially due to the greater awareness of the long-term impact of pharmaceutical drugs on our bodies. People are turning more towards natural remedies. Many a time, such ingredients exist in your kitchens, making them much more accessible to many.


Let's look at three home remedies that can provide relief from the annoying flu.


1.  Chicken soup 

Pipping hot chicken soup in a bowl emitting fragrances of herbs and chicken is a recipe for instant respite. This hot, delicious food dish is devoured by many due to its exquisite flavor.


But, the quality of chicken soup goes beyond its taste. It is medicinal too. And, no wonder, many prefer this for relief.


Research suggests this soup can reduce the movement of neutrophils – a common type of white blood cell essential for protecting the body from infections. Eating chicken soup concentrates these blood cells in specific areas of the body that requires healing.


A high level of tryptophan in chicken produces serotonin – responsible for mood enhancement and creating a feeling of comfort.


These qualities of chicken soup help in recovery from the common cold.


2.  Ginger 

A teaspoonful of powdered ginger in warm milk goes a long way!


Ginger, lauded as the healthiest and the most delicious spices on Earth secures a vital position on the list of magical ingredients for effective home remedies.


Available in multiple forms — fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice — a little quantity of it mixed in warm water can give instant relief to a sore throat. You can mix it in milk and tea too, as you prefer.


3.  Honey 

Honey, famous for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, eases sore throat pain and suppresses cough.


You can mix it in warm water, tea, or milk for a soothing hot cup.


Try these home remedies in times of common cold or flu.


Tip: Consume organic products for better health and safety.

Author: Somrita Ganchoudhuri


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