Chicken soup for the cold

A new friend blogger asked recently what are some things you can do for a fever.

So I thought I would write about a more obvious remedy and then also share a less obvious remedy too.

Chicken soup is known for the classic go to if you’re sick. Chicken soup is great for your body but it’s not just meat and water.

Garlic which is generally added to chicken soup is a natural antibiotic, and the bones from the chicken actually give the chicken soup zinc. Both are very good at helping to fight a cold. I like to add a little bit of vinegar to my soup to help draw the zinc out of the bones. Chicken soup generally is slightly salty as well. The salt helps as an expectorant to loosen phlegm. So remeber when making a good chicken soup not to forget to add the bones, garlic, and salt.

The second not so obvious thing that I would recommend when you think you’re starting to get sick is the oil of oregano.

This is a natural antibiotic and will help your body to fight infection. This oil can sometimes be a little pricey but a little bit goes a long way. Just put about 3 drops under the tongue every 6 hours while sick. I have found this to be quite effective. I did not want to believe it nor did I want to pay the price for it but after a friend let me borrow theirs and let me try it, I was sold. The natural antibiotic has kept me from sickness many times and if it didn’t get rid of my cold, it certainly lessen the symptoms. If you just want to use it as a therapy to help you keep a more healthy immune system you would only need about two drops a day.

If you have any remedy that help you when your sick please share… just leave a comment below.

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