The arrival of the cold and flu season brings with it the inevitable sniffles, sneezes, and sore throats. While conventional medicine has its place in treating these common ailments, there’s a treasure trove of natural remedies that can help alleviate symptoms and support the body’s immune system. In this blog post, we’ll explore some natural remedies for these ailments using Created in Cavan products.

 

Hydration and Warm Beverages

One of the simplest yet most effective natural remedies for colds and flu is staying well-hydrated. Water being the obvious one but warm liquids, such as herbal teas or lemon and honey-infused hot water, can soothe a sore throat, ease congestion, and keep you hydrated. Use top-quality honey Created in Cavan, Carrickfern Pure Irish Honey and Muff Honey are 2 great options. If you have a sore throat taking the honey by itself can also reduce inflammation.

Additionally, herbal teas like chamomile, peppermint, and ginger have immune-boosting properties. Health Tea has a fantastic range of immune-boosting teas, we recommend ImmuniTea. This contains Pine Needles, Linden Flowers, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, and Nettle leaf.

 

Healthy Diet

Fruits and vegetables are one of the best ways to help your body recover. Stop over at SeanNua Farm in Bailieborough and pick up some leafy greens, root veggies, onions, and garlic. With their chemical-free no-dig market garden vegetables you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

Forest Hill Farm, also based in Bailieborough produces fantastic chemical-free produce.

 

Probiotics for Gut Health

A healthy gut is essential for a robust immune system. Probiotics, found in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, and kombucha, promote a balanced gut microbiome.

BogBoy Booch is beneficial for the immune system. With its probiotic and antioxidant qualities, it can support your body’s defenses against seasonal illnesses.

 

While conventional medicine offers valuable solutions for treating colds and flus, exploring natural remedies can provide additional support on the road to recovery. And how lucky are we that there are so many fantastic local businesses providing us with those natural products? Remember, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your health regimen, especially if you have pre-existing conditions or are taking medications.

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