4 Favorite Spices to treat the Cold and Flu

4 Favorite Spices to treat the Cold and Flu

There are many spices which provide healing benefits as well as flavor. Here are my 4 favorite spices which I use to treat the cold and flu

When you have the cold or flu, it is important that you maintain a healthy diet without any preservatives or added ingredients that your body doesn’t need. However, there are some ingredients that are great to use, especially in soups and other soothing foods to eat when you are sick.


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Ginger

Among the different types of spices that can help with the cold and flu, ginger is probably at the top of the list.

This powerful spice is not only great with many types of cuisine, but also has a number of health benefits.

In particular, it contains a natural anti-inflammatory property that can help to clear your sinuses when you have the cold or flu, as well as ease your headaches and nausea that often come from these types of viruses.

There are many ways to use ginger when you are sick. You could add it to your chicken noodle soup or even make a hot tea with ginger and lemon.

Fresh Ginger 

 Simply Organic Ginger Root Ground Certified Organic  Organic Grated Ginger

Cinnamon

The great thing about using cinnamon is that it is delicious, easy to use daily and something most people love.

Cinnamon is a spice that can be used for both sweet and savory dishes, so no matter what your palate or preferences it shouldn’t be hard to increase its usage each day.

Cinnamon is a wonderful spice for your immune system and helps to treat side effects from having the cold or flu. It has natural antioxidant properties and can increase blood flow in your digestive system.

Try adding it to oatmeal, cereal, coffee or tea, or savory dishes.

Frontier Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon

Cinnamon Sticks

NutriFlair Ceylon Cinnamon (made with Organic Ceylon Cinnamon)

Cloves

Another spice that will help you if you get the common cold or come down with the flu is cloves.

This tastes great with cinnamon, especially included in your seasonal recipes.

Cloves work similar to other herbs in that they naturally have properties to help relieve your body of viruses and infections.

As an added bonus, clove is wonderful for any type of toothache you might have.

 Simply Organic Whole Cloves

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Cloves Organic

 Indus Organics Powder
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Turmeric

The last spice to add to your spice cabinet for healing powers is turmeric.

Turmeric, naturally has anti-inflammatory properties, along with being an antioxidant and antiviral spice.

Turmeric is bright orange in color and is great with savory dishes, along with tea and tonic.

If you are making a pot of coffee, you can even add some turmeric and cinnamon to your coffee for a little spice and to help treat the cold or flu at the same time.

Starwest Botanicals Organic Turmeric Root Powder

Bhanu Fresh Yellow Turmeric Roots

Pure Turmeric Curcumin

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