Winter! Favorite, snowy and frosty, with blizzards and cold. It not only brings us fun holidays, snow fun, but also often the cause of many diseases associated with a decrease in the protective forces of our body, and simply put immunity.
It is possible to support immunity in very simple ways, for this purpose many usual and available products, such as honey, dried fruits, lemons, herbs prepared since summer or tinctures of medicinal plants which can be bought in a drugstore are suitable. Here is about these recipes we now and talk.
The very first remedy that comes to mind is honey. He is the most valuable drug in itself, and the usual tea with him will already benefit. But on the condition that the tea is warm, not hot. Its combination with some other bee products is even more beneficial. Usually, honey is added to the bee-bread or Royal jelly, but other delicious and extremely useful combinations are possible.
Simple recipes with honey
- 1-2 lemons wash well, remove the bones and grind together with the peel. Add 1 Cup of honey to the mixture and mix well. Such a tool should be stored in the refrigerator, and it is useful to take 1 teaspoon up to 5 times a day.
- Take 1 Apple, 1 tablespoon of soaked prunes and dried apricots, 1 tablespoon of washed and dried walnuts — all ingredients need to be crushed. 3 tablespoons of oat flakes pour boiling water and let them swell. Half the lemon and chop, removing seeds. Mix flakes, fruits, add a little honey (1 tsp), lemon mass and mix everything. The resulting product is consumed for Breakfast or eaten in 3 doses during the day.
- Take a glass of dried fruit-raisins, dried apricots, prunes, figs – all together or whatever you like. Still need 1 Cup of nuts – walnuts better, but can be any other, 2-3 lemons and 1 Cup of good honey. Dried fruits, nuts and lemons chop (can be minced) and mix with honey. The resulting tasty vitamin mass can be folded into a clean dry jar and kept in the refrigerator. It is necessary to eat it for 1-2 h. spoons a day, although it will be difficult to stay in such a framework-so it’s delicious. Another option is to roll in the form of balls, roll in sesame, coconut chips and get real “right” candy.
Make your own honey remedy to strengthen the immune system, as you can see, is not difficult. However, an invaluable benefit to your health will be even a very simple drink — half a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of honey, drunk on an empty stomach.
This is another megaparty product that should take the winter-spring arms. It will strengthen your shattered health and help to cope with the disease faster. Its importance is difficult to overestimate. For example, in the season of colds it is recommended to cut a small piece of ginger and keep it in your mouth when you go to places of mass congestion of people, the infection will not come to you. Not inferior in nutritional value, and drinks from ginger. Cooking them is very simple and fast. And they are very tasty-tested on yourself!
- To support immunity prepare the classic drink from ginger root. Cut 1-1. 5 cm from the ginger root, remove the skin, chop and pour boiling water (0.5 l). Well, if you have a thermos — then you can brew ginger right in it. When the drink is infused and acquires a beautiful Golden color and spicy aroma, add honey and a couple of slices of lemon — so it will be tastier and undoubtedly healthier. And there is a little secret in cooking: if you want to get a more intense spicy drink, cut the ginger into pieces, and then crush them with the flat side of the knife. So the spine will give more useful juice.
- The second recipe will appeal to summer residents who managed to freeze berries for the future. Let’s start with ginger root (200 g) — peel and chop it, add half of finely chopped lemon and 1 Cup of thawed and mashed berries, which are. Insist this mixture in a cool place for two days, then press and strain (it is convenient to use gauze). The resulting juice can be stored only 2-3 days and only in the refrigerator. But, as a rule, this immune bomb disperses much faster. Take a miracle drink 1 tablespoon with sweet tea several times a day.
As you can see, these recipes are very simple and easy to prepare, and all the necessary ingredients are available.
Herbal infusions and teas
The following recipes are tested by popular experience. Herbal infusions and teas are not only useful, but also have a pleasant taste and aroma. There is nothing complicated in their preparation, and the herbs you can grow in your garden, collect during summer walks in nature or buy at the pharmacy.
- For this recipe you will need on 2 parts of roots Oplopanax, Rhodiola rosea, grass Hypericum, on 3 parts of fruits Crataegus and rose hips. Mix all the blanks well. 1 tablespoon of the mixture pour 200 ml of hot water and heat. After about an hour, the ready infusion should be filtered. It is better to drink warm 3 times a day before meals for 1/3 Cup. Fresh infusion should be prepared daily.
- Young raspberry branches cut and chop (if you have not prepared twigs in summer, you can do it in winter). 2 tablespoons of raw materials pour 1 Cup of water, boil and hold over low heat for 10 minutes. Then remove from heat, wrap with a thick towel or blanket and infuse for another 2 hours. The infusion can be drunk throughout the day instead of tea.
- If you want to get a double charge of vivacity, you need to take care of it in the summer. Make a mixture of dried chestnut flowers, Filipendula, mint, Chamaenerion and Melissa (all take 1 part). Blank for the time being, store in a jar or cloth bag. As soon as you feel the disease approaches, prepare a decoction: 5 tablespoons of the mixture, pour 500 ml of hot water and insist 2 hours in a warm place. At this time, any frozen or dried berries need to cook compote without sugar (1 l of water 100-150 g of berries). The secret lies in the fact that the juice and broth mix. For sweets add honey. Drink a drink charged with summer vitamins and aromas, before eating half a liter a day.
- Mix 3 parts of crushed nettle and lemongrass leaves, add 1 part of Salvia to them. In a thermos pour 1 Cup of boiling water and add 1 teaspoon of leaf mixture. To insist you need at least 2 hours, and the infusion is ready to drain. Sweet tooth can add 1 teaspoon of honey. Get a drink of vivacity and good mood for the whole day. Drink vitamin drug is better in the morning after Breakfast.
- To strengthen the immune system is well proven suitable for such plants as Echinacea, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Rhodiola rosea, Panax, Schisandra chinensis, Eleutherococcus. Their tinctures can be purchased at the pharmacy and consumed according to the instructions. Usually they take 1 tsp in the morning and in the afternoon before meals. In the evening, these drugs should not be taken, as it may be difficult to sleep.