Sandy J Duncan is a Neurofeedback Specialist and completing her Doctorate in Natural Medicine. She empowers readers with natural solutions!
Natural Remedies Really Do Work!
We were loving all the quality family time we had while the oldest two were home from college. When my husband came down with a terrible cold I decided I wasn't going down. I scan the internet for the perfect remedy and in desperation decide to try them all! Who has time to be sick during the holidays. So I take all the remedies and put them into one tea and it actually worked. I hadn't been able to stop the faucet that was my nose for 3 days straight and within 20 minutes of drinking this tea, it just stopped. It was like a miracle.
What came as an even bigger surprise was after I realized it worked for me, I made another cup and gave it to my son who was coughing and had a low-grade fever. He's like Mikey from the old commercials, "Mikey won't eat it, he hates everything." He drank it all and said, "It doesn't even taste terrible, it's nice and sweet". He slept through the night and I didn't hear any coughing.
Stops Runny Nose Fast
Recipe for Mom's Miracle Tea
1 cup of water
1/4 - 1/2 tsp ginger (jar or fresh but not powdered)
1/4 tsp garlic (crushed works best)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 - 2 tsp honey (to taste)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tea bag for flavoring (I used Caffeine Free Orange spice)
Put all the ingredients into a small pan and boil for 2 minutes. Set the pan off the burner and let it steep for another 5 minutes. Then add the tea bag and let it steep for a couple of minutes. The garlic and ginger settle to the bottom but you can strain it out before drinking it. You will be forever grateful to me for this. My previous go to for colds was to make a Hotty Toddy. This recipe called for lemon, honey, water and a shot of whiskey for sore throats or colds. Please don't judge me, after all they are smoking marijuana now in Colorado. So it seems okay if I add a little moonshine to my cold remedies.
Herbalist Expert Shows Us How
Prescription vs. Herbal Remedies
Herbs vs. Prescriptions
The prescription drug industry is big time business to the tune of $200 billion per year being spent annually in the United States alone. For example, the difference in cost using the popular drug Celebrex, used to treat arthritis, costs over $4 per day, while ginger supplements, an herbal remedy for inflammation, cost just $0.38 per day.
- Safer and better for you
- Way Cheaper
- No side effects (or very limited)
- Readily Available
- Doesn’t require a prescription (Doctors Visit more $$)
Career as Herbalists Need is Growing
Have you ever thought you’d love to have the wisdom of the sages of old that knew what plants were good for what ailments? I’ve been searching for a way to take an in depth course in Herbs. There is a shift in medicine today and more people are realizing the benefits of natural alternative treatments. Have you ever considered a career in this field?
Herbal Therapy as a profession includes: Growing herbs, "Wildcrafting" or picking herbs, Cultivating and manufacturing herbal products, teaching or counseling people about the use of herbs as medicine, supplementing other careers, such as naturopathic medicine, nutrition or other healthcare careers.
The outlook for a career in Herbal Medicine is blooming and ripe for the harvest. Experts with herbal medicine training will be in ever increasing demand. Scientific research is finally backing up the benefits of herbal remedies. The World Health Organization has disclosed that herbal medicines generate billions of dollars in revenue. Certainly this is nothing compared to the money being spent on pharmaceuticals, but if we can have more professionals available in this field to educate the general public, we can begin to make a difference.
Where Can You Study Natural Medicine
So how does one become an expert in this growing field? It depends on whether you would like to gain the knowledge for your own benefit or will need the actual degree to become a professional. Here’s a list to point you towards some course offerings:
Integrative Nutrition Online Courses
Everglades University offers online and on campus courses
NaturalHealers.com is a site that explores all kinds of options for degrees in this specialty
© 2014 Sandy J Duncan
Layla on March 05, 2016:
No judgement here.. But you can't compare alcohol to marijuana.. People have died by of over doses of alcohol.. No body has or will die of smoking too much marijuana..
Sandy J Duncan (author) from Kansas City, Kansas on February 25, 2016:
I'm a big fan of Vodka but doesn't work in tea! Thanks for sharing.
Dottie on February 22, 2016:
How DARE you use moonshine??? I use bourbon and it does the trick
Theresa on January 30, 2016:
No judgement here, alcohol in your drink when fighting a cold hlpes you sleep. ;) thanks for the tea.
lexi p. on October 28, 2015:
Thank you soooo much for posting this tea. My husband and 3 year old daughter had terrible colds and my poor babies were miserable. I came across your tea after 2 sleepless nights with my toddler and boy am I glad I did. I made the tea about 30 minutes before bed and she drank it without a problem. I noticed immediately that her coughing improved (instead of long painful hacking she would just cough once) and for the first time in 2 nights she was able to sleep all night!!