Natural Home Remedies for the Holiday and Winter Season

| 12/22/2008 3:32:36 PM


The holidays bring many things—joy and celebration to name a couple. Unfortunately the season can also trigger stress and lower your immune system. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety. 

Although headaches have a wide range of origins, a few are inflamed blood vessels in the head region and inflamed sinuses. The beta-carotene that is found in carrots and other fresh produce reduces inflammation. 

Whenever I think of a winter cold, the first thing that comes to mind is a painful sore throat. The dry, scratchy traits of a sore throat are usually the first sign of the cold or the flu. To alleviate any pain in your throat, mix hot green tea with a squeeze of honey. 

Between the pressures of finding the “right” gift and finding enough time to squeeze in holiday get togethers, it’s no wonder people lose sleep and gain additional anxieties during the holidays. A simple satchet of dried lavender or hops placed under your pillow can calm and soothe you.   

Sometimes the holiday season can take a toll on our stomachs (for me it’s the sweets). To cure any indigestion problems, simply sip some chamomile tea.