There’s nothing worse than feeling ill, especially if you’re anything like me and hate sitting around in bed doing nothing. When I have a stinking cold, I turn to liquid chlorophyll diluted in a glass of water, however, I was sure there must be more tried-and-tested solutions out there, so I turned to my Instagram followers who came back with an abundance of ideas that I wanted to share with you.
- @hungerhathaandheels: Vitamin C, chicken soup with ginger root, tea and lots of water.
- @prettyathletic: A vaporiser and tea tree/eucalyptus oil.
- @vasiliki1977:Vitamin C three times a day.
- @tracyfribbins: Vitamin C, ginger and lemons, all organic and fresh.
- @emmalcannon: Acupuncture and cupping normally hastens recovery. This could result in 5–10 hours of worsening symptoms but then it clears quicker without lingering. I have always treated my children using a combination of early intervention with acupuncture, cupping and dietary changes, rest and a quiet day at home.
- @lilymcchodges: Best advice? Enjoy it! It’s your body getting rid of stuff and saying to take it easy. Zinc is awesome, and soup. And a steam room to sweat it out.
- @veganbabayaga: A ginger bath: 1kg chopped fresh ginger, simmered in boiling water for 20 minutes, then added to a bath. After 20 minutes you will be red as a lobster and will sweat all the cold out.
- @heatherrajar: Vitamin C – fresh grapefruit/lime/orange juice and Echinacea.
- @jandboo: Frankincense for smelling and putting on pressure points will help massively.
- @arielleoffduty: Crushed garlic, raw honey and home-made chicken soup.
- @aimeesapothecary: Colloidal silver drops straight into your nostrils
- @alibalibee79: I swear by echinacea; I take the Boots tablet version.
- @sorujewellery: Pure wild oil of oregano. It’s the BEST – a couple of drops under the tongue (it’s strong but really, really works) and a few drops in some warm water to sip.
- @hqh991: Bromelain – or pineapple stalk – dries everything up quickly.
- @barbaramedic: Manuka honey UMF 15+ and oregano oil in capsules.
What are your homemade health hacks? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always keen to find out what you use or do to keep you feeling well.