My little brother got the flu and gave it to his whole family. Now my husband is walking around with watery eyes, congestion, and a low grade fever. UG! I hope you're not sick, but if you are, there is some help right in your kitchen!
Honey: coats the throat and relieves irritation.
Ginger tea: a potent natural anti-inflammatory herbal agent.
Raw or lightly cooked garlic: rich in chemical compounds that help inhibit cough-causing viruses in the respiratory tract, and is a wonderful natural antibiotic that can assist in fighting off colds and common upper respiratory infections.
Horseradish: will liquefy phlegm and help to relieve a cough.
Chicken soup: helps you stay hydrated, improves your immunity, provides antioxidants that your body needs to help fight the virus, helps clear mucus from your system, and reduces inflammation.
And there are so many more! Learn about them here!
I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews. 11 great-nieces and great-nephews (and if you follow this bio at all, it won't surprise you that, yes. Another one is on the way!). No, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 2 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.