With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in a typical flu season, the number of people getting sick keeps on rising. And it doesn’t help that supplies of common over-the-counter medicines in drugstores are running out.
Luckily, nature has provided some remedies, with most of them proven by medical experts to be effective.
Here are some products that you may buy at Farmers Market, Farmers Garden, or groceries in Araneta City to beat COVID symptoms — the natural way:
Ginger has become famous lately as a key ingredient in COVID home remedies. It is said to have a pain-lowering effect due to its natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components.
Common recipes online include making ginger tea mixed with either honey or lemon. This concoction is said to relieve COVID symptoms like sore throat and cough.
Speaking of cough, one potent natural remedy for it is lagundi. It is found effective that it is even mixed in common medicines for cough, and is also approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Science and Technology.
Boil lagundi leaves and drink three times a day to help cure cough and restore your sense of smell (which could be affected for some COVID patients).
One option for your herbal tea are oregano leaves. Oregano is said to help boost the immune system, promote healing, and reduce inflammation. Plus, it gives a good aromatic smell that would also help lighten up your mood.
Boil oregano leaves and drink daily to soothe sore throat and calm your cough.
Another nature’s gift is honey, which could also help alleviate discomfort brought by coughing. A study in the US found that a single dose of honey may reduce mucus secretion and reduce cough in children.
Honey also serves as a non-sugar sweetener, so this is perfect for reducing the bitterness of your herbal drinks.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
The best defense against flu and COVID is having a strong immune system. And this is possible by having a boost of Vitamin C in our body.
Go for citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables to strengthen the body’s defenses.
It is important to note that these are NOT cures for the COVID virus itself. Apart from these home remedies, continue to practice health protocols like maintaining social distancing and observing proper hygiene.
Stay safe, Araneta City-zens!