Common Cold

February 14, 2017

Fight Mucus with Mucus?

Mucus in, Mucus Out By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT 2/14/17 Everyone loves a sunny Sunday.  It was unusually warm and windy on this winter day in Texas, and people were outside playing in droves, celebrating sunshine and 75 degrees, especially since the next week’s forecast called […]
March 29, 2018

Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe

Peppermint – Mentha piperita – Tastes minty, cooling, refreshing.  Drink this Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe to help with congestion, indigestion, and to improve cognition.  Avoid in excess, during pregnancy, and with young children. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe Ingredients 2 Tbsp of […]
April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 5, 2018

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Research

Latin Name: Verbascum thapsus Family: Scrophulariaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 6, 2018

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 9, 2018

10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Recipe

10 Herbs to Good Health is a great soup to eat when you are not feeling well.  It is highly nourishing, light, and has a flavorful broth. 10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 Tbsp of grated […]
April 10, 2018

Boneset & Rosemary Immunity Syrup Recipe

This boneset & rosemary immunity syrup recipe is quick to make and may help reduce the common cold.  Research on the immunity boosting potential of boneset and rosemary are listed below. ​Boneset & Rosemary Immunity Syrup Recipe Ingredients 1 ounce of fresh boneset (1/2 ounce dried) 1 ounce of fresh […]
April 10, 2018

Camphor Chest Rub Recipe

This Camphor Chest Rub Recipe is like a homemade version of the vick’s brand rub.  Adults, apply around neck and chest or on feet to help with congestion. Camphor Chest Rub Recipe Ingredients 2 ounces of coconut oil 1 ounce of bee’s wax 10 drops of eucalyptus or niaouli EO […]
April 11, 2018

Easy Thyme Tea Recipe

Thyme – Thymus vulgaris – tastes strongly herbaceous, and is especially good when sweetened with honey.  Drink this Easy Thyme Tea Recipe to help reduce congestion, cough, and cold. Avoid during pregnancy and with small children; do not drink in excess. Easy Thyme Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 tsp of fresh […]
April 11, 2018

Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup Recipe

Try this Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup Recipe when you feel a sickness coming on.  Elderberries have been used as a folkloric remedy to help reduce cold and the flu.  Some modern scientific research (listed below) has backed up this traditional use. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, […]
April 12, 2018

Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup Recipe

Try this Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup recipe when you are feeling a cold coming on. Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup Ingredients ​2 ounces of freshly minced garlic ​1/8 cup of water ​1/8 cup of apple cider vinegar ​1/2 cup of honey Garlic Cough & Cold Syrup ​Instructions Mince the […]
April 12, 2018

Ginger Garlic Cold Busting Syrup

This ginger garlic cold busting syrup recipe may help fight off the bacteria and viruses during cold and flu season.  It also helps with a sore throat or cough. Ginger Garlic Cold Busting Syrup Ingredients 1/2 cup of fresh ginger, grated 1/2 cup of fresh peeled garlic cloves, minced 2 […]