When you start to feel that tickle appearing in your throat and your head is getting heavy, this old wives tale sounds revolting, but give it a go next time you feel a cold coming on before you go to bed, and you might be surprised by the results. Mix a glass of milk with honey and a clove of chopped garlic, warm and drink. The taste isn’t as bad as it seems… although you might not want to organise a date any time immediately after taking it!
There can be no doubt about how relaxing a few essential oils are – why else would they be the domain of our much beloved spas? That said, the next time you have a splitting headache, instead of reaching for the Paracetamol, have a glass of water and rhythmically rub a couple of drops of frankincense oil into your temples with your fingertips. Breathe deeply and see how you feel!
It’s like Calpol for adults – comforting, sweet and a winter warmer that has been tried and tested for years. Goodness knows if it does anything at all, but it makes us feel loved and looked after, and that’s important.
A natural antiseptic that works a treat on sore gums, infected teeth, sore throats and cuts and grazes. It’s one of those things that your nan used to tell you to do when you had a sore throat and the threat alone was enough to make you wrap up warm and not risk a cold – next time you’re throat’s hurting? Gargle with salt water friends!
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