Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kitchen Herbs Cure Holiday Season Ailments

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you want to avoid getting sick this holiday season, raid your kitchen for soothing herbal remedies.

Letha Hadady specializes in Chinese herbal culture and says everyday kitchen herbs like oregano, clove, and cinnamon can cure pesky holiday maladies like the flu, hypothermia, and digestive issues.

Oregano is an antibacterial herb, so putting it in your tea after going to a crowded holiday party or mall can kill germs on the spot.

She also suggests splashing oregano tea on your face and hands for an even more effective antibacterial treatment.

Clove is good for asthma or flu-related wheezing, and a pinch in hot water “boosts breathing power.”

If you’re suffering from hypothermia during the cold winter months, Hadady recommends drinking a dab of cinnamon in hot water because the spice makes you sweat out the cold.

As for Christmasy herbs, Hadady says peppermint works wonders on the digestive system and an evergreen herb called Schizandra helps correct vision problems.

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