Mom Moments: How Do You Maintain a "Healthy" Lifestyle? Day 52:15 PM
Still battling the flu, I've upped my involvement in "natural" remedies. My mother had actually begun dabbling in herbal concoctions a few weeks back, using the elderberries that grow wild in the area as a base for tinctures, jams, and syrups. When my first symptoms of the flu started yesterday, I called her up for advice:
"Take one teaspoon of the elderberry syrup every few hours when the flu begins, and you may see the symptoms not last very long," she said. I did a little research, and I found study after study claiming that elderberry cut the suffering time from 6 days to about 2-3. I was game.
Last night, I put some in my green tea before bed, and again in this morning's cup. I can't say that it's the elderberry specifically, but I am feeling quite a bit better. I'm recovering faster than in the past. Could be a milder flu.. but could be the remedy. I'll be making my own potions next year, I think!
Do you use any herbal supplements or remedies for daily health? I have been taking some products for women's health and for joint problems (E, fish oil, glucosamine-chondritin) but I don't know how well they work. I'm afraid if I stop taking them, I'll find out :)