Have you ever woken up with a nasty flu? The kind of flu that has your head spinning and nasals entirely blocked; you feel weak and cannot breathe well. Your whole body is ridden with cold tremors, a bus might as well as hit you and maybe the pain will not be as awful. The worst bit about it, you are all alone in the house and can barely pick up your phone to call a friend. You start regretting why the previous night you were all excited gulping cold drinks in the name of having a good time. Clearly, you can’t keep up.
In those very agonizing moments you rush to the kitchen. It is time to go the homemade way to beat this dreadful flu. We all know the little trick, that secret concoction that does magic whenever you have a flu. You pick out the ingredients, ginger, lemon and honey. It is time to start the brewing. As much as you feel weak you have gathered some little strength to get you going because you know that once you drink this concoction you will be home free.
It is so simple because all you need to do is peel and crush the ginger, peel and dice the lemons – throw them into a pot of boiling water and watch them brew. You cannot wait to smell the aroma, strain the mixture, add a tablespoon of honey and drink the concoction away. With the unexpectedness of ailments, it is very necessary for you to have your own natural first aid kit at home. You never know when the bugs will strike.

The secret ingredients:
If you want to become a self-proclaimed healer of ailments then here are some of the ingredients you need to keep in your first aid kit:
Chamomile- This sweet smelling ingredient is known to work wonders. It is a natural sedative that you can use especially those days that you are too stressed out to afford a good night’s rest. Chamomile gets you relaxed, slipping you away into dream land.
Ginger- Known for a whole lot of good things the most common one being a flu and cough reliever. Ginger is also good for battling indigestion and a remedy for motion sickness.
Lavender- Smells divine and heavenly no wonder it is also a healing substance. Lavender has so many uses from relieving headaches, easing anxiety, healing wounds, burns and also beating insomnia to make you sleep deeply and soundly.
Peppermint– It’s a very effective substance that you need to have in the house. When you are experiencing a stomach upset, sinuses or insect bites, this is the best reliever for you.
Aloe Vera– It’s one of the most powerful healers especially for skin ailments so next time you are cooking and accidentally burn yourself, just apply it to the affected area. Your skin will heal without too much scarring.
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Catherine Higgins is a wellness expert advising readers on how to make a natural first aid kit. Visit her blog today for more information.

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