It’s three months since summer ended and although we still have a little over two months to go before spring arrives, I think it is safe to say that I have found my superfood to fight my cold away.
For those who don’t know me, here’s a brief recap of my childhood and my encounter with cold. All my childhood up until l was 18, I have suffered from cold almost every month and each occurrence lasting up to 3 weeks and this goes on forever.
Between 18 to 25, I lived in a hot tropical place which helped me not catch cold and after that I moved to US and the stint continued every winter although not as much as I had during my teenage years.
Early this year, some time during May when I was feeling scratchy throat I took some chamomile tea and it immediately helped soothe my throat. I continued this whenever I felt a little sick going forward until Oct 1st; that is when I decided to take it regularly to see if that prevents me from getting cold. I use 1 teabag and refill water 2/3cups throughout the day sometimes even more.
To my surprise, this has been the longest stretch in my life since I have not had cold, that on top of several air travel that I did this fall including two trips to Canada in December.
Now, I don’t travel anywhere without carrying my chamomile teabags along. I plan to continue this until May and again start next fall.
Chamomile tea has antibacterial effects that helps to prevent and treat colds.
As with anything, it is important not to overdo it which is why I only take 1 teabag a day and keep refilling water to it.
Hope this helps for those who have been battling cold all their life like me.