Winter is a common time to become ill, but there are four home remedies that can prevent this problem. You can use these tips to ensure that you or your children are healthier this winter. There are simple ways to avoid the problems that occur from sore throats, fevers and chills during the winter when you use these basic home remedies.

Drying Your Hair before Going Outside

You should dry your hair after washing it so that you are warmer when you go outside. The best way to do this is by having a good hair dryer that will dry your hair quickly. There are numerous types of hair dryers, so you should complete a lot of research before selecting a bonnet-style hair dryer or a handheld blow-dryer. You can use a soft and absorbent towel to remove as much moisture from your hair as possible so that it is faster to dry.

Use Turmeric Spice in Your Recipes

Turmeric powder is the main ingredient in curry spice, and it creates heat in your body. This spice is tasty in a variety of recipes, and scientific research reveals that turmeric powder can reduce inflammation in the body to prevent illnesses during the cold winter season. You can look for recipes that require turmeric powder by looking at the cookbooks that are at your local public library or by completing an online internet search.

Having Plenty of Hot Water Each Day

A new boiler installation or replacement can help you and your family to have enough hot water for bathing and showering each day. You won’t want to have a cold shower or bath at night before going to sleep or in the morning before leaving home because it can lead to feeling ill.  Specially if it’s before having to brave the snow to go to work and school. Having a high-quality and modern hot water system in your home can ensure that there is enough hot water for everyone in your family each day. If your little kids are grown you are going to be using more water than you used to. It’s not their fault you have more adults in the home than when you first bought it.  Use the hot water to take a nice hot bath with Epsom salt and eucalyptus essential oils to help decongest your sinuses.

Ginger Tea with Honey and Lemon

Grandmothers have recommended ginger tea with a drop of honey and a small amount of lemon juice for many years. Warm ginger tea can soothe your throat to reduce any dryness and pain from a sore throat, and this herb along with the natural honey offers anti-inflammatory qualities. The lemon juice in this beverage is also beneficial because it contains vitamin C that can boost your body’s immune system.

Stay Hydrated and Wash Your Hands

Additional easy ways to stay healthy throughout the winter include washing your hands to eliminate germs along with remaining hydrated.

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.

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