Sinus pain and nasal congestion are common symptoms during cold and flu season. I've gathered together several home remedies for congestion to help relieve your stuffy nose and sinus pressure. I don't like the side effects of over the counter decongestants (they either make me jittery, knock me out or make my head feel like it's going to shrivel up like a raisin), so natural decongestants are my option of choice.
We were exposed to a bug last week via friends who didn't know that they were contagious at the time, so I've been bumping up our vitamin C, D, spice and probiotic consumption. To get a natural dose of zinc, which has also been proven effective at boosting your immune system, I made up a batch of oyster stew.
When I was a little girl, we usually had oyster stew only once a year, on Christmas Eve. Here in the Midwest, fresh oysters have just started showing up for the holiday season. I used canned today, because that's what I had in the house, but fresh are great if you can get them. This recipe uses bone broth made from chicken to take advantage of chicken's natural decongestant properties. [Read more…] about Gram Irene's Oyster Stew – Great for Your Immune System