Compiled by: Ahona Salsabil
Recently, students and teachers alike have been getting sick or catching the flu resulting in absences and the subsequent headache of catching up. This sudden spread of colds and fevers calls for a list of quick and easy remedies to boost our immune systems. As contributed by ISM students of different cultural backgrounds, here are a few ways to fight fever:
1. Warm Tea
Drinking warm tea is one great way to feel immediate relief from a cold or sore throat. Senior Tess E. shares that in Peruvian culture, “to cure a cold or cough, the amasia herb is grinded and drank as tea.” This not only soothes the inside of the mouth and throat but also reduces swelling.
2. King of Herbal Medicine: Ginseng
Ginseng is known as the ‘miraculous medicine’ and is one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world. It has many benefits and provides a way to recover health, strengthen the body, and calm the mind (The Roots Story). According to junior Joungbihn P., herbal medicine, particularly ginseng, is a popular and go-to cure in Korean culture. “It’s something that is good for you even when you’re not sick. Some people consume ginseng regularly.”
3. Keep warm