Granny’s remedies and other natural solutions for the winter season

Granny’s remedies and other natural solutions for the winter season

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Important to know:
  • The acidity of lemon turns your throat into an unfriendly environment for germs to multiply
  • Dietary supplements are based on herbs with proven anti-inflammatory properties
  • Elderberry plant is known to help treat upper respiratory tract inflammations
What are granny’s remedies?
Herbs against winter illnesses
Ways to fight winter illnesses

What are granny’s remedies?

For quite some time, granny’s remedies have been used as a tongue-in-cheek expression or considered strange. Frankly speaking, there is more to these remedies than meets the public eye. Although modern medicine has developed effective and specific solutions for all kinds of health problems, during the winter season we still use the knowledge passed down by generations, which relied only on nature to keep us healthy and to overcome multiple risks.


Herbs against winter illnesses

Just like granny’s remedies, alternative solutions for the challenges of winter rely on medicinal plants. It does not
matter whether you use ginger or honey in the tea, in a supplement capsule or as drops of an extract of a certain
plant, the bottom line is: Plants (which we will describe in detail below) help strengthen the immune system, fight
inflammations and infections, and some of them even help with specifically treating cold and respiratory tract


Ways to fight winter illnesses

How can we help our bodies to deal with the challenges of winter? Here are some things that may seem routine, insignificant or even strange, but using these recommendations properly and regularly may help :

  • Tea with lemon, ginger, honey Probably, this is the most popular winter remedy of all, which is also pleasant, warming, and beneficial to the body. Lemon contains plenty of vitamins and its acidity creates an environment in your throat that makes it hard for germs to multiply. Studies have found that using ginger or honey helps your body fight certain bacteria in the respiratory tract and keep your upper respiratory tract
    clear and healthy.
  • Nutritional supplements Like most granny’s remedies, dietary supplements are also made from herbs with amazing medical properties. Echinacea helps fight infections, and elderberry helps treat inflammations in the upper respiratory tract. Nutritional supplements usually come in capsules, but there are specific nutritional supplements that are called beehive products.
  • Chicken soup Everyone knows that chicken soup is famous for its healing effect. A study published in the medical magazine CHEST in 2000 established that chicken soup has an anti-inflammatory property, which
    explains the relief felt by those who suffer from throat infections or colds. Besides that, its ingredients provide the body with many vitamins and minerals, which is an easy and effective way to return fluids and minerals that the body loses when being sick.
  • Sliced onion This remedy is intended mostly for children suffering from colds and cough with phlegm. Put half of the onion next to the child’s head, make a few cuts in the onion, spread some salt over it (to make the onion juice come out) and let nature run its course. The pungent smell of the onion will draw the bacteria out, which should cause an improvement of the child’s condition overnight.

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Dr. Alexander Gurushit Director of Research and Development

Dr. Alexander Gurushit

Director of Research and Development

The company’s founder and chief scientist since its establishment. He began to specialize in the field of herbs while still studying medicine in the Soviet Union.  From an early age, he got closely acquainted with the amazing added benefit of the beehive products and researched it in depth. He is responsible for the unique formula used to prepare the extract for the bees.

Dr. Joshua Maor R&D

Dr. Joshua Maor


Holds a Ph.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a postdoctoral fellowship from Harvard Medical School.  Currently, he serves as the head of the Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health Program at the Hebrew University.

Due to the diverse topics he studied and researched, Dr. Maor specializes in a wide variety of fields, such as pharmaceuticals, organic and analytical chemistry, pharmacology, taxology and environmental health, implementing his knowledge at Zuf Globus.

Omri Doav Biologist, Researcher

Omri Doav

Biologist, Researcher

M.Sc. in Cellular Biology and Immunology. Participated in a number of projects related to medicinal herbs, including a major EU-funded project which examined the medical potential of natural wild plants growing in the Mediterranean basin.

His knowledge of both natural and herbal products, as well as physiology and the body’s immune system make him an important member of the company’s scientific team.

We tried to bring you here on the site all the professional and scientific information about our unique food supplements and their effects. However, it is not possible to answer all the questions and concerns that are probably running through your head, so we are pleased to provide you with the expert team of Zuf Globus, headed by the company’s R&D director Dr. Alexander Gurushit and the company’s special advisor, Dr. Joshua Maor.

Feel free to send us the questions on WhatsApp or through the contact box here, and we will do our best to answer you in the fullest and fastest way.

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