Monday, August 05, 2013

U is for Umcka

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U is for Umcka

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Umcka Cold Care is one of my go-to cures for colds (congestion, coughs, sore throats, etc.). Our entire family has been using it now for almost 4 years - not that we're sick a lot, but I do try to keep a stash in the medicine cabinet just in case the need for it arises.

Along with other natural remedies I use, Umcka is a must because it is extremely soothing. I can't recommend it enough.

*The following information about Umcka was originally posted on 12/9/09

I am sick of hearing it, but it's true--this is the time of year for the crud! I think it's passed through our home twice now already. :(

I like to treat illnesses naturally if possible.

But, last year on Christmas day, I got the worst cold of my life. My neck glands were so painfully swollen, and my congestion was more terrible than I had ever experienced. I was beyond miserable and wanted to cry and probably did. I had to break down and take NyQuil to get some relief from the symptoms.

Well, a few weeks ago when I felt my body mildly begin to show some of these same symptoms, I rushed to my local grocery store (Fry's), bolted straight to the "natural section" and decided to give something new a try: Umcka Cold Care Soothing Hot Drink!

Just looking at the picture of the steamy mug and lemon wedges made me feel better, so I figured actually drinking it would be even more wonderful. I was NOT disappointed in the least!

It tasted better than any medicinal herbal teas I have tried over the years, and it REALLY did keep my symptoms from escalating.

A little background info
Umcka is a homeopathic remedy made from the roots of a South African plant which is used to treat different respiratory ailments.

It is supposed to shorten duration and reduce the severity of what I call, the crud. (Cough, congestion, sore throat, sinus and bronchial infections)

At Fry's it was almost $10. It comes with 10 packets, and each packet is emptied into mug with 4-6 oz. of hot water. You can drink it 3-4 times a day, so I guess it really isn't too cheap. BUT it worked!!!

I was a little afraid at first, "What if 10 packets aren't enough and I have to buy more?" (Cuz, that wouldn't be very budget friendly right now!) Guess what? I didn't need to. :)

**Umcka Cold Care can be used on kids 6 and up, too. I have already used it on my 2 boys. Worked like a charm every time. :) It was truly amazing for me to watch the symptoms disappear so much faster than usual.

FYI--I also gave my kids grapefruit seed extract throughout their sickness and rubbed lympha rub on swollen glands. But, I really believe it was the Umcka that gave the extra kick we needed to nip it in the bud!!

**Another note--Lincoln always seems get a cough after having a cold. This time was no different. I continued to use the Umcka and rubbed vicks on at night. I never even had to give him anything for the cough, which was a good thing b/c I was completely out of what I use.


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Meghan said...

I get the crud more often than I'd like to admit. I'm going to go hunting for this. Thanks. It's always nice to have a recommendation from a real person before trying a product.

Jane Anne said...

I haven't heard of Umcka before. Thanks for sharing it. I am not usually good at drinking medicine but this sounds doable. My husband loves soothing medicine drinks when he is sick.

Ames said...

I am going to have to try some of the natural stuff that you have blogged about. I would like to be more "natural" just not sure sometimes how to do it or what is out there to use. Thanks for all the information.


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