Natural Cold Remedies
In order for natural cold remedies to be as effective as
possible, they must be combined with a good nutrition.
The article explores the nature of a cold, a number of remedies that can be used and the foods that can be eaten to supplement the body's ability to fight off colds.
The Cold, Its
Symptoms and What Herbs Do
Contracting a cold can be quite uncomfortable. However, the
good news are that they are easily manageable if you know what to do and what
to avoid to nurse yourself back to health.
A cold is characterized typically by a runny nose, a sore
throat, a lot of sneezing and dry coughs. Lymph glands which are around the neck
are also affected. They become swollen and tender.
You must understand that natural cold remedies are not
“cures” for the common cold. Rather, they offer relief from the symptoms of the
cold and boost the body’s immune system and shorten the recovery period.
A Few Natural Cold
Remedies to Use Today
- Take thyme and eucalyptus herbs to loosen the
mucus produced and cause bronchial tubes, the throat and nasal passages.
- To reduce inflammations within the respiratory
system, use sage tea to gargle regularly. For better results also use sage
- A cold sometimes causes dry coughs, boil some
water and place in a bowl. And add ten drops of tea tree oil. Then, leave the
bowl in a room for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight). You could also
sprinkle a bit of it on a cloth then place it under your pillow. Caution: Don’t
place this near a baby’s head as it could cause a baby’s liver to swell.
ginkgo biloba, onion or nasturtium herb
inhalations three times a day for fifteen minutes each. These remedies
help to eliminate bacteria and restore damaged mucous membranes.
- When you get a sniffle, you could use herbal
teas mixed in with ten to fifteen drops of goldenseal and echinacea.
- When taking a shower or a bath, use a mix of
juniper needle and thyme herbs.
Nutrition is Key........
Apart from herbs, you could use other natural cold remedies
in the form of the nutrition you take. If suffering from a cold, ensure that
you keep up the following nutrition:
- Eat raw fruits and vegetables that are rich in
vitamin A and vitamin C such as carrots and citrus fruits.
- Drink at least 6 glasses of water to keep your
body hydrated and avoid constipation.
- Take diluted fruit juices. Avoid undiluted
juices as they are too sweet which can defeat the purpose of providing relief
from symptoms and boosting the immune system for speedy recovery. Avoid sugars
- Grape juices that are condensed are effective in
strengthening and overworked heart muscle.
- Any herbal teas, vegetable juices and warm broth
are perhaps the most effective juices to fight a cold.
- Garlic juice also relieves cold particularly at
the onset of a cold. It also provides warmth and helps the body eliminate virus
and bacteria that cause the cold.
Natural Cold Remedies go hand in
hand with nutrition to help relieve the cold. There are also herbal
supplements, and common practices that you can you use in relation to your
environment. If a cough persists, ensure that you seek the services of
professional as it could be that you are suffering from another more serious
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