The Most Overlooked Solution For Common Cold Symptoms

Common cold symptoms are easy to spot as we have one time or another suffered from a cold. While there are numerous medicinal products out there to counter the symptoms, none is more overlooked as a solution as the use of herbal remedies.

It is easy to alleviate the symptoms using the right remedies or cold aids.

Many people around the world assume that the cold and the flu are one and the same thing. However, many people don't realize that the symptoms as produced by a cold and by a flu while similar in many ways, are quite different.

It is important to differentiate between the cold and the flu, their respective symptoms in order to treat them effectively. Let's look at the two, their causes and remedies.

The Common Cold Symptoms

The cold infect and affect different people in different ways. For example symptoms in one person will differ from another person.

Infections can arise from a sneeze by an infected person, a cough or a kiss

Some of the symptoms to look out for are:

  •  A stuffed (blocked) and runny nose
  • A sore throat
  • Tender and swollen lymph glands around the neck
  •  A dry cough

The Flu Symptoms

The flu is more infectious and cause more damage than the cold. Some of the common flu symptoms to look out for are:

  •  Aching of the whole body (Head and back aches in particular)
  • A very high fever
  •  Chills
  •  Sore muscles
  •  Sore throat
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • If you contract stomach flu, you may suffer symptoms such as vomiting and nausea.

Common Causes of Colds and Flus

Due to the similarity of the symptoms, the causes of both the cold and the flu are also similar. Here are a few causes:

  • A lack of exposure to fresh air.
  • Getting cold and wet for example, getting rained on
  • Poor eating habits. That is, not eating enough wholesome and raw types of food.
  • Generally poor health
  • Prolonged stress

A Few Things to Do If You Have a Cold or Flu

  •  Drink 8 glasses of water a day. I know it sucks but it makes it easier to clear secretions and prevents dehydration.
  •  Herbal teas, juices made from vegetables, condensed grapes, garlic, lemons, carrots, celery, parsley and coconuts work wonders. If taking fruit juices such as oranges, they need to be diluted with water to make them effective as they are too sweet.
  • Avoid ingesting sugar
  • Garlic is super effective in combating common cold symptoms in particular as it stops the growth of the bacteria that causes colds and warms the body up. It is at its best when taken at the beginning of a cold.
  • Eat raw fruits that are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C for example carrots and citrus fruits.
  • Taking unrefined flax seed oil also speeds up recovery by strengthening cell membranes facilitating the body’s better resistance to further and different infections.

Herbal remedies are also effective in helping the body eliminate common cold symptoms and flu naturally.  Find out more on remedies and supplements that you can use today to treat colds and flu.

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