Remedies for the Common Cold.


Time and time again tests have shown that hot water containing the juice of a lemon and plenty of honey is more soothing and healing than a whole bunch of cold cures added together.

  1. Inhalations of steam with eucalyptus oil added as often as possible makes the mucus thinner, helping to clear the nasal passages and make breathing easier.

  2. Aromatherapy:  Tea Tree will make you sweat, which helps to eliminate the virus and make you feel better (make sure that you have a large glass of water before you go to bed, because if you are going to sweat, you need extra fluid).

  3. Aromatherapy:  Eucalyptus and Pine help to ease stuffiness; at night, you could also add lavender, to help you sleep.

  4. Herbal Teas: A tea made from equal parts of elderflower, peppermint (use catmint instead for children), yarrow, and hyssop.  1 tsp./5 ml per cup, taken up to four times daily will ease chills and coughs.

  5. Gargle with sage and lemon infusion to ease a sore throat.

  6. Garlic - use plenty of garlic in cooking.  It boosts the immune system.

  7. Drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost through sweating and sneezing, stick mainly to fruit juices, plain water, herbal teas, and hot water with lemon and honey.

  8. Avoid all dairy products and sugary foods.

  9. Vitamin C and Zinc intake must be increased.  These two ingredients are key in boosting the immune system.

  10. Get plenty of rest, no exceptions.

  11. Avoid too much physical activity, stress, drafty areas.  Fresh air is fantastic.

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