Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids are the basics of combating colds and flues. Make sure you get enough Vitamin C to keep your immune system boosted. Knowing those things is one thing but putting it into practice is quite another, especially when all you really want is relief from your cold symptoms. Wanting some quick relief is one of the reasons that so many people opt for medications instead of letting natural methods do their jobs. These medications can sooth cold and flu symptoms fairly quickly. What really happens is that the medication sort of puts the symptoms ?on hold? which is why the flu seems to last so much longer when you?re taking medications. This is the reason natural health is a better idea?the natural methods you use to ease your symptoms actually attack the cause of the cold, which helps you get better!
Did you know that onions can help your health? One of the best ways to help your cold is by taking cold syrup made from honey and onions. Dredge some onion slices in a bowl filled with honey and let them sit. Mix the onions and honey thoroughly and then leave it alone overnight. You should take a single spoonful of the onions and honey every three or four hours and after a few days the cold should go away. Adding some onions to your food every meal is another good idea?they blend in to the taste of just about everything. One of the most tried, true and popular natural health remedies is ginger. Thankfully ginger is something that most people have on hand?either in their spice cabinets or in some of the hot tea varieties that might be hanging out in the kitchen. If you?re suffering from a cold or the flu adding some ginger to your food and drinks is a good idea. The healing properties of the ginger will start helping you get over your cold or flu. Drinking ginger tea regularly can help your immune system become strong enough to fight off any colds or flues that might try to take hold.
Learn to like steam. Save money and take a hot shower or bath instead of buying a bunch of sinus meds. Steam opens up your sinuses and allows you to breathe and clear out buildup. The hot water will help your muscles relax, which will help you get the rest you need to get better. If you don't feel like taking a bath or shower, heat up some water on the stove in a pot and then (after moving the pot of water to a table) put your face over the water and drape a towel over your head. The steam is directed toward your face by the sides of the towel which also help keep the water from cooling too quickly. Blowing your nose after breathing in some steam is far more productive than it would be if you hadn?t relaxed your sinuses first.
In order to avoid illness altogether, use natural health methods to make your immune system as strong as possible. To keep your illness from progressing and to prevent future sickness from occurring it is important that you learn the proper ways to treat your system naturally. Don't be afraid to be practical and use what you have on hand instead of stuffing a bunch of chemicals into your body.