You don’t have to resort to stuffing your body full of chemicals and drugs when you get sick. Sometimes just taking precautions against germs will help you stay well. Obviously sometimes, even if you do everything right, you get sick anyway and without any warning start feeling like the people you see awake all night in the cold and flu medication ads on television. It’s tempting to take a bunch of antihistamines and sleep for a few days in the hopes that the flu will go away while you slumber but don’t do it! Sleeping through the flu certainly sounds better than being awake through the whole thing. There are plenty of remedies that are nature-based that will help you feel better and, possibly, cure your illness altogether. You can find natural health hints by reading further.
Even scientists believe that using natural remedies like chicken soup can help a person treat symptoms of the common cold and flu. The ingredients in the chicken and vegetables are natural immune system boosters so, instead of jumping for the Dayquil the next time you feel like something is trying to get you, why not settle in with a giant bowl of some chicken soup (it’s best when it is homemade but canned varieties will work as well) and help your body kill that cold before it really gets started? People have used ginger as a cure for the cold or flu for years. 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. When you get sick it can’t hurt to add a little bit of ginger to what you are eating and drinking. It’s easier for you to heal when you’ve had some ginger. If you are a tea drinker, just add some ginger tea into your regular rotation and could will do wonders for your immune system.
Ginseng is a very important natural health ingredient. Ginseng can be found pretty simply: you can buy diet supplements, foods that contain it and there are plenty of ginseng-based teas available as well.
It is a good idea to stock up on ginseng and ginseng foods while you are well so that you are prepared if a cold or flu invades your system. Brew some hot ginseng tea if you start to feel a cold coming on. In addition to the aid for your immune system, the hot tea can soothe a tired and scratchy throat and even soothe your sinuses.
When you get a cold you can choose something besides spending money on pharmaceuticals. To help yourself fight off illness and to get better when you do get sick, forego the chemicals and choose the natural health cures that are already in your kitchen. Why waste a bunch of time and money that can be better spent elsewhere? You’re better off with natural health methods!