| Common Cold|
Cold usually is caused by different viruses. You can be infected if have contact with already infected surface, such as telephones, books, computers, elevators , touching your eyes, nose, etc. , or if you have contact with sick patient.
What are the risk factors? Common cold in children.
Children are more affected by a common cold than adults. If your child has one of the following symptoms, immediately see a dictor!
Common cold duration
The full life cycle of a cold is usually between 7 and 10 days, only 25 % of then last two weeks, and 5 % - 3 weeks.
Children may experience 8 colds per year or more and most of them do not develop complications. However, parents should be aware of the signs of some complications as ear infections, asthma, sinusitis, and pneumonia.
Signs and symptoms of a common cold:
Symptoms can appear 1-3 days after exposure to a virus!
Many herbs have wonderful antiseptic properties and effectively battle the common cold, the most popular are:
It is a great natural remedy for colds. Try to chew two, three cloves of garlic every day. If you have stomach problems or can’t bear the smell, use garlic powder capsules. This is the best natural remedy for treatment of colds and flu.
For two, three weeks you can take 200-300 mg capsules 3 times a day. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Using this herb for a prolonged period of time (1-2 months) leads to a weakening of the immune system! Echinacea tea is very popular, though.
Zinc strengthens the immune system in a superb way. Its absence in the body leads to bacterial and viral infections. When you catch cold take up to 40mg. per day (taking zinc capsule more than 3 days may be toxic).
Natural sources of zinc:
wheat, black bread, oatmeal, barley, beans, peas
cocoa, egg yolk, cucumbers, garlic
A few people know that home wine vinegar makes wonders when you have cold. It is great home remedy against viruses. In 500 ml of water put 3 or 4 tablespoons of vinegar with 2-3 tbs. of honey. Drink this mixture 4-5 times a day.
When you catch a cold, the recommended dose is 500 mg twice daily. Although, excess amounts are excreted from the body, do not overdo it, taking it for a long period of time (1-2 months).
According to herbalists, sage is even more useful than echinacea. During cold or flu drink 1-2 cups a day between meals, but not more than 2 days.
A few people know that cayenne acts as a sinus"cleaner". It increases appetite and can stimulate secretions, clearing the mucus from the nose and the lungs. If you suffer from sore throat add cayenne pepper in a glass of water and make a gargle 2-3 times a day. During colds and flu put it in a tea.
Horseradish mixed with honey is a successful “tool” for combating viruses. During fever and severe cold, steep a teaspoon of horseradish with vinegar. With this mixture lubricate inside the one nostril, press the other with a finger and breathe. After ten hours, repeat the procedure. It disinfects the throat in a perfect way. Also, you can use it as a spice or healing of rheumatism.
Soak your feet in a warm water with 100-200 gr. sea salt. It improves blood circulation and relieves runny nose and breathing. Perform the procedure before bedtime. Put wool socks after that.
Amazing natural remedy for mild inflammation of the airways and colds. It relaxes the stomach and calming the nerves, helps during sleep disturbances, disturbances during menopause, sickness while traveling, stimulates digestion and acts carminative.
Put 30 drops in a bowl of water placed on the stove and make inhalation for 20 minutes. You’ll feel a great relief if you have suffered from sinusitis, runny or stuffy nose. You can oil your temples, nose or lungs – it acts immediately. Contains useful substances of 10 useful plants and herbs.
Grains of black elderberry
One of the best immunostimulants. Treat bronchitis, sinusitis and sore throat. You can buy dry fruits of herbal pharmacies or use it as a tea.
How to make elderberry syrup to boost immunity - here.
Benefits of Treating With Folk Recipes
Natural Remedies work! Since the beginning of time, individuals have been depending on natural remedies.
It’s proved that almost every illness have a natural remedy. The most important advantages of natural remedies are:
Very easy to use with no side effects and they are prepared with no chemicals
Much milder on your body and you know exactly what ingredients are in your remedy
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