You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get over a cold. Your house is probably already well stocked with plenty of natural items you can use to help yourself feel better. So many people are so quick to run to the drug store the minute they feel a little sniffle when all they really need to help them feel better is a little bit of this, a little bit of that and viola! You’re healed! So much time is wasted trying to decide between all of the over the counter medicines that are available when you could start healing immediately by choosing one of the many natural remedies already sitting in your cabinets.
Try some peppers for cold relief. If you want an easy way to boost your immune system is to eat bell peppers, which are great sources of vitamin C. Another great cooking item for your health is cayenne pepper, which is fantastic for your sinuses. Putting cayenne pepper in your tea or in other foods can help stimulate your sinuses which will make it easier for you to breathe. A good way to help your body start the healing process is to eat some cayenne pepper, which will heat up your body and make it sweat, which is how the germs and toxins in your system are released.
Do you know how to blow your nose properly? Blowing your nose correctly is important because if you don’t you might stay sick for much longer than you have to. The best way to blow your nose is to blow gently through one nostril at a time. Don’t put too much pressure behind the blowing. You could do more harm than good! Not blowing gently could cause your ears to ache. It doesn’t take long to get used to blowing your nose, even if you hate doing it now. If you simply sniff the mucous back in, you could make your infection even worse. Don’t forget about washing your hands to get rid of the germs!
Many natural health enthusiasts swear by Echinacea. The trick to ensuring the success of Echinacea it’s important that you take the supplement as soon as you begin to feel sick. Some people insist that, when taken early on, Echinacea can stop a cold or the flu in its tracks. If you’ve already had the flu set in, Echinacea can speed up the healing process and lessen the effects of your symptoms. In order to cure your cold you will need to take about 1200 mgs of Echinacea a day. Take 400 mgs 3 times a day to get the recommended dosage; do not take them all at once. Natural health cures are all over the place! Don’t take a bunch of chemical based “cures” when there are better options available. Obviously you want to follow orders given to you by a doctor but if you don’t have doctors’ orders why not try the natural route?