Everyone knows that you should take your fluids and eat chicken soup if you have the flu or a cold. However, there are more things we can do to reduce the severity and speed up recovery.
Support for a fever
Instead of suppressing a fever with paracetamol, you can support it. Fever is your body’s attempt to clear out the infection. It makes our bodies inhospitable to viruses and bacteria by raising our body temperature. By using diaphoretic herbs, i.e., You can make the fever go away by using diaphoretic herbs, i.e., herbs that stimulate sweat production. Drink ginger and YEP (yarrow elderflower, peppermint) tea. Take 1 tbsp dried herb, 2 slices fresh ginger, 250ml boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Get comfortable, get up and go!
Make a hot beverage with 1 clove of crushed garlic and 3 slices of ginger. Add 1/2 lemon juice, half a chopped chili, and honey to taste. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Take a sip, then lay down and relax. Three to four cups per day is a good recommendation.
Treat a sore throat
I love herbal throat sprays, and they should be a regular part of your medicine cabinet. This garlic-oxymel is the best antibacterial treatment for infected throats. You can also use Mediherb throat sprays from health food stores or marshmallow tea to soothe a sore or dry throat.
Get your herbs
Once a cold sets in, echinacea is no good. Studies show that it does not make a difference in the severity or length of respiratory infections if taken as soon as the bug bites you. It is best to use it preventatively. A good quality echinacea pill once a day can help prevent illness. Preventative medicine is a great option!
You can fight the cold by taking Andrographis and Olive leaf. These herbs are anti-microbial and immune-enhancing, which will help you feel better faster.
Take a high dose of Vitamin C and Zinc.
Vitamin C is known to fight flu and cold symptoms. You can also take large amounts of vitamin C in small doses to boost your immune system. Zinc can also be very beneficial. Zinc is an essential mineral for strengthening your immune system. The prevention of infection is possible through innate immunity. Zinc is a great antibiotic, and it is essential to keep your zinc levels healthy. It is vital to monitor your plasma zinc levels and not take zinc supplements too long, as they can cause damage to other minerals. To determine if you require zinc supplementation, consult your doctor.