Staying well and fighting off illnesses does not have to be expensive. In fact, everything you need to stay healthy naturally can be found in things you probably already keep stocked in your home. Many people think that all they need to get better is to go to the store, buy some medication and hooray! You feel well again! When you choose natural remedies you don’t have to leave the house, let alone spend a ton of time trying to figure out which drug you need from the pharmacy.
Onions are great immune system boosters. One of the best ways to help your cold is by taking cold syrup made from honey and onions. The mixture consists of onion slices covered (steeped) in honey for a long period of time (usually overnight). 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.
Getting rid of your toxins is easy when you eat garlic. To get better quickly, take 1500 mgs of garlic a day and wave goodbye to your cold! One clove of garlic has about 500mgs in it. The easiest way to get the garlic you need to get better is to either take a supplement or to cook a clove of garlic into your food three times a day. Thankfully adding garlic to your meals is easy and garlic is incredibly inexpensive-keeping garlic cloves on hand is easy! Taking in the extra garlic is great but don’t keep the regiment up longer than five days. If you still show severe cold or flu symptoms after five days, call your family doctor.
Steam is good. Instead of spending lots of dollars on sinus medication, take a long hot shower or bath. Steam opens up your sinuses and allows you to breathe and clear out buildup. You will get better rest when your muscles are relaxed-something that the hot water in your bath or shower will help with. 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 towel helps contain the steam and move it toward your face as well as helping the water stay warm for longer periods of time. This will help relax your sinuses which will make it easier to clear them out when you blow your nose.
The size of the variety of natural health methods for curing an illness is staggering. You probably already have a bunch of great natural illness cures in your house and you just don’t know it! After a while you might even start to realize that you’ll get better faster if you choose natural health remedies. Why not try out the natural way of healing?
You’ve started noticing a slightly runny nose and that your throat is a little sore. Living in denial is certainly an option but it is likely that once you start to notice the symptoms it is probable that you’re already very sick. Before you go sprinting to the medicine cabinet, why not take a look around your kitchen and see what kind of natural health items you have on hand? There are more options out there than what you’ll find on your pharmacy shelves. Obviously, you do not want to ignore any orders from a doctor, but before you see the doctor, why not give natural health a try?
Peppers are wonderful natural health remedies. If you want an easy way to boost your immune system is to eat bell peppers, which are great sources of vitamin C. Using cayenne pepper in your cooking is another great way to boost your health (and clear out your sinus passages). Add some cayenne pepper to your tea to help stimulate and relax your sinuses so that you can breathe easier. 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.
There is a right way and a wrong way to clear your sinus passages. If your sinus issues don’t seem to be going away it is possible that it is because you are blowing your nose incorrectly. To blow your nose correctly, close one nostril while you blow gently through the other nostril and then switch sides. Do not blow too hard! Your nose has very sensitive tissue inside of it and blowing too hard could cause a lot of damage. You could end up giving yourself an earache. Even the people who hate blowing their noses find that, after a while, they don’t mind doing it anymore. If you only sniffle and don’t blow your nose, you could make your illness worse. Washing your hands after you blow your nose is a must!
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. One or two supplements of Echinacea, when taken early on, could have the power to completely stop the cold from affecting you. Echinacea can even help you when you’re already well into your cold by making your symptoms weaker and speeding up your healing process. In order to cure your cold, you will need to take about 1200 mg of Echinacea a day. It’s as easy as taking 400mgs three times a day (trying to do more than that could be harmful).
Using natural health to build up your immune system is one of the best ways to prevent illness from taking hold. More importantly, knowing how to correctly treat the symptoms you do have can go a long way to helping you combat illness and to keep yourself from accidentally making yourself sicker. Natural cures are almost always better for you than chemical cures which is why your body responds better to natural methods of treating illness.