In winter human body is often more vulnerable to viruses, germs and bacteria. Angina, gastrointestinal flu or cold, these things can pester us at any time… So, why not adopt natural remedies against them?
Nature gives us many weapons to fight these symptons: homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, natural supplements …
Flu: in order to fight flu effectively, food is very important: drink a lot (water, broth, tea), eat light, choose foods rich in vitamins C and E, consider eating probiotic foods for intestinal health and eat garlic (it works as an antiseptic)! Also some may think homeopathy can help prevent this disease.
Cold: very common and contagious, colds may initially be prevented by healthy lifestyle. It is also advisable to make an echinacea cure as winter approaches. If you have already caught a cold, drink infusions of lemon and honey. Remember that there are 5 essential oils that are known for their antibacterial properties: lemon, pine, ravinstara, ceylon, eucalyptus radiata, which also work great against stuffy nose. You can even try a yoga breathing technique called pranayama!
WINTER RECIPES: Velvet Mushroom Soup
Dry Skin: when attacked by the cold weather, the skin of your face and hands will suffer. Consider making masks to moisturize and nourish the skin of your face: ½ avocado + a tablespoon of borage oil or evening primrose oil + 5 drops of essential oil of rosewood. Choose hand creams based on argan oil, which is rich in properties and moisturizing!
Gastroenteritis: nausea, vomiting … The important thing here is certainly to not get dehydrated! Drink plenty, including herbal tea and at the same time take 1-2 tablespoons of super active charcoal powder in a glass of water 3 times a day for 2 or 3 days, then decrease the dose gradually.
Angina: sore throat, headache, chills: these symptoms can be treated with natural methods. For example, thyme infusion is an excellent antiseptic, a gift from the bees which can soften your throat.
Allergies: in winter, allergies caused by dust might get worse too! However, it is possible to take simple measures to check this : ventilate your home even if it’s cold outside; heat with moderation (19° is more than enough in living rooms and 17° in bedrooms); vacuum regularly; make sure your home is not too humid; treat your bedding with dust mite spray.
Last but not least, an important warning: essential oils are not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women. If symptoms of cold persist, consult your doctor.
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