How to Get Over a Cold - The Holistic Way
For those who try their best to eat organically and live a sustainable & holistic lifestyle, it can be difficult to maintain natural ways when sick.
It is of course important to see a medical professional for major and serious illnesses, and for severe illnesses, traditional or western medicine may be necessary. However, it is possible to protect against some cases of illness with natural remedies that boost the body’s amazing natural immune system. Herbal and natural remedies may not be a cure all in every case, however they can help shorten the duration and severity of sickness. It’s a good idea to buy these products ahead of time so you can avoid taking the sugar filled drug-store brands. We all know that sugar is not our friend and it can actually prolong our illness, but these brands below are great alternatives and get the job done.
Here a 6 Must-Have Products to Help you Get Over a Cold Holistically
Rest and recovery are key! Elderberry is a highly effective way to naturally boost your immune system and this organic cough syrup contains melatonin in it which will help you to get your much needed 8+ hours of sleep.
Coughs can linger for weeks after your cold, make sure to keep Zarabee’s natural cough drops in your nightstand, purse, medicine cabinet and just about everywhere to help sooth your throat.
Apple cider vinegar is a great way to speed up your metabolism and burn fat, but it is also a great way to wake up your immune system and get over a cold! If you are brave enough, you can take a shot of it straight, or if you prefer, mix one cup hot water with one shot ACV and add honey & lemon to taste to make the perfect cold and flu recovery tea.
The use of Eleuthero root, referred to as Ciwuja in traditional Chinese medicine, dates back 2,000 years; it was used to prevent respiratory tract infections, colds, and the flu. It was also believed to provide energy and vitality. The main active constituent extracted from the plant is Andrographolides. Benefits of andrographolidesIf include boosts immune function, cleanses the liver, aids in digestion, antiviral and antibacterial and clears mucus and phlegm.
If you are feeling under the weather, give yourself a break and relax with this cold and flu bath salt soak that consists of epsom salt and dead sea salt. It also includes peppermint leaves and lavender buds. This soak is scented with a blend of lavender, spearmint, tea tree, eucalyptus and lemon to help clear your mind and fight sickness.
Waking up in the morning when sick is the toughest part of the day! Cold and flu symptoms tend to be worse in the morning but with these sinus relief shower steamers wake up feel revitalized and awake. As the steamer dissolves, the essential oil will latch on to the moisture in the air and surround you with the invigorating peppermint scent helping to open up your sinuses and relieve congestion!