Fighting off a cold or flu does not have to mean spending lots of money at the store. All of the natural health cures that you need to get better quickly are probably well stocked in your kitchen already! Many people think that all they need to get better is to go to the store, buy some medication and hooray! The impending flu has been foiled! You can save a lot of money and time by choosing a natural health option over the latest in over the counter medications.
There are elements in chicken soup that make it a good cure for the common cold-even scientists will admit it! Instead of starting out with a pharmacy bought antihistamine or decongestant when you get sick, you should be reaching out for Mom’s homemade chicken soup because the meat and vegetables contained in the soup are full of nutrients and minerals that you need to keep your body strong enough to fight off the cold or flu that is making you feel less than your best.
Blowing your nose can be done incorrectly-did you know that? If your sinus issues don’t seem to be going away it is possible that it is because you are blowing your nose incorrectly. Here is how to properly blow your nose: close one nostril and gently blow through the other one. Blow your nose gently! Blowing too hard could cause damage to the tissues inside your nose. If you blow your nose too hard you could hurt your ear canals. It doesn’t take long to get used to blowing your nose, even if you hate doing it now. Many colds and flues linger on because the sufferer refuses to blow his nose and rid his body of the mucous keeping him sick. Washing your hands after you blow your nose is a must!
Tea is great when you have a cold! Herbal teas are great because they contain ingredients that help people feel better but do not contain caffeine which can slow down the immune system’s response to illness. You can also make your own tea if that is something that you know how to do. These teas induce sweats which can help your body get rid of the toxins that are making it sick.
There are other options available to those who do not want to take drugs when they catch a cold. Why not choose from the natural health cures that you have filling your kitchen already? Don’t spend a bunch of money and time on something that does not require it. You’re better off with natural health methods!