In winter, our immune system tends to decrease. To avoid being sick, one must be all the more vigilant at this time of year. In order to keep our immune systems at an optimal level, remember to wash your hands regularly to remove bacteria. Then do not hesitate to do a magnesium cure to re boost your immune system. And to fill up with vitamin C, bet on fruits: oranges, kiwis and bananas.
If you have ever had a cold, there are several ways to get rid of it as quickly as possible. First, clean the airways first. The goal is to fluidity the whole in order to remove the sensation of blocked nose, as well as the discomfort to breathe.
Inhalations remain one of the simplest and most effective methods of controlling the common cold. Make boil water, you pour into a bowl. Add coarse salt and essential oils, such as eucalyptus radiata which has anti-infectious properties. You can let the mixture evaporate in a room, to purify the air, or put it on top of the bowl and breathe in the vapors for 5 to 10 minutes. However, pay attention to eye and facial irritation.
There are other essential oils than eucalyptus to reduce the progress of a cold. The ravintsara is the essential antiviral essential oil. At the first sign of a cold, drop a drop of water, Essential oil in a little oil that you mix with your dishes. Another essential oil that helps fight the cold: the tea tree. It has antibacterial and antiviral qualities. It will make it possible to cause the sore throats due to the cold and the fact of breathing by the mouth.
DRINKING HERBAL TEAS
If you have a cold, this is the best time to think about concocting herbal teas. The one with thyme will help you to alleviate all the symptoms of the cold, such as runny nose, sore throat, body aches and even flu-like conditions. To make a thyme herbal tea, simply boil thyme branches in water for 5 to 6 minutes. Filter the branches and add lemon and honey in your tea. These two foods are also antiseptic and will reduce irritations in the throat.
Ginger will re boost your body. It can be eaten as an herbal tea. For this, cut, thin slices of ginger that you have in a cup, Water quivering on it. Leave to infuse for about ten minutes. It is important to note that the more you let infuse, the more the pungent side of the ginger will come out. Filter the herbal tea and add honey.
CUT AN ONION
Another grandmother’s recipe: the onion. Certainly, your eyes will sting, but, as surprising as it may seem, the onion has anti-inflammatory properties. To stop a cold, cut it in half and place it on your bedside table . Breathe it all night, will clear your airways and unclog your nose.
UNCLOG YOUR NOSE
We all agree on one point… having a stuffy nose is a real plague. If there is no medical emergency, it is that even the assurance of having a terribly uncomfortable day or night. Distinguish two types of blocked nose: infection and reaction to an unsuitable environment.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE OUR DAILY LIVES? HERE ARE SOME NATURAL TECHNIQUES TO UNCLOG YOUR NOSE AND HELP YOU SPEND A GOOD DAY OR A GOOD NIGHT WITHOUT RESORTING TO DRUGS OR CHEMICALS:
Sea water spray: There are very effective sprays that can get rid of dust and bacteria. Unlike decongestants, there is no risk of tissue habituation or irritation. They promote the return to normal of the balance of the nasal fossae in terms of moisture and its flora. This is especially effective in cases of allergies or too dry air, by detaching dried mucus.
Steam: in case of blockage due to too compact mucus, the steam bowl is an excellent remedy. Place your head over a bowl of boiling water. Cover yourself with a towel and inhale deeply. The vapor will moisten the mucus and allow it to drain normally. It is also a technique to use with a nose too dry caused by dry air. Dried, the mucous membranes tend to become more easily irritated and therefore swell or produce more mucus. Frequent in winters due to heating, the air dries. It is the mucus that moistens the incoming air. After a certain period of time, the nasal mucous membranes will no longer be able to supply enough mucus. It’s the dry run! It is therefore very important to drink a lot to have reservations.
Vinegar Steam: Boil vinegar and inhale the vapors. Not really nice, but the effect is immediate.
Applique of compresses: to facilitate the drainage of the mucus, a warm compress moistened will make it possible to relieve the sensation of blocked nose. The heat opens the pores and allows the mucus to fluidize, allowing the snot to circulate and helps to calm the impression of blocked nose.
Cardamom or mint: Following the same principle with onion, crush cardamom or mint leaves and breathe the effluvium automatically triggers an overproduction of liquid mucus flowing easily.
Garlic: Garlic is an excellent natural medicine. Source of vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium potassium and magnesium, it is clinically proven to help fight many infections, such as the common cold. This is one of the best remedies against stuffy nose. Crush 2 or 3 cloves of garlic in a cup of hot water and drink..
TO PREVENT THE NOSE BLOCKED, HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
If you live in a dry environment, it is advisable to install a humidifier. In parallel, it is necessary to drink abundantly liquid to be on to recharge the reserves of the body in water. The optimum moisture content for good sinus function is 35% to 45%, which means that too much moisture is also a source of problems (eg molds). In this case, it is a dehumidifier that you will need.
- Clean your nostrils regularly with salt water sprays (or sea water) and a good way to eliminate irritations, especially allergic. Food hygiene is also a source of nasal well-being. It is essential to fill up with vitamin D and vitamin C, as well as being listening to his body. One can be allergic to certain foods without knowing it. This will result in rhinitis that will be attributed to a cold or too often on hay fever.
- WHAT REMEDIES TO TREAT A COLD?
- There is a whole range of natural remedies for effectively curing a cold, whether in homeopathy or aromatherapy, among others. There is a treatment for each age (adults, children, babies), in case of pregnancy and breastfeeding…
- HYGIENE ADVICE FOR CURING A RUNNY NOSE OR COLD:
- The nose wash:
Why wash your nose? In case of colds, regardless of age, the nose must first be cleansed to clear the secretions and avoid superinfection.
But you can wash your nose even outside of winter affections. This allows to
Eliminate particles due to air pollution and avoid inflammation of the mucous membranes
• Limit allergies by cleansing airborne allergens
• Improve the nasal physiological activity (filtration, drainage …)