Category Archives: Colds Flu

Cough Remedies

Herbal cough remedies and dosages Before using any of the herbal remedies herein mentioned, an individual needs to check on the correct dosage and if the herb has any interactions with the individual’s existing medications. Below are some herbals for dealing with cold symptoms that trigger a cough: (more…) Read More...

Chronic Colds

Do you have chronic colds? We are constantly exposed to cold-causing organisms without them actually causing a cold. Your immune system health is the deciding factor in whether you “catch” a cold or not. Over 200 different viruses cause colds. Drugstore remedies only suppress symptoms and have side effects like dizziness or fatigue. A cold is really a cleansing condition, so it may be better to just let it happen, and let your body start fresh, with a stronger immune system. Still, it’s hard to work, sleep, and be around other people with cold symptoms. Natural therapies are effective for relieving Read More...

Why Silver Should be in Your Medicine Cabinet

Did you know……. The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known since 400 B.C., and silver was commonly used as an antimicrobial agent in wound management until the early 20th century. Modern science has since confirmed silver’s antimicrobial effects. It’s even been shown to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Tests reveal that silver destabilizes the structure of the bacterial cell membrane, making it more porous, which allows the silver to enter the bacteria and kill it from the inside. Colloidal Silver is a health supplement commonly used to kill viruses, germ and fungus infections. It has been effective in combating and preventing bacterial illnesses, colds, Read More...

Common Cold Preparations

Preparing Your Body Against the Common Cold Unfortunately there is no cure for the common cold but there are natural supplements you can take to help support the immune system and ease the sniffles, aches and coughs. Zinc helps repair tissue and strengthens immune system cells, thus speeding up the recovery period and lessening the severity of symptoms associated with the cold virus. A research analysis of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews assessed the efficacy of zinc in reducing the incidence, severity and duration of common cold symptoms. The conclusion revealed zinc administered within 24 hours of the onset of Read More...

Herbal First Aid for Kids

The Following Teas Are Effective For Many Childhood Illnesses • Elder flowers, boneset (bitter), yarrow with peppermint to induce a cleansing sweat • Catnip/chamomile/rosemary tea to reduce a rash • Mullein/lobelia, chamomile, or scullcap to relax • Catnip, fennel, ginger, chamomile and peppermint for upset stomachs • Elderberry syrup for sore throats and for interrupted sleep caused by coughing • A catnip/lemon balm/cinnamon combo tea for warming against chills • Echinacea drops in water every 4 hours to clear lymph glands and release infection. Note: Use probiotics for children’s health. Acidophilus makes a big difference in both recovery time and immune response. Acidophilus keeps friendly bacteria in Read More...

Frankincense

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They’re sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. So then, what is frankincense essential oil? Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits: helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even fighting cancer. Frankincense oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree that’s Read More...

Top 10 Natural Remedies for Sinus Infections

A sinus infection is the most annoying and uncomfortable feeling. Unfortunately, sinus infections are very common, affecting around 37 million Americans a year. Sinus infections are an inflammation of the lining in the sinus cavities. Sinusitis can be caused by colds, flu, bacteria or allergies. Fortunately you don’t have to over-medicate yourself with conventional drugs. There are many natural and effective remedies for a sinus infection. (more…) Read More...