Colds & flu

Teen woman with allergy or cold

Cold and flu. Those words can strike a kind of fear into the hearts of the stoutest person, knowing that for the better part of a week you’ll be suffering from fever, sore throat, headache, eye-ache, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, sniffling and feeling like a shell of a person in general. It’s important to understand that colds and flu tend to hit us when our immune system is weakest, and that there are over 200 virus strains implicated in the cause of the common cold, so boosting our immune system is one of the most important things that we can do to ensure that we stay healthy and strong for most of the year. Because cold and flu are viral infections, there aren’t any vaccines available, though the symptoms can easily be relieved with natural remedies.

You can tell you’re coming down with a cold when you start to feel fatigued and run-down, followed by chills, sneezing, and headaches and in a few days, a runny nose and a cough. Usually symptoms start to appear within 16 hours of exposure and tend to peak within two to four days from onset, while resolving in around seven to ten days.

However, worry not, because the Nature Remedies expert consultants have plenty of experience dealing with these common diseases and alleviating them. There are a multitude of natural remedies aimed at easing the symptoms of the common cold and flu, and as usual, one of the most important ones is drinking as much as possible and staying hydrated. Next in line is Vitamin C, that magical, immune boosting vitamin that many of us don’t have enough of.

Other remedies include a tea made of ginger, lemon and honey, while turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory which can also help alleviate symptoms. Bone broth is also gaining popularity, and it’s probably something that everyone should have in their freezer for emergency use.