No aisle is more popular at the grocery store than the pharmacy aisle because that is where you head first when you get sick. It is common for people to look to over the counter medications to cure all of their illnesses. What if you did not have to do this?
Look into the cabinets in your kitchen-you already have everything you need to heal. Why do you need to go outside at all when you are sick? Better options are available for people looking to stop their cold and flu related symptoms.
For those who would rather not get sick at all, some natural health practices can keep them healthy.
To prevent a cold or flu from setting in, easy things like washing your hands, eating good and healthy food and taking a walk regularly can do quite a bit to keep the colds at bay. These are all things that will keep you and your immune system strong and healthy. The defense and offense metaphors apply to staying healthy as well. Using old metaphors to help you stay healthy is smart. Ginger has been used for centuries to combat the common cold. Thankfully ginger is something that most people have on hand-either in their spice cabinets or in some of the hot tea varieties that might be hanging out in the kitchen. When you get sick it can’t hurt to add a little bit of ginger to what you are eating and drinking. The healing elements and antiviral compounds of ginger can help keep your illness from getting worse. Drinking ginger tea regularly can help your immune system become strong enough to fight off any colds or flues that might try to take hold.
You’ll want to introduce ginseng into your diet as well. Ginseng is pretty easy to come by too–you can buy ginseng tea (both hot and iced) and it is usually easy to find in the herbal supplements section of your store.
Don’t wait until you feel the flu coming on to get some, stock up on ginseng teas and drinks the next time you go grocery shopping–that way you’ll be prepared the next time you catch a bug. Drink some ginseng tea if you feel like you are starting to get a cold. In addition to the aid for your immune system, the hot tea can soothe a tired and scratchy throat and even soothe your sinuses.
You can find quite a few natural health cures to help you get over your sickness. Before you head to the pharmacy aisle, look around at what you already have on hand at home. There are those who insist that using natural remedies to cure your cold will work faster than using western medicine. Try something natural, your body will thank you for it!