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4 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

December 5, 2012
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4 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

Brittni Cebulak 


    Are you or someone you know currently suffering from a pesky cold that refuses to go away? What about the aches and pains of the flu? Are you looking for answers? Have you tried over-the-counter medications without result? If so, then look no further! The following are four natural cold and flu remedies that are bound to make you, your friends, and/or your family members feel better within no time.


1.)  Eucalyptus Oil- Eucalyptus oil is known for being the “ultimate cold season decongestant.” The Eucalyptus tree originates inAustralia, but now grows worldwide. Its oil is “inexpensive and very effective.” To make best use of this natural remedy, simply “fill a bathroom sink full of hot water, drop about five drops of the oil into the water, drape a towel over your head, and breathe in the vapors.” When you inhale the vapors of Eucalyptus oil, it helps to “open up clogged sinuses.” 


2.) Ginger- “Ginger is just about the best thing for relieving a sore throat, and it makes you feel better almost instantly.” In addition, it “contains ingredients that kill rhinoviruses, which are the viruses that cause colds.” How do you use ginger for a cold? Simply break off a piece of ginger and “chop it up very finely or grate it.” Then, place it in a cup and “pour boiling water over it.” After leaving the ginger solution sit for about “five minutes, strain it and drink it.” In addition, it also recommended that you add honey to the solution to give it extra flavor.


3.) Mint- Mint is used for decongesting, and it is “safe for children.” Mint “contains menthol,” which is a “compound that helps open up your sinuses.” In order to use mint as a natural remedy, “chop it up finely, put it in a cup, and then pour boiling water over it.” After letting it sit for five minutes, strain it and drink it. Like ginger, you can also add honey for flavor. In the end, mint should help to “decongest and open up your breathing passages.”


4.)  Umcka – Umcka is the “san tribal name for the African perigonian serdoties.” This herb is said to quickly “reduce the symptoms of a cold, especially congestion.” At the first sign of a cold, it is recommended that you take about “half a teaspoon” of Umcka, which is a type of syrup, and it “starts working immediately.”


    These natural remedies do not have the “awful” side effects of over-the-counter drug, and they “work quickly and efficiently.” In addition to using the four previously mentioned natural remedies, it is also recommended that you get a lot of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat chicken soup if you are currently suffering from the cold or flu viruses. Hopefully, you will feel better in no time!


Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/01/30/4-natural-cold-and-flu-remedies/


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