Winter brings are about all the sickness. We can blame it on a multitude of things from the weather to more people huddling together to the crisp air is a better catalyst for germs to travel in. Nevertheless, we can without a doubt expect someone in our households to get sick each year. The stomach virus, influenza or general colds tend to wipe out whole houses. Here are some tips for helping you combat winter’s illness raft!
EPSOM SALT BATH
A hot bath soothes the soul and allows one’s muscles to relax. Being tense while you’re sick will only make you feel worse. Dr. Teal’s Unscented Epsom Salt is made of pharmacy grade Magnesium Sulfate U.S.P. for whole body relief and wellness. It’s also a good way to detox.
GINGER TEA / SMOOTH MOVES TEA
Ginger is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory! If you feel a cold coming on, this could definitely help you ward it off. Ginger also helps indigestion and lower cholesterol and ease sore muscles. It really is a jack of all trades herb. Here are some benefits of its use. Ginger shots from your local juice store are always a good idea too. They almost instantly show health improvements. Smooth Moves tea will give you the gentle cleanse you may need. Unlike some laxatives, it has a smooth taste and works without the intense stomach cramps.
GOOD OLE FASHION VITAMINS
Don’t wait until you’re sick to take these. You should be taking them every day. Your body needs all of its nutrients when its time to fight off whatever sickness has landed in your home. Perhaps, everyone is sick except for you. Take some Vitamin C, Zinc, and a daily multivitamin! Your services are needed to get everyone else on the mend.
REST/ NATURAL OILS
Peppermint and eucalyptus are the oils that could help with congestion. They both have the healing properties. Peppermint is good for digestion and focuses to name a few. Eucalyptus is great for breaking a fever or respiratory health. Lavender is also a good oil to try. Its calming nature will help you achieve the rest you’ll need to get back to 100%.
VICKS VAPOR RUB AND A TOWEL
If your coughing and can’t stop, before you reach for the cough syrup, reach for some Vick’s vapor rub and a towel. Apply the rub to your neck and behind your ears. Then, wrap a towel around your neck and rest! That tickle in your throat will soon be gone and you’ll be counting sheep. This is my mom’s remedy! I’m sure it was passed down to her!
Natural remedies don’t mean that you shouldn’t take medicine! They just serve as an option to get you back to norm. They’re worth a try. Lastly, try not to google your symptoms. This only leads to intense apprehension and anxiety! Most importantly, head to a doctor to find out what you’re dealing with and how you can get better medicinally!