Natural Health Solutions Can Help When Medications Cannot

— Posted in Alternative Medicine

There are plenty of alternatives to pill popping when you feel the flu setting in. Sometimes just taking precautions against germs will help you stay well. Obviously sometimes, even if you do everything right, you get sick anyway and without any warning start feeling like the people you see awake all night in the cold and flu medication ads on television. Don’t give in to the urge to drug yourself so much that you just sleep through your bout of the flu. Sure it’s tempting but there are better ways to help yourself feel better and to get over your flu. If you are looking for something to help ease your cold and flu symptoms and to, hopefully, cure your cold completely there are plenty of natural options available. Read on to learn about some natural health ways of fighting the flu.

There are elements in chicken soup that make it a good cure for the common cold, even scientists will admit it! Many people find that eating some chicken soup when they first feel sick is all they need to feel better, which makes sense because chicken soup is full of ingredients that are beneficial for your system (the vegetables and nutrients and the chicken are really good for you), so it is only natural that you reach for the soup first and the over the counter medications last.

Garlic is a great and healthy addition to your diet. Taking up to 1500 mgs of garlic a day (500 mgs three times a day) is one of the best ways to ensure that the garlic can really get into your system to work its magic. 500 mgs of garlic is about the same as a clove of garlic. If you don’t want to take a tablet to get your 500mgs, just include a clove of garlic into each meal you cook. It’s easy to keep garlic on hand-bottles of the spice are relatively inexpensive and garlic flowers are even cheaper. Five days is the maximum amount that you should do the 500mgs 3 times a day routine. Your doctor should be called if you spend more than five days feeling very sick.

Eating and drinking foods that contain ginseng is also smart. 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.

Instead of waiting until you come down with a cold to go out and get some ginseng, start eating ginseng infused foods now so that you can possibly hold off the illness altogether. When you feel a cold starting to hit you, brew some hot ginseng tea. Ginseng will help boost your immune system so that it can beat back the flu and the hot water in the tea will help relax your throat and sinuses and give you some immediate physical relief. There are quite a few varieties of natural health remedies to help you get better when you are sick. Why spend a bunch of money on over the counter medication when you probably already own all of the cures that you need? This article does not advocate ignoring your doctor but does encourage you to try some natural health remedies if at all possible.