You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get over a cold. It’s likely that you keep plenty of natural health cures in your home already-you just don’t know it yet! It’s easy to run out to the drug store and grab a few boxes of medication when you feel the sniffles set in because it feels like the drugs are a magical cure. You’re better in minutes! Natural health remedies can help you stay well, save you money and save you quite a lot of time that would otherwise be spent trying to decide which over the counter medication would do the most good.
Believe it or not, onions are great for your health! One of the most famous cold and flu remedies is a syrupy substance made of onions and honey. Dredge some onion slices in a bowl filled with honey and let them sit. Make sure that the two are mixed well together and let it sit overnight. Eat one spoon full of the syrup once every three hours or so for a few days and your cold or flu should get better! Onions go well with most food, why not add some to each of your meals? Using salve is a great natural remedy. Whether you have sinus issues or chest congestion, salve is a great help. The herbs, spices, and other plants that are used in natural salves can help you fight off your cold or flu, break up your congestion and can even bring down a fever. If you don’t have the time to make a salve from scratch, vaporub is a natural health alternative that is worth looking into. Salves work wonders because they can be put to work on a variety of places on the body and they do a variety of helpful things.
Ginseng is a very important natural health ingredient. Getting your hands on ginseng is not difficult-a lot of the teas you already drink are probably infused with this element and you can also find it in the herbal section of your grocery 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. The ginseng will be great for your system and the warmth of the tea can do wonders for a sore throat and clogged sinus passages. Getting well when you have the flu or a cold could be as simple as choosing the right natural health remedy. Don’t take a bunch of chemical based “cures” when there are better options available. While we would never advocate ignoring doctor’s orders, if you aren’t suffering from a major illness why not save yourself some time (and side effects) and treat your cold or flu naturally?