A cold is probably not very serious, but having a cold for 5 to 8 days, which usually lasts the cold, is really painful. At first we have a sore throat, then we sneeze, then the nose begins to run, and fills with bad luck, feels feverish, awkward and especially tired. And then we cough. Your nose sinks, your nose is clogged? Do you have trouble sleeping or breathing? You sneeze constantly? You have a cold!
A COLD WITH RUNNY NOSE
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The common cold is caught in contact with infected people or object.Extremely contagious, the common cold that affects the upper respiratory tract, is alas very common.The alternation of heat and cold also facilitates the transmission of the virus, especially if our organism is already somewhat weakened.
IS IT REALLY A COLD
Sneezing, sore throat, cough, runny nose, stuffy nose, headache, fever and tiredness state are the first symptoms of the common cold.
NATURAL REMEDIES OR GRANDMOTHER’S TRICKS TO CURE A COLD OR STOP A RUNNY NOSE
– Sage in inhalation
In a saucepan, bring to a boil 1 liter of water with a handful of dried sage leaves.
Leave a little cool.
Then cover or towel on the head, breathe for 5 minutes the steam that the plant exudes.
– Essential oils
Pour a few drops of essential oil of eucalyptus, thyme or rosemary (these are potent antiseptics) into a saucepan of boiling water, place your nose over the pan, the head covered with a (Be careful, do not burn yourself!) Then for about ten minutes, breathe in the vapor of the solution.
– Thyme infusion
The herbal tea with thyme helps relieve disorders due to cold ( r hume , flu, aches, chills, sore throat ), to soothe sore throats to coughs and thus breathe better during the winter.
Because it is rich in phenol, thyme, an antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant and stomach plant, which has antiviral properties, is particularly effective against the common cold.
HOW TO MAKE A THYME HERBAL TEA
In a cup pour boiling water over two teaspoons of thyme .Let steep
5 minutes (after infusion in thyme may become bitter!)
Sweeten your infusion with a little honey, and why not squeeze half a lemon into it.Drink 3 to 4 cups of thyme infusion a day, but no benefit
– Ginger tea
In a cup cut 5 thin slices of ginger previously peeled with a knife, or grate the ginger then pour simmering water on it.
Leave to infuse for about ten minutes.
The longer you let infuse, the more the “spicy” side of the ginger will come out.Filter (otherwise the herbal tea will taste too strongly).
Succeed or not with honey, just when drinking.
It is possible to prepare for a whole day the infusion of ginger (not more than 4 cups per day) provided to filter it, then to pour it, well boiling in a thermos.
– Plantain tea
Plantain relieves the cold and has an expectorant action.
In a cup pour boiling water over 1.5 g of dried leaves on boiling water.
Drink 4 cups a day from Plantain
– Ivy climbing herbal tea
The climbing ivy helps to clear the airways and treats the symptoms of bronchial inflammation.
In a cup, pour boiling water over 1.5 g fresh leaves of climbing ivy.
Drink 2 to 3 cups per 24 hours of climbing ivy.
– Niaouli essential oil tea
The niaouli is a decongestant useful to relieve the stuffy nose, in case of colds or flu.
Add 2 drops of essential oil in an infusion.
– Grog with a cinnamon
Throw in half a liter of water a piece of cinnamon, two cloves.
Boil for 10 minutes then add the juice of a lemon, a spoon of honey (acacia) and a tablespoon of rum.
– Lemon Grog
Pour into a glass a teaspoon of lemon juice, a washer of ciron, half a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of rum.
Add boiling water. Drink as soon as possible.
CLEANING THE AIR
– Eucalyptus essential oil
Pour on a damp sponge towel, which you will place on a radiator, a few drops essential oil of eucalyptus
– Eucalyptus leaves
Or pour into a saucepan half a liter of water a nice handful of eucalyptus le
aves, bring to a boil a few minutes, then leave the pan on a hot heater.
CARING FOR THE COLD BY WASHING YOUR NOSE
– Sodium bicarbonate solution
Pour 1 liter of hot water into a bottle, add two tablespoons of coarse salt and a large teaspoon of baking soda.
Close the bottle and shake it to mix well.
Fill a pear or large dropper with this solution, and above a wash basin, while you plug a nostril with your finger, instill the liquid into the other, directing the jet towards the back of the head.
Vacuum the water.
Do not hesitate to spit out the solution if it runs down your throat.
Repeat the operation, one nostril after another, four times a day, and especially before going to bed.
Be careful after washing your nose.
– Saline and lemon solution
The sodium bicarbonate solution may be replaced by physiological saline with clay water and a few drops of pressed lemon.
– Solution to clay water
Recipe for clay water
In a glass pour 2 teaspoons of clay (about 5 grams) dilute in mineral water.
Then let the glass cool a few hours (in the morning for example).
Do not use the clay deposit but only the water at the top.
– Water and sea salt
Wash your nose 2 to 3 times a day with boiled warm water in which you will have melted sea salt.
CURE THE COLD WITH CAMPHOR OIL
– Camphor oil in friction
Thicken the thorax and back, throat the cleavage, back and feet with a balm based on camphor oil like “Tiger balm”
– Camphor oil under the nostrils
Clear your airways with camphor by applying a small amount of cream to your nostrils. Breathe deeply to clear the airways.
– The trick of Patricia: the essential oil of lavender
Another trick that works very well, which I tested:
Make inhalations with lavender essential oil.
Pour into a bowl five drops of essential oil (organic) preferably and add boiling water, then inhale for ten to fifteen minutes, two to three times a day.
I have only done it twice yesterday and twice today, and it is already much better.
My nose gradually emerges and I blow my nose more easily.
THE TRICK OF SUPER-REMEDY
My remedy against the cold is a delicious herbal tea based on 5 cloves 1c with thyme c a handful of eucalyptus and a large stick of cinnamon to mix it with 1 liter of hot water then sweet if possible with honey of thyme.
Do not sweeten the tea too hot, to avoid removing all the virtues of honey.
Succeed rather when the herbal tea is lukewarm.
Drink several times a day.
In case of sore throat in a glass? Mix honey (rosemary) with the juice of an untreated lemon.
Warm up to 10 seconds at maximum power.
Drink it all very hot.
The essential oil of ravintsara
A few drops of essential oil from Ravintsara under the nose the forehead and the throat are doing wonders for an early cold.
Beyond 15 days of cold, especially if the symptoms worsen, it is strongly advised to consult.
A badly treated cold can lead to ear infections, sinusitis or bronchitis.
If your nose is running and you have pain only in the throat, it is a cold or a rhinitis
If you have a headache, if you have fever and body aches, probably it is a flu-like condition.
True influenza is a viral disease that affects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, trachea, bronchial tubes), but most often causes high fever, body aches, headaches and a strong cough.
THE COLD STARTS: ACT QUICKLY!
When the first sneezing occurs, immediately take 2 g of vitamin C.Complete the treatment with a tablet of paracetamol or aspirin.
If this treatment is not enough to stop the cold, it will be necessary to continue to take daily for 5 to 6 days, 1 gram of vitamin C, in effervescent tablets or to suck.
Of course, antihistamines or even anti- colic medications are essential for treating colds. But only the doctor or pharmacist can prescribe or advise you.
If you want to sleep well, and it’s never easy when you have a cold, do not take vitamin C after 17 hours!
HIGH COLD: HOW DO I GET RID OF IT?
WASH YOUR NOSE EVERY DAY WITH A SEA WATER SPRAY
It is the indispensable gesture to limit the inflammation in the nasal mucous membranes and dislodge the virus. Rich in mineral salts, these products help to recreate a healthier and less inflamed mucus. If the nose continues to flow, drop 3 drops of essential oil of ravintsara on a handkerchief and breathe deeply, one nostril after another.
FIGHTING FATIGUE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
To hold the day without being completely knocked out, Dr. Philippe Goëb, aroma therapist, suggests trying the invigorating essential oil of ravintsara. 3 drops on a neutral tablet or in honey, 3 times a day. It is also possible to use it for rubbing back and thorax at the rate of one to two purr drops directly on the skin.
HEALING WITH GRANULES
On the first symptoms, take 3 granules of Allium Cepa 5CH 5 times a day for 2 days (and not more!). 3 pra co day bulbs can also help with their anti-infectious and anti-fatigue effects.
DRINKING ANTI-MICROBIAL HERBAL TEAS
3 to 4 cups a day of thyme infusion, sariette and oregano in equal proportions fight infectious agents.
MODIFY (A LITTLE) HIS HYGIENE OF LIFE
Some small adjustments can help to recover faster.- Prefer sulphurous compounds (garlic, onions, leeks, …) that boost immunity.- Try to eat products of the cabbage family (green, broccoli, brussels , …) hyper concentrated in nutrients. – Think of grafting anti-inflammatory ginger rhizome on your dishes. If sweating helps to eliminate toxins via the skin, it’s best to go gently with the sport.
RECOVER WITH GRAPE FRUIT SEED EXTRACT OR ROYAL JELLY
According to Caroline Gayet, dietician and phytotherapist, “this product is a must in the winter that should all have in its pharmacy: anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it is very useful to prevent or recover from bronchitis, a cold Or a gastrointestinal “. To take in the form of drops in a glass of water morning and evening (a bit bitter to the taste), variable dose (10 to 50 drops / j) according to the labs. Refer to the doses indicated. Alternatively, turn to royal jelly tonic and restorative. A cure of 3 weeks makes it possible to recover from the physical and psychological fatigue following an infection (royal jelly and vitamin C, Floressance).
If you too have recently crossed paths of one of the 100 viruses that can cause a cold, it is a safe bet that you are not really at the top right now. To treat yourself, bet on natural products! Essential oils, herbal teas, homeopathic granules, Used wisely, they are very effective in limiting symptoms, regaining tone and accelerating healing.