Monday, February 25, 2013

Cough and Cold Suffering Relief

It seems that everyone has been afflicted with the viral attacks currently circulating.  I have heard from many people who say that they have been bed ridden for several days.  Here are several videos sharing some very interesting sources of relief that are not the pharmaceutical drug based suppressants and decongestants.

Coughing Fix: How to Suppress an Annoying Cough

Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey Knock Out Any Cold!

Apple cider vinegar + honey = natural cough remedy

Using raw honey that is locally produced is a very important aspect of the honey remedies.  Cooking and pasteurization destroy many of the benefits of the honey.  Locally grown honey also has the benefit of assisting in relief from local allergens.

Another beneficial practice is nasal rinsing, using equal parts of table salt (NaCl) and Baking Soda.  A very safe level is 1/8 teaspoon of each dissolved in a cup of warm water.

Other natural aids for colds and especially head colds and sinus congestion and drainage include Bromelain and Wild Oil of Oregano.  The bromelain must be taken separately from meals or it will be utilized in the digestive process rather than absorbed and used as an anti-inflammatory. Turmeric and ginger can be consumed also as anti-inflammatory foods.  Turmeric aids in reducing headaches and heartburn as well.

For a list of such ingredients see What Are the Best Anti-Inflammatory Spices?.

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