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Top natural remedies to fight winter colds

Saturday, October 26, 2013 by: Yanjun
Tags: winter colds, natural remedies, willow bark tea

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(NaturalNews) Winter cold and herbal therapeutics are seemingly synonymous and rightly so. When the cold winter months threaten, cold weather has a way of lowering the body's immunities. When this condition develops, the body is more vulnerable to such things as congested sinus's and sinus infections and variants of colds and flues, and aching muscles. There are herbal teas and essential oils that can be utilized in various ways even as sprays. It is essential to bolster your immune system to protect yourself against any virus that you may come in physical contact with.

Isabelle Pacchioni, co-author of a guide to aromatherapy states, "Breathing in essential oils like pine, eucalyptus, paperbark tree and ravintsara is a great way to cleanse from the inside ". Her point is to employ a spray comprising a blend of essential oils with antiseptic attributes.

Ginseng an Alternative energy Boost

If you are waking up in the morning or constantly tired and struggling to focus then ginseng may be the answer for revitalization. Fresh ginseng can be toilsome to encounter and if you are thinking about growing, it be ready to wait about four to six years before you can gather a harvest of roots. The effortless course would be to consider ginseng as a supplement. It is already pre-measured so no guessing on dosage while merely following directions on the label.

Bolster your Defenses with Quinine

At the early stages of the flue systems strike, a hot tisane or tea of quinine made from cinchona bark offers a first defense. To do so, pour boiling water on 1g of quinine bark steep it for about 10 minutes before straining. You can also get cinchona bark as an extract in capsules and follow label directions.

Pelletier and Caventou pharmacists differentiated a key active ingredient in cinchona bark in 1820, using the ingredient quinine for treatment of light fevers. Cinchona bark is currently used in the treatment for the lack of appetite in some people.

Sooth a Fever or Headaches with Willow

Along with colds and flues, fevers and headaches become a common denominator and being uncomfortable is often an understatement. With these symptoms, as long as they are not too severe, you can take willow bark to help relieve these symptoms. Willow is available as a supplement or preparing a tea of willow bark tea can ensue as an effectual thanks to a property of willow bark termed salicin that is a glucoside. This natural substance functions the same manner as aspirin.

Christopher Vasey, a naturopath and author states, "Like most symptoms, a fever is actually evidence that your immune system is fighting back an infection," This denotes it is not adequate to merely lower your temperature and alleviate the symptoms. In order to remain in the utmost physical condition you should receive a great deal of rest and give attention to your overall health.

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About the author:
Sofiya has written articles on most health-related topics, including traditional medicine, alternative and naturopathic and natural treatments,health insurance, wellness, medical marijuana, diets and fitness.

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