Well with the cold and flu season upon us it’s always good to have not only a warm cup of hot chocolate but a good and natural way to treat and get rid of the fevers and sniffles. Of course many people run to the medicine cabinet to pull out vitamins and decongestants but some of these commercial brands tend to do more harm than good and are even addictive to some.
The common cold can cause many different symptoms in different people and recognizing the symptoms of a cold will give you a head up on battling these evil viruses.
Rest of course ranks amongst the best ways to recover along with hot liquids like chicken soup and herbal teas (which are great in keeping your immune system strong against the virus) they are very helpful in relieving nasal congestion and will also help you in staying well hydrated.
A visit to a hot shower will be very helpful as this will also relieve your nasal passages and relax you for a good long bed rest. A good dab of mentholated salve under your nose will also relieve your nose and keep in free from mucus and the numbing effect will aid against the pain from rubbing your nose so much as well. Drinking water is probably the most important thing to do when trying to keep your organs well hydrated but also to keep flushing fluids through your system to get all those toxins out of you faster.
Antioxidants, a type of chemical in plants can aid in neutralizing free radicals and protect cells and boost your immune system. So eating foods high in antioxidants will help greatly. Many dieticians recommend taking daily multivitamins simply because people do not eat as much fruit and vegetable as they should eat especially during their sick days. By paying attention and keeping yourself aware of how to get through the cold and flu bouts you will be able to get through it faster and less painful.