Seven of folk remedies for colds
In fact, such a superficial attitude towards their health is not justified. The body needs help in the fight against the disease at least in order to avoid complications. Then pay attention to the time-tested folk remedies.
Remedy 1: The most simple - tea
Brewed black tea, it is added lemon and honey instead of sugar. The drink is used in a dosage of "the more, the better." It should not be piping hot and moderately warm. If discomfort in the throat, not only honey is added to the tea, but very slowly resolving, not drinking.
How it works: warm liquid (as well as the combined effect of tannin and caffeine) will expand the blood vessels and activates perspiration. Lemon - a natural antiseptic, also rich in vitamin C. Honey, thanks to the activity of enzymes, has a bactericidal effect, promotes the assimilation of vitamins and normalizes metabolism.
Tool 2: The most delicious - Raspberry
Raspberry tea (100 grams fresh raspberries, 2 tablespoons jam, leaves or dried fruits per cup of boiling water for 15-25 minutes) - excellent diaphoretic and antipyretic.
The main principles of treatment of any cold:
much warm drink to reduce toxicity and prevent the increase of blood viscosity;
stimulate sweating to resume normal thermoregulation and detoxifying;
fortification (Vitamin C is particularly important) for the maintenance of the immune response;
not to shoot down the temperature below 38 degrees;
regularly ventilate the room for fresh air.
How it works: Raspberries contain natural aspirin - salicylic acid. It has a mild, in comparison with aspirin, and the action does not cause stomach ulcers. In addition, the tannins in its leaves and fruit hamper the development of local inflammatory processes. Therefore, raspberry tea can not only drink, but also to rinse their throats. Also in raspberries, as well as in other traditional means of cough, a lot of vitamin C.
Tool 3: The most fragrant - garlic
Garlic pulp or juice mixed with honey in the ratio 1: 1 and take 1-2 teaspoons twice a day with a glass of water. Also, in the amount of garlic 3-4 cloves can be ground, pour a glass of water and boil for 15-20 minutes. It turns out "shock" for inhalation (breathing, eyes closed). Bury garlic juice in the nose, in spite of numerous recommendations, it is not necessary, as this may cause a burn mucous. Garlic really helps relieve stuffy nose. To do this, it must be crushed, wrapped in a bandage and hold each nostril for 5-7 minutes.
How it works: In a lot of garlic volatile production - a kind of natural antibiotics.
Tool 4: very white - milk
Per liter of milk add 4-5 tablespoons of honey, half a teaspoon of vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon, a few peas allspice and bay leaf. The mixture is brought to a boil and infuse for about 5 minutes.
How it works: Milk contains tryptophan, necessary for the synthesis of a powerful sedative - serotonin. In addition, milk contains a lot of useful enzymes, which support the immune system.
Tool 5: mulled wine
The red sweet wine (1 liter), add the cloves, pepper, 3-4 tablespoons of sugar (preferably honey), a half teaspoon of nutmeg. Cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom - to taste. Then cut savory apple, lemon and add them to the spiced wine. Bring to a boil mulled wine, insisting 15-25 minutes and drink warm. This drink - a perfect prophylactic against colds.
How it works: the wine - a good antiseptic, in addition, it is rich in natural amino acids and vitamins. In turn, the spice has a warming effect and improve blood circulation, and sour apple and lemon a lot of vitamin C. Healing properties of mulled wine gives the whole complex of its components. This strong liquor to be treated is not necessary. They are weakened body will do more harm than good.
Tool 6: the most extreme - starvation
Some adherents of fasting advised at the first sign of a cold completely give up eating for a period of 2 to 4 days. The fluid you can drink.
How it works: it is believed that the lack of food activates the body's defenses, directs them all to fight the disease. However, traditional medicine to such a method of treating viral infections is extremely negative, because during the cold need extra fluid intake, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. In terms of their reaction to the deficit weakened organism can be unpredictable.
Tool 7: the sharpest - red pepper
It is believed that the first use of pepper with a cold steel ancient Indian healers. The recipe is simple: chew half of red hot pepper, and wash it down with 50 grams of vodka or add vodka teaspoon ground pepper, and drink it in one gulp. Minus the method - it is not suitable for children and adults suffering from diseases of the heart and liver. However, they can be added to tea pepper.
How it works: The chilli pepper has a vasodilator effect. In addition, he - source of vitamin C. The vodka in this recipe acts as an anesthetic. It smooths out unpleasant sensations of burning pepper. A small amount of alcohol as vasodilatation, resulting in improved blood flow, and for a time, the overall health
Choosing a tool to combat the common cold, it is worth remembering that of the natural product has contraindications. Honey - is diabetes. People suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract have to be careful with lemon, red pepper and garlic. Decoction of raspberry does not fit the core and high blood pressure. Thus, chronic diseases or very bad state of health, not self-medicate and when the first sign of a cold, consult a doctor.