5 Alternatives For Winter Ailments
Many refer to the Winter season, especially in colder climates and regions, to be, the cold, and flu season! Although, there is no known cure, either conventional or alternative, for the so – called, common cold, many seek, something to ease the discomfort, and symptoms of the malady. There is also, no cure, for the flu, but, flu vaccinations, generally, significantly, reduce the risk. However, many are looking for some sort of alternatives, to ease the day – to – day, ailments and discomforts, associated with that season. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 possible, alternative approaches.
- Echinacea: Echinacea is a native, North American coneflower, which has been used, for years, for a variety of home remedies. The first benefit is believed to be, helping to boost the immune system, and, many use it, for the common cold. It stimulates the system, and some of its components, include: Vitamin C; flavanoids; inulin; essential oils; etc. Some studies have indicated, using quality echinacea, may reduce the chance of catching a common cold, by between 50 and 60%, as well as reducing the duration, by as much as one and a half days, once you catch one.
Wild harvested oregano: Compounds in oregano, have been shown, to have effective, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties, which are a significant reason, there are so many purported benefits. Because of the high level of carvacrol, oregano oil may be able to help fight several types of bacteria. Some other benefits, many believe exist, include: reducing inflammations; relieving pain/ discomfort; providing beneficial antioxidants; etc.
Homeopathics: Homeopathy, and homeopathic remedies, have been used, worldwide, successfully, for ages! One of the major advantages, is, there is little, to no, contra – indications, with these treatments and remedies. There are numerous studied remedies, including: Arsenicum album (for someone with frequent colds, sore throats, and chest issues; Belladonna; Eupatorium perfollatum; Ferrus phosphoricum; Gelsemium; Nux vomica; etc. The more you read about, and understand, these options, the more, you might understand!
Vitamin supplementation: There are conflicting studies about using Vitamin C, to address, frequency, and/ or, symptoms of colds, but, many feel strongly, and believe there are benefits. Few will suffer by taking these, because they are water – soluble, and our bodies, will expel, whatever it doesn’t need, and use.
Other options: Items, such as zinc, garlic, probiotics, chicken soup, etc, have many, who believe, they are effective, in this usage. Before using, discuss with a trusted health professional, and know/ understand, potential benefits, as well as risks, etc.
Know your options, and make a more – informed decision! It’s time for you, to advocate, effectively, for yourself!