Fevers, Colds and Coughs - Natural Herbal Remedies
There can be many different reasons for your body to develop a fever. The same stands true for a cough. Unless a doctor finds that the fever has a direct cause, the only thing you can really do for it is to treat the symptom, which is the fever itself. What’s your biggest issue?
For the common cold, there is no cure. All you can do when you catch a cold is to try your best alleviate the symptoms.
Many of the over the counter remedies that are offered can sometimes make you feel worse because they make you feel fuzzy-headed or they’ll make you feel dizzy.
Instead of reaching for the mass-produced medication, you can grow what you need to treat a fever, a cough or the common cold.
And because this is a natural method, you won’t have any of those annoying side effects that come with taking medication.
To treat a fever, the bark of the willow tree is good for this. Just like it treats headaches, it can also reduce your fever.
Again, the reason for this is because the bark of the tree is like aspirin with the properties it contains. But another natural remedy you can use that you can grow yourself is sunflowers.
These plants make a great addition to a garden because of their beauty and multi-purpose usefulness.
The seeds from the plant can be eaten and they contain helpful qualities like some of the B vitamins, folate and zinc. Plus, they fight against cancer cells.
They’re hardy and easy to grow. It’s the leaves of the plant that can be use to make a tea that lowers fevers.
Besides treating the fever, the sunflower is also helpful for reducing ailments such as a cough and a cold. So if you have a fever that’s associated with a cold, then you’re getting two-fold relief with one plant.
Chamomile is another plant that you can grow that’s helpful in reducing fevers. These flowering plants look like daisies but they’re not exactly the same. They’re very hardy and easy to grow.
They can be grown indoors but also flourish outside. The plant can be taken in a tea form and is good for not only reducing fever but in the treatment of a cold as well.
When you have a cold, even though it’s not a serious ailment, it can make you feel pretty miserable. Sunflowers can be used to treat this and so can ginseng. This plant is associated with Chinese medicine and has a long history of helping to treat ailments.
What this plant does when used is it triggers the immune system to battle the ailment. As a result of the power of this plant, the people who use it end up not being down with a cold or cough for the same length of time as someone who didn't use ginseng.
One of the annoying symptoms that always seems to come along with getting a cold is all that congestion that just makes you feel miserable.
You don’t have to put up with that if you grow your own medicinal plants.
Peppermint is a decongestant that contains menthol, which is the ingredient you’ll see in many of the over the counter medications that are used to treat cold symptoms.
A surprising plant that’s effective with a cold is parsley. This plant helps to minimize the symptoms and it stimulates your immune system at the same time.
While these plants can be grown outdoors, they are attractive to outdoor animals like rabbits so you’ll want to protect against that.
Besides treatment for colds, this plant is great for relieving the symptoms associated with UTIs.
There’s nothing as annoying as a cough that comes along with a cold.
Because what happens is often long after the cold is gone, the cough will stubbornly remain in place. That’s because your upper respiratory system has been irritated.
Fennel is a plant that belongs with the celery family and is effective for treating coughs. This plant needs a lot of sunlight.
It can be grown indoors but is better suited for outside gardening.
Not only will you find this plant useful for treating coughs, but it can be a tasty addition to meals as well.
Anise is a small growing plant that’s perfect for growing indoors.
To use this plant to treat a cough, you would use the seeds.
After mashing the seeds, you would let them steep as if you were making a tea. Drinking the liquid calms a cough.
Thyme is also successfully used to treat coughing. This is a sturdy plant that grows easily.
It’s a perennial plant and can be used to make a tea that helps to get rid of your cough.
The reason that this plant works well is because it calms muscle spasms. When you cough, especially repeatedly, this is caused by smooth muscle spasms.
The thyme relaxes those muscles so you don’t feel like you have to cough.
As a reminder, it is essential to keep in mind that various natural health guide or home remedies work in a different way for different individuals.
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