2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
The air is getting fresher, the climate is getting cooler and the days are getting darker: Yes, the time has come, autumn is here! And with it the annoying flu germs. But there are home remedies for the common cold.
Colds, coughs, hoarseness, sore throats and limbs - many are currently struggling with these little ailments and there is only one fault for everything: autumn!
The only way not to risk a flu infection is to strengthen your immune system. But if you do get it, a few home remedies can help to get the cold under control:
To that To lower a fever, soak towels in lukewarm water and wrap them around your calves. Leave it there for about 15 minutes and repeat the whole thing about twice!
Grandma always knew: chicken soup is the only real thing! Chicken soup blocks certain white blood cells in the body that are responsible for the inflammatory process. Chicken soup also contains the important protein cysteine, which has an anti-inflammatory and decongestant effect on the mucous membranes. If you add a piece of ginger, chilli and / or black beans to the soup and cook it, you can even intensify the anti-inflammatory effect.
Head over the pot! A simple but extremely helpful recipe for colds is inhalations with chamomile and salt. The airways and mucous membranes are moistened, disinfected and mucus loosened, which makes breathing much easier. Ideally, you bring 2 liters of water to the boil, add a large handful of chamomile flowers (you can also use tea bags) and finally mix the whole thing with three heaping tablespoons of table salt. Cover your head with a towel, hold your face over the bowl and inhale deeply for 10 minutes.
Gargle: As a child you were forbidden to gargle with drinks, but when you are sick you can and should do it! Whether with sage tea or a special cough sore throat tea from the pharmacy. It is important that you gargle extensively with the warm liquid for 5 minutes several times a day. In addition, you should definitely not swallow the gargle, but rather spit it out, as this allows bacteria to be eliminated in the throat.
Linden blossom water: You need 1 teaspoon of linden blossom, 250 ml of boiling water and a cup. The boiling water is poured over the linden blossom, then you let the mixture steep for 5-7 minutes and finally strain it off. You should drink up to 5 cups of this per day. If you want, you can sweeten the tea with a little honey.
Sea buckthorn whole fruit juice: You can also add sea buckthorn juice to milk, warm water or various types of boiled tea every day and drink it. Tastes delicious and works wonders!
No sport, no hot full baths, no sauna, no cold: In return, however, a lot of bed rest, a lot of sleep, constant warmth and time out from stress, everyday life and work!