Staying well and fighting off illnesses does not have to be expensive. Your house is probably already well stocked with plenty of natural items you can use to help yourself feel better. Many people think that all they need to get better is to go to the store, buy some medication and hooray! You’re healed! Natural health remedies can help you stay well, save you money and save you quite a lot of time that would otherwise be spent trying to decide which over the counter medication would do the most good.
Everybody knows they need between six and eight glasses of water each day but you can use water as more than something to quench your thirst. There is more to headache relief than simply taking some aspirin or ibuprofen-water is also a fantastic headache combatant. Many headaches start because of dehydration. Simply drinking some water can cause that headache to fade. Water can be used for more than simple hydration. A natural way to break a fever is to have the person with the fever sit in a hot tub of water for a little while (while keeping a cool compress on his or her head). The hot water helps to relax the muscles and induce sweating. Sweating is good because it is how your body will get rid of the toxins causing the fever and bring your temperature down.
There are lots of ways that you can increase your vitamin C intake! A great source of Vitamin C is the leafy green vegetable you usually avoid. This is good news because it means you have a variety of options available to help you combat an impending flu! Oranges are not the only citrus fruit that contains vitamin C!
Another great source of vitamin C is the bell pepper, so why not chop or slice some up and add them to your meals? Adding bell peppers to your meals won’t just enhance the flavor of the food it gives you the nutrients you need to build a strong body that is able to fight off illness.
Eating and drinking foods that contain ginseng is also smart. Ginseng is easy to find-it is available in the natural supplement section of your grocery store and lots of teas have it infused in them as well.
Don’t wait until you feel the flu coming on to get some, stock up on ginseng teas and drinks the next time you go grocery shopping–that way you’ll be prepared the next time you catch a bug. When you feel a cold starting to hit you, brew some hot ginseng tea. The ginseng will be great for your system and the warmth of the tea can do wonders for a sore throat and clogged sinus passages. There are plenty of herbal and other natural health solutions to choose from when you aren’t feeling well. There is no reason to shove a bunch of chemicals into your system if you don’t have to! Natural health is a great option for those who can take advantage of it, but it is important to listen to any directions that your doctor has given you.