When the summer comes to an end and the climate becomes damp and cold, that is the time when many people announce a cold
with a sniffling nose, a hoarse voice and a scratchy throat and a slight cough. The reason for this: the body, when it is too cold, cannot resist the invading pathogens. Viruses are the cause of the typical cold symptoms in the upper airways, and since the mucous membranes of the airways act as a kind of filter against the viruses that are inhaled, the first signs of inflammation also appear here. To prevent a mild cold from developing into a severe flu, enlist the healing powers of nature
Tip 1: Sweat at the first sign
- Cold tea made from linden blossom supports the body. To do this, simply pour 250 ml of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of lime blossom and then let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Then add 8 tablespoons of salt and thyme to a hot full bath. For this purpose, a decoction of 50 g thyme is prepared, which is added to the bath water. It is important that the bath should not be warmer than 40 degrees, otherwise you could get circulatory problems!
- Bathing should not be longer than 10-15 minutes, as this allows the body to absorb enough heat. This method is particularly effective just before you go to bed.
Tip 2: Scratch your throat
- If you suffer from a sore throat, sage tea is helpful because it has an anti-inflammatory effect. To do this, simply pour 250 ml of boiling water over half a teaspoon of sage leaves and then leave to steep for 10 minutes.
Tip 3: Cough
- Here you should reach for the linden blossom tea. To do this, pour 2 teaspoons of linden blossoms with 250ml of hot water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
- If you suffer from a dry cough, then thyme has proven its worth. Simply pour 2 teaspoons of thyme with 250 ml of boiling water and then cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
Tip 4: the cold tea
- Eucalyptus has a decongestant and expectorant effect on the mucous membrane in the upper airways. For such a cold tea, pour 250 ml of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of eucalyptus leaves and then strain after about 10 minutes. It is best to drink this mixture 3 times a day.
- Headaches, dizziness and exhaustion can be combated with lemon balm. Pour a cup of hot water over 1 teaspoon of lemon balm leaves and let stand for 5 minutes. Then strain and drink this mixture twice a day.
- You can strengthen the immune system and loosen mucus with ginger. Simply cut 7 thin slices from a fresh ginger root and add them to a liter of water with 2 slices of lemon. Cover and cook for 10 minutes! If you suffer from very sensitive mucous membranes, you should use less ginger and shorten the cooking time.
Tip 5: Inhalation bath with sage
- Sage or sage leaves have a decongestant and anti-inflammatory effect! Boil 3 tablespoons of sage leaves with 1.5 liters of water and then remove from the stove. Then cover the mixture and let it stand for about 10 - 15 minutes and then let it cool down a bit. Then pull a towel over the pot and head and breathe in and out slowly through your mouth.