Ah, the common cold. Just when you thought you had your health under control, a pesky cold comes along to ruin everything. But did you know that there are actually herbal cures for the common cold that have been proven to work? Here are four of the best:
Echinacea is a flowering plant that is native to North America. The plants’ purple flowers have been used for centuries by Native Americans to treat everything from colds and flu to headaches and toothaches. And modern science has backed up these traditional uses; studies have shown that echinacea can help reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly two days!
Ginger is a root that is native to Asia and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia. It is commonly used to treat nausea and vomiting, but it can also be effective in treating cold symptoms like sore throat and congestion. One study found that ginger helped to relieve sore throat pain just as effectively as ibuprofen!
Honey has been used as a medicinal treatment for centuries, and for good reason; it actually does work! Honey has been shown to be an effective cough suppressant, and it can also help improve sleep quality during times of sickness. Just make sure to use raw, unprocessed honey for the best results.
Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant, which is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint. Peppermint oil has a refreshing, cooling effect when applied topically, making it ideal for treating headache pain. It can also be helpful in relieving congestion and clearing sinuses. Simply inhale the oil directly from the bottle or add a few drops to a diffuser to enjoy its benefits.
We hope this information has added some positive enrichment to your life. We are always here to help with any questions or concerns that you may have. Please contact us for more information. Have a wonderful, healthy day!
Information Disclaimer: The following statements are for educational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the FDA. We encourage you to speak with your preferred medical advisor to determine if this information is right for you. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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