Whether a common cold or the flu, it's never fun when one gets ill. But before reaching for highly medicated solutions, here are some natural remedies that could help ease the symptoms to help you transition back to your normal self.
Probiotics. Gut health is an often overlooked part of your overall well being. Your digestive tract plays a major role in how you’re feeling mentally and physically. Getting rid of build ups and toxins will help immensely to strengthen your body's defense. It’s important to eat probiotic rich fermented foods daily; foods such as sauerkraut, pickled red beets or kimchi. Even if you're not a fan of these foods, there a still probiotic supplements you can take to help maintain gut health.
Vitamin C is a key player in boosting your immune system. It doesn’t necesssrily rid you of the cold or flu, but can help reduce the severity or shorten the duration of the cold by giving the immune system a little boost.
Oregano oil is fragrant herb that has been used for medicinal purposes throughout ancient times. It's a natural antibiotic that contains Carvacrol, which is known to help fight some bacteria.
Hot toddies — the alcohol free kind. We recommend a blend of ginger, lemon, turmeric and a little pepper for heat. These ingredients help battle sniffles, and aches and pain away. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory known to aid digestion and ease nausea. Lemon is known for its detoxifying and alkalizing effects. It’s also loaded with vitamin C and helps boost the immune system while helping with bowel movements. Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, pepper can help boost metabolism and circulation.
Salt Water? If you start to feel a little tickle in your throat, don't reach for the heavily medicated cough syrups just yet. First try gargling with some warm, salt water. Dissolve half a teaspoon in warm 8 oz glass and gargle away.
Finally, if you need some natural remedies on the go, be sure to introduce yourself to Spike Sniffles and Tilly Tummy a perfect addition to your natural regiment. Formulated to comfort sniffly ah-choos and tummy upsets and made with 100% pure essential oils, safely diluted for kids with fractionated coconut oil. Both are available in super convenient sizes — you can just toss in your pockets or a backpack and off you go!