How To Get Rid Of Colds Naturally.
Echinacea is antibiotic in nature and an incredibly amazing remedy for all signs of low immune function such as colds, frequent infections and runny nose. This herb boosts the immune system by increasing the production of disease fighting cells, such as phagocytes, and leukocytes, which help get rid of colds fast.
Note: Do not use if you are allergic to closely related plants, such as ragweed, asters, and chrysanthemums. Echinacea is also not recommended for use by pregnant women. Long term use of the herb is not recommended for anybody.
How to use Echinacea for colds
1-Add one teaspoon of Echinacea herb in a cup of boiling water. Steep for at least 10 minutes. Strain and drink warm. Drink this tea twice or three times a day.
2-Echincea is also available in capsules and tincture. Consult your health care provider for the amount of dosage required.
Goldenseal is incredibly amazing herb for upper respiratory problems and particularly beneficial for sore throat. This herb is believed to strengthen the immune system and combat viruses too. Goldenseal is recommended to take with herb Echinacea for added effectiveness.
Note: Goldenseal in any form is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use if you have a history of cardiovascular diseases, glaucoma, or diabetes.
How to use goldenseal for colds
1-To prepare goldenseal tea, pour two cups of hot steaming water over a teaspoon of the dried powdered goldenseal root. Let it steep for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and drink a cup once a day and use no more than a week. You can add a tablespoon of honey as goldenseal is very bitter.
2-You can also take goldenseal supplement if dried or powdered herb is not available. It is recommended to take 175 to 350 milligrams twice or three times a day for about a week.
Maitake mushroom is another great remedy to ally colds and other related infections. This magic mushroom contains great amount of chemicals called polysaccharides which are thought to stimulate the immune system to release infection fighting components, such as macrophages, and T cells.
How to use Maitake mushroom for colds
1-check the label for instructions.