Natural Remedies for Flu and Cold Viruses
Natural Remedies for Flu and Cold Viruses
Flu and Cold viruses each cause upper respiratory congestion—a runny nose, sneezing, sinus congestion, a scratchy throat. Both can produce a cough, but flus tend to linger in the lower respiratory tract.
Colds typically come on gradually, and their symptoms concentrate in the upper respiratory tract.
Influenza—it ambushes you. In addition to attacking the upper respiratory tract and migrating down, flu brings on a headache, muscle aches, fever, chills, exhaustion, and loss of appetite. You generally feel awful.
Symptoms start to go after two to five days, although weakness and fatigue may linger for a couple of weeks.
Many viruses, all of them highly contagious, cause flu and cold symptoms. Each virus can undergo subtle changes to outwit our immune defenses, so flus and colds keep returning.
Because no one has found a cure for these viruses, most doctors treat them with medicines designed to relieve symptoms. In some cases, these medicines may either interfere with the healing process or be inappropriate for the condition.
At Roscore Clinic we treat flu and cold symptoms with our own blend of herbs that will enhance immunity, combat viruses, and/ or reduce symptoms. We use Natural remedies for Flu and Cold Viruses.
A growing body of research shows that herbs can help us during the flu and cold season. These herbal remedies can boost immunity to prevent illness or support the body’s natural fighting tendencies, shortening the time we spend suffering.
Emmett Walsh, Medical Herbalist at Roscore Clinic, believes that the combination of herbs he uses are the best for fending off and treating flus and colds.
One of the main herbs that Emmet uses is Echinacea.
Echinacea is a native North American coneflower that was discovered and used as a traditional herbal remedy for more than 400 years by the Great Plains Indian tribes. Technically classified as an herb, several species of the Echinacea plant are used to make medicine from its flowers, leaves, and roots.
This herb has the ability to enhance general immunity. It stimulates white blood cells, one of the body’s first lines of defense against illness; increases production of interferon and other virus-fighting substances; and increases immune cells’ ability to engulf and destroy invading microbes.
Echinacea Boosts the Immune System
A recent study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, the University of Connecticut determined that:
- Echinacea cuts the chances of catching a common cold by 58 percent.
- Echinacea reduces the duration of the common cold by almost one-and-a-half days.
Some other herbs that Emmett uses are Garlic and Ginger.
Two famous G’s – Garlic and Ginger
No treatment of colds would be complete without Garlic and Ginger.
Garlic has a distinctive taste and smell and it was very highly thought of by the ancient Egyptians, who ensured that the slaves building the Great Pyramids at Cheops were given a daily supply.
Garlic has anti-bacterial properties that help the immune system to fight infection, it is an excellent boost to the immune system.
The reason for this is garlic contains several helpful compounds, including allicin, one of the plant kingdom’s most potent antibiotics. Garlic combines well with Echinacea and together make a strong fighting force against infections.
Ginger is pain relieving, antiseptic and antioxidant. It is valuable for preventing and treating colds, sore throats, and inflammation of mucus membranes.
Ginger reduces pain and fever and has a mild sedative effect that will encourage rest. And it is tasty! Emmett has his own special Ginger tincture that he uses in the treatment of Flus and Colds.
Flus and Colds can take hold for many reasons and things such as stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, or anxiety or worry over something can all make you more susceptible. So if these other factors are not also looked at and handled, a cold can drag on. There is a developing awareness of the limitations of conventional medicine with an increasing awareness of the benefits of natural medicine.
At Roscore Clinic we treat our clients with Herbal Medicine and Ayurveda practices. We don’t just treat the obvious symptoms but we also get to the cause of your illness at a deeper level. We offer holistic treatment to suit YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS and we can get you on the road to recovery, good health, and overall well-being.
Many people in the west now have a strong sense of the limitations of western allopathic medicine. This is not in any way to deny its great strength and advancements in treating serious medical emergencies and many prescribed conditions. However, we believe that most of the common human ailments and many chronic physical conditions can be dealt with more effectively, efficiently in a more natural and holistic manner.
If you would like to discuss any concerns or symptoms you will need to make an appointment to address any individual case.