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6 Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

  • When you’re sick, it is always good to cut out dairy, especially if you’re producing a lot of mucus. Dairy enhances the production of mucus.
  • Tulsi tea – One winter, many years ago, I came down with a really bad cold. I was sick for 2-3 weeks, and I was unable to kick it. It was turning into bronchitis. Coincidentally, I had a Panchakarma (an Ayurvedic detoxifying and rejuvenation treatment that consists of five therapies) scheduled. I figured the Panchakarma would definitely help me to get rid of my cold. I arrived early, and had to wait for my appointment to begin. I rested in a room and was given Tulsi tea to drink. After a couple hours of being in the room and drinking Tulsi tea, I felt way better than I had in weeks—at least 50% better.
  • Panchakarma – As mentioned earlier, Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic detoxifying and rejuvenation treatment that consists of five therapies. Panchakarma is known to alleviate many ailments: allergies, skin disorders, rheumatitis, high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, arthritis, headaches, depression, the cold and flu, and more. As panchakarma helps to detox the body and its various organs, the body becomes stronger and healthier. When we are healthy, our immunity is stronger and we are less likely to become ill. Panchakarma helps us to get rid of viral infections by making our bodies strong enough to fight off colds and other infections. Just remember, Panchakarma can be a bit pricey (although it’s much less expensive in India), so if it’s beyond your price limit, you can always stick to the other remedies.

 

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Aimee Dansereau

Aimee Dansereau is a freelance writer living in San Diego, California. She once lived in Boulder, Colorado for several years, where she received an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University. Her interests include writing, natural health and medicine, organic foods and the labeling of GMOs, spirituality, yoga, meditation, environmental issues, and human rights.

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1:17AM PST on Nov 10, 2014

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10:01PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

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1:34AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

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12:59AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

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