What herbs to drink for colds
Winter always brings the cold. Come to the aid of medicinal herbs for the common cold. Herbs for colds are used by man for a long time. Because such a huge number of drugs for colds have appeared recently. And sick people always.
Folk medicine, experience of the use of herbs as folklore for many thousands of years passed down from one generation to the next.
Another advantage of herbs is they are less toxic, have less side effects unlike synthetic drugs. They can be taken and young children, and pregnant women.
In the treatment of colds herbs, of course, should comply with the dosage, to brew, to know about contraindications of herbs used.
In this article I will talk about the most well-known and frequently used herbs for colds.
Herbs for colds.
All herbs, which will be discussed in this article can easily be purchased in any drugstore, to stock up on them in the summer on their own. In the treatment of colds, you can apply fees and medicinal herbs that are also easy to buy or make yourself.
Colds are most commonly used diaphoretic herbs. Drink diaphoretic herbs, along with other procedures, causes sweating, sposobstvuyuschyy temperature for colds and feverish conditions.
Diaphoretic herbs and fees herbs brewed one teaspoon for 2.5 to 3 cups of water, insist 30 minutes and take a hot 2-3 cups per day with two or three spoons of honey or sugar.
Yarrow. This plant is known under the name of belogolovkin, white clover, soldier’s herb. In the treatment of colds used as a decoction, infusion and alcohol tincture of grass. Yarrow is used inside, as well as for gargling. When applying yarrow need to know about the existing contraindications. Preparations with yarrow contraindicated in pregnant women because can cause cancer, increased blood clotting and thrombosis. Prolonged use of yarrow may cause an allergic reaction. To drink a decoction of yarrow for colds maximum of three times a day for no more than 4 days.
Linden flowers. Also widely known for its diaphoretic properties. Diaphoretic decoction of lime flowers is prepared as follows: two tablespoons of crushed lime flowers brewed in two cups of boiling water. Insist 20-30 minutes and take one glass 4 times a day. The broth can be cooked in a thermos.
To reduce fever in colds are preparing a collection of 1 tablespoon of lime and ½ tablespoon of black elderberry flowers and mullein. Collection brew 2 cups boiling water, insist 10 minutes and take half a Cup 3-4 times daily before meals.
Chamomile. An infusion of chamomile with a cold drink as a tea and used to rinse the throat. An infusion of chamomile: 2 tablespoons of flowers brewed Cup (200 ml) of boiling water. Insist 20 minutes, then filter and take the hot 50 ml 2-3 times a day.
For a gargle for colds can be used as a decoction of chamomile and sage mixture. The collection is prepared from equal parts of sage and chamomile. Then the grass is crushed. To prepare the broth 1 tablespoon of the collection brewed Cup of boiling water in a thermos. Insist 30 minutes in a thermos and caressed a sore throat several times a day.
It is possible to gargle prepare a decoction of chamomile with the Linden flowers. Take 1 tablespoon of Linden flowers and 1.5 tablespoons of chamomile. The collection mixed. Take 1 tablespoon collection brew 1 cups boiling water, leave for 20 minutes. Then strain, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Gargle every hour for a few days until you feel better
To prepare the inhalation with chamomile, take 400 ml of water. When the water boils, add 1 tablespoon of chamomile and 1 tablespoon of honey and baking soda. To breathe over the pot, cover head with a towel for 10-15 minutes 1-2 times a day. Young children no more than 5 minutes.
As a diaphoretic herbs for colds you can prepare decoctions and teas with rosemary, birch buds, elderberry, elecampane, marjoram, mother and stepmother, leaves, and berries of BlackBerry, raspberry, red and black currants, mulberry, dandelion, tansy, juniper, mint, violet, St. John’s wort and many other medicinal herbs. Before treatment, consult your physician and carefully review the indications and contraindications of application of herbs.
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