Back to school and the winter months present us with a wide variety of health concerns. It is important to keep yourself and your family healthy during these months. This is a collection of herbs to help you boost your immune system, support your respiratory system and keep you moving! Each herb has it's own properties and functions and may work differently for each individual. We encourage you to research the herbs and to always discuss your options with your healthcare provider before starting any new herb or herbal supplement.
Colds are one of the most common illnesses in the world. They are caused by a virus and can be spread from person to person through saliva, mucus, and other body fluids. Symptoms usually include a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, and sometimes a fever. Most colds last for about a week and are usually mild. Colds can be more severe in young children and the elderly.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent colds and make them less unpleasant when you do get one. First and foremost, it’s important to practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands regularly with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer. You should also avoid contact with people who have colds and cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.
If you do get a cold, there are several things you can do to make yourself feel better. Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain relief. You can also use a humidifier to help loosen up congested airways.
Colds can be annoying, but they’re usually not serious and they don’t last long. With a few simple precautions and at-home treatments, you can make the most of your cold and get back on your feet in no time.