While we’ve been on holiday, catching up with family, and enjoying the New Year, an intruder that creeps in every winter is always lurking in the corner. Let’s not forget that while we were penciling in our New Year’s resolutions, the seasonal cold is creeping its way into our lives. While there are loads of weapons in our arsenal to kick that sickness to the curb, we’re more about natural remedies. Sometimes, the drugstore aisle is not the best way to go.
According to MedShadow.org, “A major issue with many OTC cold remedies is that they can swap cold symptoms with unwelcome (and possibly dangerous) side effects. Wander into the cold-and-flu aisle at your local drugstore and you’ll be joining many others trying to choose something to ease the misery of cold symptoms. But which remedy is both safe and effective? Side effects of cold preparations range from the possibility of liver damage from an overdose of acetaminophen; to jitteriness or a rise in blood pressure (in some groups of people) from decongestants; to drowsiness, or its opposite, restlessness, and dizziness — from antihistamines.”
Keep reading for a round-up of three ways we love to kick colds to the side, the natural way below!
Three Ways To Kick That Cold Goodbye, The Natural Way
1) Natural Cold Medicine
We’re obsessed with Genexa, the first and only clean, non-GMO, organic over-the-counter medicine. Their medicines are made without unnecessary harmful ingredients like artificial dyes, flavors, preservatives, common allergens, and harsh fillers. It’s non-habit forming medicine you can trust that’s physician formulated. Our favorite is the Cold Crush (for children and adults). It helps with:
- Congestion and mucus
- Cough and sore throat
- Runny nose and sneezing
2) Immune Support
WTHN, NYC’s modern healing, and acupuncture studio also has its own line of organic herbal supplements. Chinese Medicine is a preventative-health-based system. WTHN’s herbal supplements have been developed to mirror these practices by creating a good offense and defense plan during cold and flu season. To get better, we take WTHN’s No Sick Days bundle. This remedy includes:
- Can’t Touch This—an ancient Chinese secret for herbal immune system support that we’ve supercharged with the immune-boosting Reishi Mushroom. It de-stresses the body while boosting the immune system to keep you feeling healthy.
- Kick It—designed to help to feel better when you’re under the weather. It helps support our lungs, throat, and sinuses, as well as relieve minor body aches.
3) Drink All The Tea
The heat from tea can soothe sore throats, stuffy noses, chest congestion, and upset stomachs. A warm cup of tea is comforting when you’re feeling rough. If you choose one with herbs like ginger, your immune system may get a small boost, too. Pukka Herbs, an organic and sustainable tea brand dedicated to inspiring others to lead a more conscious life through the power of plants. A healthy world means a healthy you! Pukka’s Immunity range helps both acute and long-term immunity issues using only the finest plant-sourced organic ingredients. We like the Elderberry & Echinacea Tea. Stay warm and well with a tea filled with wild fruits: purple-black elderberries, inky blackcurrants combined with fair wild elderflower with echinacea.
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