Whenever you feel sick, what’s the first thing you want to do? For sure, you’d most likely run to the doctor, asking him to prescribe you something. Or, you would probably raid your medicine cabinet for an aspirin, an antibiotic, or what have you. Although it’s not wrong to do either two, chances are, you’d be better off preparing yourself an herbal treatment. Even physicians agree that prescribing antibiotics and other synthetic drugs for the teeniest of ills is not always recommended.
So why waste your time and money going to your doctor when he’ll probably just suggest an over-the-counter drug for your headache? And if you are going to buy a drug over the counter, why not just go for herbal treatments? This way, you rid yourself of the discomfort and at the same time, staying chemical-free and boost your immune system to boot. Below are some traditional herbal treatments you can prepare to cure some of the commonest ailments you’ll most likely encounter.
Herbal Treatments for Chickenpox
Chickenpox is a viral disease that is highly contagious and common among newborns and adults. The symptoms of chickenpox generally appear during the infectious stage. These include fever, fatigue, itchy rash, and loss of appetite. If you find yourself suffering from this infection, you can drink catnip tea sweetened with molasses. Make tea with queen of the meadow (2 tbs.), coltsfoot leaves (1 tsp.), and marigold flowers (2 tsp.). Mix all herbs in 2 cups of boiling water and let it sit for 20 minutes. Take one cup of this herbal treatment once a day to reduce fever.
Herbal Treatment for Ear Infection
Ear infection usually comes after cold or flu. It could also attack after some other kind of upper respiratory infection. A popular homeopathic remedy for ear infections is Vitamin C, which helps boost up the immune system and fight infection. You can also take an herbal treatment comprised of alcohol-free Echinacea if the infection has just begun. To ease the pain, use an herbal treatment of lobelia mixed with garlic oil or olive oil. Place a drop or two of this herbal treatment mixture in the affected ear and plug it with cotton.
Herbal Treatment for Sore Throat
Sore throat is a mild condition where in the back of the throat becomes irritated. In most cases, it is caused by a virus, such as the cold or flu virus. Sore throat may also be caused by medication, surgery, radiation, dust, smoke, chemicals, loud talking, tooth and gum infection, and allergies.
An herbal treatment for this is Echinacea. This herb is antiviral and antibacterial. It can also speed up the healing process and boost the immune system.
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