We’ve talked before about homeopathic pills (placed under the tongue) to prevent a cold, but here’s another easy approach.
Remember these remedies work best if used at the first onset of symptoms.
So don’t ignore that mild scratchy throat or sneezing, okay?
Be mindful. Stay in touch with your body, in the moment.
Okay, there you are at the end of the day, fatigued, and your sinuses are a little stuffy, maybe your throat feels dry. It’s the sort of thing that could become a cold tomorrow.
Before you go to bed, take:
- 1000 mg Vitamin C
- 250 to 500 mg Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
- a glass of lemon water (1/2 tsp lemon juice or lemon wedge in water)
- Then rinse your mouth well (so lemon water won’t bother your teeth).
Now go blissfully to sleep.
Allow your immune system to work this out overnight.
In the morning, voilà! You feel good!
Keep Cool and Carry On, You Amazing Human!
How does it work?
To my understanding, the lemon water helps to absorb all nutrients into our cells more completely.
Both vitamins help our immune system.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which reduces some cold symptoms and can lessen worse complications from a cold or flu (like averting a severe cough).
Vitamin C also improves circulation and relieves sore muscles.
Vitamin B5 increases stamina, decreases inflammation, boosts immunity, alleviates stress, anxiety, respiratory problems including asthma, and allergies. (It even has been known to restore natural hair color, dropping gray hairs!)
This natural cold remedy is not something you’d want to take every night, or it may lose some effectiveness.
But occasional use works like a charm for me.
(Plus I think it’s not as pricey as the homeopathic pills.)
IF you’re coming down with a sore throat, however, you need to gargle salt water.
Get a cup of fairly hot water (but not hot enough to burn your mouth).
Add a rounded teaspoon of salt and stir it up.
Patiently gargle this, one mouthful at a time.
(Never gargled before? Practice with a small amount. Tilt your head back, let the liquid hit the back of your throat, and exhale long and slow. This allows the hot salt water to get deeper into the throat, as it bubbles with your exhalation. Then spit out the water.)
The hot water brings more circulation to the throat tissues, while the salt draws out the germs and microbes, gets rid of them.
You can knock out that sore throat. (Repeat a couple times a day if needed.)
Let me know how it goes for you?
Please share with us any anti-cold remedies you like 😉
Thanks to Dr. Peebles for this easy vitamin-replenishing remedy.
Diane does health coaching, energy healing, and gives you practical ways to enhance your wellbeing. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills. Inquire about our weekly healing class, Tuesday evenings in Phoenix.
(Thanks to pixabay for this lemon water pic – next to the vitamins on my shelf.)