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Treat Cold/Flu with Home Therapy and Herbal Remedies

How to treat the common cold and flu with home remedies and herbs for true herbal home remedies. Use Timeless Home Therapies that work consistently to knockout onset symptoms before a cold or flu set in. Bonus information to treat a cold or flu that has already set in as well.

First, draw a bath checking the temperature with your elbow to ensure the bath is not too hot or too cold. Place your elbow into the water. If the elbow has submersed before you feel the water, it's just right this is called hydrotherapy.

Second, Make a mixture of Ginger Powder and Sea Salt or Epsom Salt. You can purchase these salts in the grocery store, drug store and most box stores where the common staple items are located. Mix 2 ounces of Ginger Powder and 1 lb. of Salt (combined salts are great too). Place your Ginger Salt Mixture into a container with a lid since this makes a heaping amount that can be used for sore muscles and relieve tension as well. Place 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the Ginger Salt mixture into the bathwater. Third, get into the water and sponge over the entire body from neck to toes. You may have a fever and be freezing at the time you are practicing Hydrotherapy and that is pretty normal. Hang in there! Get into the tub and sponge over your body as quickly and well as you can for up to 5-10 minutes. Next, get out of the bathtub and dry off quickly, climb into cotton clothing, such as; pajamas or jogging clothes or just underclothing. Climb into bed and cover up real good.

What to Expect:

Commonly the idea is to increase your body temperature from the Hydro Ginger Bath, to give it an artificial fever. This artificial fever causes the body to increase triglycerides and burn off electrolytes from within, thus burning up the bacteria that is causing the cold and flu symptom at the onset. Getting into bed in a resting state will allow the body to become its own internal sauna and medicine cabinet going to work on burning up the bacterial virus. Going to sleep is normal since the body's action takes a ton of energy to repair. When you awake, generally due to the fever has broken, the sheets are wet and you are very thirsty. This is great and NORMAL. Be sure to consume lots of clear liquids and rehydrate the body fluids. A lot of fluids are used in this process. You will feel tired but without the overwhelming sicky feeling and no fever to report.

Cons: Should the symptoms reflect running/stuffy nose, coughing, aches pain of body, sore or scratchy throat, headache, watery eyes, tightness in the chest and possibly low-grade fever then it is safe to feel you have officially missed the window to escape a cold/flu and it is now set in.

Treating the Cold/Flu using herbal remedies and home therapy

Repeating the Ginger Bath is a one and done since the fever is gone. This therapy is generally effective at the onset and should not be repeated to prevent worsening issues when the body needs rest and therapy to minimize the stress colds and flu puts you through. Focusing on getting well is more important now. The very first focus is assisting the breathing and easing the discomfort with running a vaporizer (affiliate link). NOT a Humidifier!

A vaporizer omits warm steam that helps ease breathing and break up mucus, stimulates the bronchioles tubes for a more productive cough and eases the tightness in the chest.

Using Vicks Vapor Rub is a safe and effective product used for over 125 years. It started in 1894 when a young pharmacist named Lunsford Richardson opened a store in Greensboro, NC to address the needs of his community.

Yes, I am very proud to be born in North Carolina.

Next, begin using this incredible methol product that contains Camphor Oil and Eucalyptus Essential Oil to name a few ingredients on your chest and under your nose. HOWEVER, if you need to be away from home out in the environment, it is important that you rub Vicks vapor rub on the bottom of your feet versus your chest. The menthol opens up the bronchioles tubes and can cause pnuemonia. The ability to breath with ease, loosen the congestion and break up the mucus for a more productive cough is incredible relief and before you know it, you will get better and improve every day.

On the Way to feeling better requires additional remedies to speed the healing process. Elderberry Cough Syrup, Chewable Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea. This regiment is only recommended for ages 12-up. The Elderberry Cough Syrup can be taken by all ages safely and contains no alcohol or artificial additives. This packet makes up to 32 ounces (1 quart) and can be used for a number of issues concerning the immune system and respiratory system. The Elderberry Cough Syrup packet is made exclusively here at Dandelion Soap Herb Shop to combat many breathing issues including cold and flu. For more specific amounts the cough syrup can be taken as often as needed throughout the day and night, 500mg chewable Vitamin C three times per day, two Zinc 25mg to 40mg twice per day and two Echinacea capsules three times per day. Additional information and explanation of each job for this regiment can be heard in full on this episode to discover how you may treat the symptoms immediately and prevent worsening condition. Visit for the entire podcast.

Disclaimer: Using the above recommendations at your own discretion as a responsible individual seeking a natural alternative to self-diagnosed and self-treatment should NOT hold Dandelion Soap nor Herbalist Elizabeth Morgan liable or responsible in any form directly nor indirectly. No responsibility should be sought for liability from Dandelion Soap or Elizabeth Morgan by anyone, individuals and/or companies, legal representatives or claims from those who elect to use the said recommendations and except these are suggestions by an unlicensed medical professional.


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