Fever, The First Symptom of a Cold or Flu
It's good to know that fever is not treated with antibiotics. To decline, to reach normally, it must to be treated the cause, cold or flu. Besides fever, also appear other inconveniences as muscle and joint pain without redness and swelling, as in rheumatism, chills, nausea, intense pain, headache, runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, burning in the throat, a state of malaise.
Physical rest, eating and proper hydration cure this conditions faster and helps the sufferer to avoid the risk of many complications that often can be more dangerous than the common cold or flu. It is recommended that the patient to eat fruit, boiled potatoes and vegetable soup during the disease.
Water or mineral water must be consumed at room temperature and not refrigerated. It is recommended to drink hot tea, especially if there is pain in the neck. Heat just makes even more irritating neck and lengthens healing time. It is recommended infusion of mint, with good effects for nausea and headache, and infusion of basil, two or three cups a day. Basil tea prevents influenza complications; relieve discomfort caused by flu, cough, headache, fever, dizziness.
To improve malaise caused by cold or flu is recommended toes warm baths, every 15, 20 minutes, two or three times a day. Persistent cough can be treated with black radish syrup or onion wine. Very useful is the infusion of plantain or yarrow.
Headache can be relieved with slices of raw potato or cabbage, lightly pass over the rolling pin and fasten on the forehead or the neck with a piece of gauze or cloth. If fails, then make an infusion with a powerful blend of herbs and spices, mint, thyme, basil to improve or even cure the cold.
If you have stuffy nose and cannot sleep, you reach many ways to enjoy a healthy breathing to allow you to sleep peacefully. Put a plate on the stove eye, one that you bake peppers and when it is hot, sprinkle a little cornmeal and inhale the smoke emitted. If you are injured on the inner nostrils, wipe them with vinegar. Cut an onion and put a fresh piece in each nostril. It will help you breathe better soon.
Take a more concentrated infusion of marigold and squeeze lemon juice. From this mixture put drops in nose several times a day. Is not addictive and has no side effects, as happens with drops from the pharmacy. Prepare rations for one day.
If after passage of cold or flu symptoms fever is persistent, it is best to go to a doctor that can detect, after investigation, and establish a correct diagnosis.
Plants that fight fever
Shock is another excellent remedy against colds, flu, cough, bronchitis. Over two teaspoons of dried flowers pour a cup of boiling water, cover the dish and leave to infuse for ten minutes, then strain. Drink hot tea, sweetened with honey and few drops of lemon juice. In case of sore throat, drink hot tea because the heat even more irritated throat and delays healing.
About cinnamon, connoisseurs say has always been used as a remedy against cold. Cinnamon treat cold extremities, muscle cramps, pain caused by cold or flu, rheumatic pain, indigestion, lack of appetite. Spice has no contraindications and can be added to any tea and has the ability to spread throughout the body strong warmth. In case of cold you can prepare also cinnamon tea by putting a teaspoon of cinnamon and two cloves in a cup of hot water. Cover the bowl for 20 minutes, then strain and drink warm, sweetened with honey. In the tea you can add some lemon juice.
Infusion of sunflower petals, also recommended in case of fever, is obtained by pouring a cup of boiling water over two teaspoons of dried herb and crushed. Allow to infuse for a few minutes, then strain and drink it hot. You can drink two cups of tea per day, one at night before bed, because tea made from the petals of sunflower causes sweating.
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