Natural tips to prevent flu
As you surely know there are endless so-called recipes of the grandmother to achieve a kind of retaining wall to give a real beating to the evil of the flu, which usually invade us when the fall leaves and the dreaded winter begins.
But without hesitation before moving on the subject in question we must distinguish what is the difference between flu and cold, since they are not equal and often tend to confuse them in a very usual way.
First you have to know that in both cases we are talking about different viruses that attack our body. Another difference is that the cold is shorter than the flu. The cold is presented in society with the following symptoms: runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing. The flu to nasal congestion must be added: high fever (38 degrees or more), headache, muscle pain, malaise, decay, cough and sore throat.
Another key difference to distinguish cold from the flu is that it does not present fever and usually lasts about a week. The flu lasts at least two weeks and in some cases it can be deadly especially in risk groups such as the elderly and newborns
To pay attention
In the event that the person presenting a sustained fever box should follow the following advice:
- Drink much liquid.
- Have a ventilated environment and adequate air renewal.
- If you have a cough, to avoid spreading to other people, cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow.
- If infected, avoid sharing the same towel with the rest of the family group.
Natural tricks to prevent flu
One of the most appropriate and simplest natural tricks to avoid the spread of influenza is that of wash your hands frequently both before and after eating and after going to the bathroom or when we return from the street after shaking hands with a neighbor.
From ancient civilizations, natural recipes were used to fight the flu. This is the case of the Mayans and the Aztecs who used a mix of chili with honey and tobacco. In the specific case of the Aztecs, recent research indicates that they implemented natural plants to cure the flu.
This is the case of the "Iztacpatli" (Psoralea pentaphylla) that was an effective febrifuge or antipyretic. Or the "Aceitilla" (Bidens odorata) a known febrifuge that is also used today as a reliever digestive empachos.
Other plants of natural use to lower the fever at present are the calendula, gorfolobo, ginger, willow, elder, lotus, cherry tails, cypress and eucalyptus.
The best known by all is the eucalyptus which is used especially in bath vapors, as well as in infusions or also in syrups.
Another star figure without doubt is the lemon It has an enormous healing power to heal the respiratory tract. Proven immune system revitalizer which makes it a great recuperator of infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. Used in infusions, vaporizers is also a natural supplier of vitamin C.
Finally, rosemary is very useful for the recovery of problems such as bronchitis, flu and colds and can be used as a vaporizer, infusions or placing it in small drops in the vicinity of the nose. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesFlu