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What are different home remedies for Winter Ailments? – Part 2

Winter ailments are the problems that arise during the winter season likely. They include conditions like:
• Cold
• Cough
• Asthma
• Bronchitis
• Eczema
• Chapping of skin
• Cold sores
• Nasal congestion
• Sinusitis

Home remedies for Winter Ailments

14. Echinacea
• Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs used today for colds and flu.
• Take Echinacea every two to three hours.
• A total daily dose of three or more grams per day is recommended.

15. Linseed
• A hot poultice of linseed (alsi) should be applied over the front and back of the chest.
• This poultice may be prepared by mixing one cup or sixteen tablespoons of the seeds with a quantity of hot water that is sufficient to convert them into a moist mealy mass.
• This should then be applied carefully.
• Turpentine may also be rubbed over the chest.

16. Ginseng
• Ginseng root has estrogen-like properties that help in relieving cold.

17. Onion
• They are said to possess expectorant properties.
• They liquefy phlegm and prevent its further formation.
• One teaspoon of raw onion juice should be taken first thing in the morning for best results.

18. Elderberry
• Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a herb that has a long history of use as a folk remedy for colds, sinus infections and the flu.
• Anthocyanins, compounds found naturally in elderberries, may be the active component that strengthens the immune system.
• It blocks the flu virus from sticking to our cells.
• Health food stores carry elderberry juice, syrup and capsules.

19. Almond
• An emulsion of almonds is useful in bronchial diseases, including bronchitis.
• It is prepared by making a powder of seven kernels of almonds and mixing the powdered kernels in a cup of orange or lemon juice.
• This emulsion should be taken once daily at night.

20. Sesame Seeds
• An infusion of one teaspoon of sesame seeds that is mixed with a teaspoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt, and a teaspoon of honey can be prepared.
• This infusion can be given once at night for beneficial results.
• Take half a teaspoon of dry seeds pounded into powder and this should be mixed with two tablespoons of water and taken twice daily.
• A decoction of half a teaspoon of the same should be taken twice daily.

21. Warm Salt Water
• Gargling with warm salt water can help you loosen the phlegm in your airways.
• Simply add a spoon of salt to lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day.
• Do it once in the morning and once in the evening.
• In addition to this, drinking warm water with some turmeric.
• This will also help you to get rid of the infection and soothe the inflamed airways.

22. Yogic asanas (body postures) that will help are:
• ekpaduttanasana
• yogamudra
• bhujangasana
• shalabhasana
• padmasana
• shavasana
• Simple pranayamas (breath-hoIding procedures) like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, ujjai, and bhramari

23. Echinacea and Goldseal
• Use Echinacea and goldenseal extract mixture.
• Echinacea is an immune system booster which can prevent a cold sore outbreak.
• Take one dropper-full a day for about 3 days.
• Also put a few drops on a cotton ball and place on the affected area for a few minutes.
• Do this several times a day.

24. Lemon balm
• Lemon balm contains a high concentration of polyphenols.
• This helps to minimize herpes outbreaks.
• It can be applied topically in cream form.
• Brew as a tea lemon balm that can be taken internally.
• It has antiviral qualities.

25. Olive leaf extract
• Olive leaf extract is good as a natural antibiotic for viral infections.

26. Aloe Vera
• Gently rub aloe Vera gel or oil on the sores.
• Lemon balm extract helps to reduce symptoms.
• It also speeds up healing.

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