6 common complaints during autumn and useful tips (Part Two)
With the arrival of autumn, the question of treating colds with traditional or folk methods is always relevant. There are recommendations from doctors and herbalists that will make it easier to get through this period and overcome potential health problems.
- Strengthening immunity – people prone to allergies should think about strengthening immunity. It is advisable to listen to the advice of an immunologist and use preparations for immunity. There are many harmless, natural and mild remedies that are effective in strengthening immunity. These are primarily preparations from the echinacea plant. The origin of echinacea is from South America. It was used by the first nations to treat wounds. Preparations then began to be made in the Czech Republic and then in the rest of the world and Europe. Today, you can buy dry echinacea grass, solutions, teas and tablets in pharmacies. The herbalist’s recommendation is the apothecary tincture of echinacea. Take 20 drops with water in the morning on an empty stomach for 10 days. The procedure can be repeated according to needs, but after a 10-day break. St. John’s wort and sage are also plants for strengthening immunity – say herbalists. Sage is mostly used for rinsing, although sage is also useful for immunity. In Eastern medicine (especially the medicine of Burma), sage is in the first place for strengthening the body, even ahead of ginseng. Sage is an adaptogen and at the same time a stimulator of life force. Pour one tablespoon of sage with a cup of boiling water. Drink sage tea (with honey or sugar or some sweetener) in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink a cup of tea every day for a week or two – which will essentially strengthen the body. In the East, there is an instructive story according to which one old man goes to another: “Why are you dying but sage grows in your yard?” So sage is a simple but very useful tool.
- Angina (sick inflammatory condition of the throat) – gargling with chamomile flowers, calendula, eucalyptus leaves, pine shoots, raspberry fruits and leaves, blackcurrant leaves is generally accepted. Inhalation with these plants is recommended. Potatoes can be used for inhalation at home. Wash and cook the potatoes until you smell the potato. A pinch of cinnamon can be added to the cooking liquid or fir oil. Cover your head with a towel. Lean over so that the steam hits your face. Inhale the vapor for 10 to 15 minutes through the nose and mouth. Lie down in bed after inhalation.
- Ears often hurt – acute otitis (inflammatory condition of the ear) should not be treated independently. The thing is that lately there have been a lot of fungal diseases that can stay in the ears (ear canal) for a long time. They can cause disorders of the epidermis and penetrate the tissues. This is followed by a long course of illness, itching and blocked ears. Then the cause of the disease should be discovered and then a remedy should be found, for which an ORL doctor should be consulted. The onset of acute otitis in a small child can still be treated at home. A plug made of cotton wool with warm boric acid is placed in the ear. Some essential oil can be used (for example, lavender, which effectively relieves pain). Mix 2 to 3 drops of lavender essential oil with 10 drops of warm vegetable oil. Dip a cotton swab in this solution. Put a brandy compress over it. At the same time, put some vasoconstrictor drops in the nose (because ear infections in children reach through the nose through the ear canal). In this way, the ear is warmed and the ear canal is relieved with the drops. Add some antihistamine to this treatment. For example, give the child an antihistamine before bedtime and plenty of tea. The child often wakes up healthy in the morning after these procedures.