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Preparing for a Seasonal Change - The Common Cold

Sunday, 14 July 2013 00:00 Written by  Herbal Survivalist

The common cold is the onset of systems breakdown, the weakening of the immune system due to lack of nutritional supplementation overall, poor diet, and/or hygiene practices (but not limited to). A few symptoms of the common cold can be recognized as a disorder of the respiratory tract also caused by exposure, and resulting in mucus and the invasion of microbial cleansers. 

Although the affliction is usually mild and short, and can be identified with effects of the cold chills, followed by sneezing watery eyes, congestion and discharges from the nose, and throughout from the mucus membrane. The weakening of the immune systems, due to lack of nutrition, contribute to all these effects of the main systems. And, also one may be subjected to coughing, fever, ear ache, nausea headaches, and in more severe cases weakening of the muscular system causing overall weakness and ache's'.

Whenever you get a cold, the main thing is to get the infection out of your system as soon as possible, through detoxification, urination, bowel movement, and/or sweating (the opening of the pores to excrete excessive and unwanted body fluids, also caring the infection with it to exit the body). This degenerates the bacterial or viral infection sources, and through the aid of a healthy immune system, a solid healing process can begin without concern for relapse occurring.

Diaphoretics are used for the induction of opening the pores and inducing sweating. Diretics are used to increase urine flow slowly and safely. Blood purifiers act as a detox method, thus weakening the infection by the cleansing of bacteria through process of elimination.

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The use of these types of herbs can aid dramatically in the overall wellness and recovery of a patient.

Echinacea for maintaining a healthy immune system

Yarrow: A diaphoretic that induces sweating and is powerful for treating fevers at times even overnight. Here the poisons within the main system causing an infection, is the main cause of a fever to surface. Diaphoretics help in the elimination of the infection, either Bacterial or Viral, or even both in more severe cases (e.g. Bronchitis and Pneumonia).

Goldenseal a powerful antiseptic used to assist the properties of another herbal property in more severe cases.

Oregano A powerful Antibacterial with antiviral properties to defeat infection.

Ginger: A powerful calmative and antiviral, aids in relaxing the stress main system and producing anti-inflammatory properties; thus also aid in the aches and pains of the Muscular skeletal system.

Garlic: A powerful antiviral herb used to defeat veal caring infections, and even parasites and larva that are possibly contaminated with a virus of either Bacterial or Viral nature.

Dandelion: A blood purifier used to cleanse the blood contaminants thus decreasing the ability to carry an infection throughout.

Raspberry Leaf: A herb great used to purify the bowels.

Anise: A Demulcent that will help bring mucus up from the respiratory system, normally due to congestion. Do not take before bedtime or you may be up all night bringing up mucus!

Herbal Teas

Herbal teas taken as hot as possible, are great for the common cold<

Elderberry Tea: 8 ounces of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of elderberry powder or dried berries.

Yarrow Tea: A powerful Fever Buster - 8 ounces of boiling water, over 1 tablespoon of Yarrow Herb, either dried or fresh.

Echinacea, Dandelion, and Goldenseal: 8 ounces of boiling water, over 1 teaspoon of each herb; great for a healthy immune system, with also aiding with a LIGHT laxative effect.

Chamomile Anise Tea: 8 ounces of boiling water, over 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers, 1/2 teaspoon of ground anise seed; powerful Calmative Demulcent This will relax the main systems allowing a better healing process, as well as loosening mucus.

About the Author: The Herbal Survivalist has over 40 years of Traditional Herbal Medicine experience, five years of nutritional experience, and over 30 years of tactical operations; with 10 years of Spec Ops training. The Herbal Survivalist has put together a factual solution that can help anyone, family group, or community, get through ANY Major or Minor Event or emergency. Come learn natural solutions that are strategically planned, and researched, so that you can implement them into your Evacuation (EVAC) or Bugout plan.

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