Heal Two Times Faster From Common Colds With Herbal Supplements

When you are dehydrated, do not have sufficient sleep or inadvertently caught a chill, your immune system may be down. You get a as a result. You experience symptoms that leave you feeling sick and tired. These include headaches, body aches, fevers, coughing, a runny nose, and generally an overall weakness in your body. To fight the common cold, you can take an over the counter cold medication and wait it out. However, if you want to heal two times faster from your cold, then you may wish to consider consuming herbal supplements.

Herbalists say that there are many herbal remedies that can help increase your immune system; thereby cutting short the healing process. Herbal remedies can be taken in the form of supplements in the required dosages to help you fight your cold. Here are some examples:

1. Echinacea Herbal Supplements. Echinacea have been used over the centuries because not only can it cure the common cold but it can also treat other upper respiratory problems. Echinacea works by boosting the production of immune cells that help fight disease. It is recommended that echinacea be taken in the form of a tincture or as a capsule or tablet. This is not an herb that you should take constantly though. Instead, take it at the first signs of illness, then for 1 or 2 weeks afterwards before you stop taking it for a while. Not following this set of guidelines can be counteractive as in that your immune system becomes depressed instead. When you do take this you should take approximately 175 to 225 milligrams of Echinacea 2 or 3 times a day.

2. Goldenseal Herbal Supplements. Goldenseal is believed to strengthen the immune system, and can be used together with Echinacea whenever you first suspect that you may be coming down with a cold. Herbalists recommend taking 175 to 350 milligrams of goldenseal 3 or 4 times a day for 10 days after the first sign of a cold. Besides boosting the immune system, this is one of the herbal remedies that can also help to combat localized viruses.

3. Garlic Herbal Supplements. Traditional herbalists believe that garlic is one of the most potent cold-fighters. They recommend that you eat a clove of fresh garlic at the first indications of a cold and to boost up your garlic intake when a cold is already underway. If you cannot stand the pungent smell from garlic, then there are garlic capsules that you can take. These should contain between 300 to 500 milligrams of garlic and be taken daily for the first week of your cold. Doing so will keep the worst symptoms of the common cold at bay.

While the above are recommended dosages in general, always check with your own herbalist or your doctor before you consume the said supplements. You need to make sure that the herbs in these supplements do not interact negatively with whatever medications that you are on.

Evelyn Lim is the writer and publisher of a newsletter on herbal home remedies. Her free newsletter shares tips about what non-drug remedies readers can use for their common ailments. For special reports and more information, please visit Herbal Remedy Tips Newsletter

By: Evelyn Lim