Your A-Z Health guide for winter

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Health guide for winters

Health guide for winters

A-Z health guide

A-Z health guide

Avocado: A strong source of antioxidant. Very important for immune system and also rich in fatty acids.

B-Vitamins: Important for healthy blood cells. Vitamin B6 supports immune function and folate vitamin B9 is for creation of new cells. Available from eggs, milk, whole meal bread.

Citrus foods: Vitamin C cuts down the risk of catching cold. But it is preferred to get vitamins in the natural form which is fruits.

Drink: Consume more and more fluids when you have a cold to replace the loss through blowing your nose and sweating. Aim for 6-8 glasses a day.

Echinacea: Popular immune boosting remedy. Tincture added to water, 3 times daily. Also good for stubborn catarrhs.

Fennel: Fennel seeds are for respiratory complaints and a calming effect on coughs.

Garlic: Contains allicin-an antibacterial and antiviral agent to ward off cold and flu.

Honey: A soothing remedy for sore throats, coughs and colds.

Inula helenium: This wildflower was used to treat TB and pneumonia before antibiotics. It may be used in combinations to treat bronchitis.

Juniper oil: For clearing a stuffy nose and calming a tickly cough. Inhale for it to work.

Kali bichromicum: This homeopathic remedy is good for blocked sinuses. With tough mucus.

Liquorice: It has anti-inflammatory, soothing and immune boosting properties.

Menthol: Eases nasal congestion in nose and soothes a sore throat.

Nuts: Helps produce white blood cells to fight off infections and viruses.
Omega oils: The best source is fish.

Peppermint: Relieves pain on forehead and temples to relieve sinus pain.

Q10: Protects immune cells. Sources fish and nuts.

Reflexology: Addresses stress and identifies dehydration.

Steam inhalation: Traditional favorite and good remedy for cold and sinusitis.

Tissues: use tissues and help avoiding spreading of viruses.

Ulmus Fulva: Helps soothe sore throat.

Vapor rubs: It eases breathing and aches.

Watercress: Antioxidants.

Xin Yi Hua: Mix it with ginger to make tea to cure cold.

Ylang ylang: Add this oil in your bath to keep healthy.

Zinc: Reduces risk of catching cold.

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