Thus, prevention and maintenance of immune health is important for overall health and wellbeing year round. Fortunately, there are natural cold remedies that can help.
Echinacea is a herb that improves the efficiency of the immune system by helping the body to recognise pathogens and respond more rapidly, increasing the chances that the pathogen will be dealt with before it can damage the body.
Take fresh Echinacea tincture for as long as you need to. If your immune system is weak and you are regularly exposed to bugs, you may need to take it on a regular basis to provide ongoing immune support. Taken at the dose of 15 drops daily, it can be used preventatively for as long as necessary.
What is great about Echinacea is that your body only uses and absorbs what it needs – the active components of the herb pass harmlessly out of your body. If, however, your immune system requires the herb, the body will carry on using it for as long as you take it, with no diminishing of the herb’s effect.
If you do have a tendency to catch colds, make sure you eat plenty of foods that help build up resistance to colds. Try and keep your diet very light. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids especially fruit juices that are rich in vitamin C. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and at such times you can also boost levels of vitamin C to aid the immune system by taking a low dose tablet, made directly from fruit, regularly throughout the day.
Foods rich in calcium should also be on the menu without fail, because the body is more susceptible when it lacks calcium, especially during the change of season.
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