Nature’s goodness and nutrient-rich herbs are available all year round, and they help us get rid of all the nasty ailments and infections that plague our body without causing any adverse effects.
Cold, flu, chest congestion and sore throat are a very common occurrence in the winters. However, over the counter drugs tend to do some serious damage to our health, hence, we need to discard them and adopt a much more natural and herbal therapy.
Listed below are 30 herbs that can help you decongest, eliminate a cold, break a fever, and improve your health instantly!
1. Cowslip (Primula veris)
Primula veris, which is popular as cowslip, is a popular herb known for its relaxing and soothing properties. It is rich in triterpenoid saponins, which are potent expectorants, and it aids in clearing up chest congestion and loosening phlegm. These lovely yellow flowers can be used to make a hot cup of relaxing tea, just boil a cup of water and toss in 1 ounce of cowslip root. Let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes on low heat before you strain it and drink it hot. However, if you are taking aspirin or anticoagulant drugs, for instance warfarin, avoid cowslip. Pregnant women should also avoid using this herb.
2. Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Elderbbery, or Sambucus Canadensis as it is known by its scientific compound, has earned the title of “The medicine chest of the people” because of its countless health benefits. Research reveals that elderberry extracts and syrup can help reduce the intensity of the flu along with its duration. A hot cup of elderberry tea is all you need to get rid of that awful runny nose.