Make a Holistic Cold Remedy with Chamomile

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Since ancient times, colds have been a persistent form of sickness. Humans have learned new and innovative ways to combat a cold, but realistically it's often the older, herbal methods that can be the most comforting.

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A holistic cold remedy which has been used decades and generations is chamomile tea.

Chamomile is used to provide relief from the symptoms of the common cold and also helps to relieve the congestion that you may get, along with the dripping nose and other problems. In addition, it helps with lowering your stress and relieving those aches and pains that you get with a cold.

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In this guide we with discuss an effective way to attack and disperse cold symptoms.

Please realize that with any kind of remedy, herbal or otherwise there are uppermost doses. This is true for any such solution.

While chamomile is typically safe and effective to treat common colds and other problems, you do want to be mindful of the amount that you use and make sure that your health professional knows that you are using it in case of an interaction with any medication that you may be taking.

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Things you'll need

  • A bundle of chamomile leaves (fresh or dried)
  • Any amount of essential oils

Steps to make a soothing chamomile tea

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    Prepare boiling hot water by your heating pot up; afterward, pour a cup full of water into a sturdy mug.
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    Wash the dried chamomile leaves or fresh leaves which you have acquired from your favorite store.
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    Soak the leaves in the cup of hot water and let it infuse with the hot water for two or three minutes.
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    This will trigger infusion of water and the healing chemicals of chamomile, which in its final form will conceive a healthy drinkable tea.
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    The tea can be consumed about two to three times a day.
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Steps to make a soothing chamomile bath

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    If you enjoyed the above solution and want to take it a step further, you can make a soothing and relaxing bath.
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    Prepare one cup of fresh or dried leaves and place them in a tightly knit linen bag to prevent any mess, or if you want the natural look you can just place them in after preparing a tub with boiling hot water.
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    You will want the leaves to infuse with the hot water for about 10-15 minutes.
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    Afterward, add a desired amount of cold tap water to even out the temperature so that it is suitable for human skin.
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    Add one drop of your desired essential oil to add extra spice to your bath!


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Tips

  • Chamomile can help relieve anxiety or stress, help you gain more sleep, aids in liver and intestinal problems, and can also be used to treat skin conditions like eczema.
  • Chamomile was used by shamans and medical doctors in ancient times as a prescription for stomach aches and intestinal problems, long before we existed - cool fact!

Warnings

  • It is always advised to consult a medical practitioner to prevent any allergic side effects or reactions.
  • Use extra precautions in handling hot water.
  • Never use chamomile if you are taking blood thinners.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Anonymous, Lynn

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