Make a Holistic Cold Remedy with Chamomile

Edited by Witz Taluban, Robbi, Lynn, Christine dela Cruz and 1 other

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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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself When You Have a Cold

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    Bring tissue or handkerchief all the time
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    You would not want to be sneezing only to find out that you don't have any tissues or hankies with you. Not only is this embarrassing, this is also rather unhygienic because you are spreading the virus to other people. This makes other people avoid you as well and they will not look at you positively. It tells them that you are rather inconsiderate of the people around you. Make sure that you have at least something to cover your nose and mouth when you do sneeze because of your cold.
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    Do not blow your nose in public
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    It is a given that it is such a relief to be able to blow out the phlegm in your nose when you have a cold. However, doing it in public is not at all relieving for other people. It is downright gross and very rude. Make sure you at least go to the toilet when you have to do this.
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    Stay home as much as possible
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    This is the best option when you have a cold. Not only will this help you recover faster, it will also prevent you from spreading the virus to others. Most companies actually have this policy already in which they will just tell their employees to take a day off when they are not feeling well. This ensures that the entire company will not be affected by the cold and that less people will be absent. It is also very embarrassing especially if your job requires you to interact with customers and other people. Not only will you not look presentable, it is rather uncomfortable for other to see you in that condition as well. Stay out of people's sight as a courtesy to yourself and to the people around you.
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    Do not sneeze loudly
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    There are certain people who seem not to care if they are almost shouting when they sneeze. There are ways to avoid making this loud sound. For example, you can cover your nose and mouth with a face towel instead of a handkerchief. Anyhow, keep in mind that a loud sneeze is never funny and this is rather rude.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Lynn, Robbi

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