Cold preventionAutumn has come and brought cold weather along with increased risks of having such diseases as cold, flu, bronchitis, and so on. There are hundreds of natural remedies and therapeutic procedures which can assist in strengthening our immune system and preventing those distressful respiratory diseases. Recently, the gurus of traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda named one more effective remedy that can be used for cold prevention. They suggested using three known spices in order to improve the immune system and avoid catching cold.

The followers of Ayurvedic medicine claim that such spices as ginger (Zingiber officinale), basil (Ocimum basilicum) and black pepper (Piper nigrum) have anti-cold therapeutic properties, that is why in autumn it is essential to add these spices to everyone’s diet.  At that, Ayurveda experts underline that the combination of these three herbal remedies can be used both as a preventive measure, and as a treatment for all common respiratory diseases. Therefore, dressing the meals with basil, ginger and black pepper is recommended to everyone, regardless of being healthy or already suffering from flue or a cold.

According to the theory of Ayurvedic medicine, these three spices can stimulate and improve protective properties of the immune system. However, it is always possible to use good old effective natural remedies, such as onions, garlic, lemons and others, which also can provide us with necessary vitamins and nutrients for effective cold prevention and fighting with the symptoms of the most common respiratory diseases. Besides, it is important to avoid eating cold foods and drinking cold beverages (especially milk and fruit juices) in this time of the year.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

One Response to “3 Effective Herbal Remedies to Prevent Cold”

  1. EmilyNo Gravatar Says:

    I agree, eat your pharmacy!!