May 30, 2018 5 min read
It’s true that in the winter months we’re more likely to suffer from a cold. On average, Australian adults get 2-4 colds per year. That’s one cold every 3-6 months, which translates to many days off work, gym sessions and social occasions missed, and a lowered immune system. It’s not much fun and a cold usually lasts 7 to 10 days once it takes hold.
Well, contrary to the name and to popular belief, we don’t catch colds from cold temperatures! The cause of a cold is a virus infection and has absolutely nothing to do with winter. What’s the missing link? It’s thought that in the winter months we are more likely to catch a cold virus because we spend more time indoors – sharing space and air with more people than we tend to do in the warmer months. Thus providing the perfect environments for the cold virus to incubate and spread from one human to the next.
Colds mainly affect our upper respiratory tract and airways. The symptoms are usually things like a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, body aches, congestion, headaches, fever and generally feeling unwell.
The only cure for a cold is time; however time can be reduced with the right treatments and supports. Of course it’s important to always take medical advice, but I find that when I’m feeling slightly run down or my immune system is fighting something off, it’s time to slow things down. Time to rest and boost my mind and body with natural remedies that have been tried and tested for thousands of years.
I’m talking about essential oils – used in Ayurvedic medicine and drawn on by many ancient cultures all around the world to prevent and treat a wide range of ailments, including colds.
Why? Because the remedial benefits are far superior to other natural remedies. Essential oils are potent and can treat a wide range of health ailments quickly.
There are many ways you can use essential oils, and I’ve created a few products that make it really easy for anyone to get the benefits of all the above ingredients.
The Black Chicken Remedies Respire Essential Oil Blend is designed to treat colds by reducing inflammation, clearing airways and strengthening the immune system. Here’s a few ways you can use oil blends to treat colds:
Stay healthy, happy and chilled this winter,
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