How to: Herbal Steam for Cold & Flu Reilef

How to: Herbal Steam for Cold & Flu Reilef

That runny nose, the fever, the coughs and all those aches and pains? They're not just symptoms of feeling "sick"; they're signs that your body is working to restore balance.

Reaching for suppressants that only offer temporary relief doesn't necessarily speed up your body's fight against illness; it's doing the opposite. The cough you're trying to suppress helps expel mucus and irritants from your respiratory system, which is crucial to the healing process.

Instead, consider that nature has provided us with a variety of herbal remedies that can support the immune system, ease discomfort, and reduce the severity of cold and flu symptoms.

Try an herbal steam:

1. Bring some water to a rolling boil and remove it from the stove.

2. Grab a handful of herbs (listed below) and add them to the pot.

3. Find a spot where you can sit or stand and breathe in the steam comfortably.

4. Put a towel over your head to trap the steam in and breathe deeply.

Herbs for steaming:
Thyme, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Oregano, Rosemary

Herbs for immunity and fighting colds and flu:
Sea Moss, Star Anise, Life Everlasting, Astragalus, Guaco Root

Remember, what you eat during this time also plays a huge role in your healing. Instead of processed foods, meats, and dairy, reach for as much fruit as you can! Aside from being rich in the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs, they will help keep you hydrated and provide you with the energy you need.

Find the herbs mentioned online or visit us in store at our herbal shop in Summerville! 908 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville, SC 29485

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