Everyone is sick at one point or another throughout the year. Illnesses affect your ability to make it into work and can have a negative impact on your life if the sickness lasts. While many doctors would suggest taking antibiotics, the reality is not everyone can afford them and in the long run they can have negative health effects on your immune system. Instead, there are a number of natural medicines that you can utilize, that not only cost less than pharmaceutical medicines, but are naturally occurring and will boost your immune system.
Oregano oil is made from naturally occurring wild oregano and is rich in carvacrol. Carvacrol is a phenol, which had antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Oregano oil is used as an immune booster that should be taken when you are beginning to develop a cold. It comes in a small bottle with an eyedropper. Take one drop, 1 to 4 times daily until the symptoms of the cold are gone. It can be found at most health food stores and if you want an extra potent version of the oil then look for the branded “Oreganol P73” type.
Ginseng is a natural health remedy that helps to boost your immune system, lower stress levels and increase your libido. It also helps you recover your health during illness and the flu. It often comes in capsule form and should be taken regularly when you are sick. You can find it at health food stores or through a naturopath.
This plant is native to the United States and is an immune stimulant. It helps the body develop more white blood cells, which are in charge of fighting infections that develop within the body. Most people use it daily to help fortify their system during the winter months when you are more prone to becoming ill.
If you develop the stomach flu or are experience stomach cramps then a dosage of ginger will help calm the stomach and relax the muscles. Ginger is a root that can be made into a tea and consumed to help relieve stomach illnesses. It is excellent for relieving nausea and giving you enough comfort to relax and sleep.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Known, as a citrus extract is a natural antibiotic that can be used in place of a synthetic one. You can put a few drops into your juice or water and consume a couple of times a day to help relieve discomfort due to an infection. The only downside is that it can counteract the effects of some synthetic medications, so consult a doctor before using it.