Top 5 saviour ingredients:
1. Olive oil
Cough, cough . . . not so commonly used but if you have an irritating little tickle that you can’t shake this is your new best friend. A few spoonful’s throughout the day will work wonders. This magic little oil is great for your hair and skin, it can enhance your immune system, fight off infections, soothe inflammation and will ease that dry tickle we’d all rather live without.
Not only great for fending off vampires and potential romances garlic has excellent anti-viral properties and is another immune-system boosting super star. Raw or cooked, garlic is not only an excellent bacterial combat but has also proven to work wonders with the lymphatic system which improves the body’s ability to cleanse and also nourishes our most valued organs such as the lungs and heart. A few bulbs a day should do the trick but please note that too
much raw garlic can be a tad aggravating on ones stomach.
3. Salt water
Suffering from a sore throat, swollen glands or horrible cough? I little bit of salt in warm water gargled 4 times a day will rock your world. Pain reduction is instant, the salt forces any mucus to vacate the premises, desensitises the throats pain fibres and washes away inflammatory chemicals which are normally trapped by the mucus that once was.
A plant extract from the Asteraceae (daisy family) is notoriously known for lending a hand in keeping our immune systems strong. Its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties are an excellent boost if taken from the early stages of illness. You can pick some up at your local Boots or health food store and have a few doses throughout the day. (It is recommended to not exceed a daily use of 2 weeks just to make sure your immune system remembers how to do the job itself.)
A natural wonder. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED cut into small pieces in a natural tea with sliced lemons and honey . . . yum!
It contains nearly a dozen antiviral compounds. Like the others ginger is pain relieving, antiseptic and antioxidant. It is proven as an excellent weapon for preventing and combating colds, sore throats and inflammation whilst incredibly reducing fever and gently easing you to sleep with its sedative properties.
Top 5 secret DIY Reflexology points
1. Adrenals – to increase cortisone production (our bodies natural pain relief)
2. Spleen – to boost the immune system
3. Eustachian tube – to ease pain and built up toxins from sniffles and sneezing
4. Sinuses – to release pressure, inflammation and toxins
5. Head – great for relaxation and easing headaches or tension.
How to do it? Place the pad of your thumb on the desired reflex, apply pressure and make a circular motion.
For larger areas apply the same technique and just shuffle along making sure you cover the whole section.
If it is sensitive or feels crunchy then you need to work on that area until the pain and crunchiness disappears.
Get those thumbs in motion, you can do it at home, on the bus or when you’re watching T.V! A piece of cake!
For you wiz kids who like to know a little more in depth information here are some links I found useful.
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/burn/Parker.pdf for further information on Echinacea