Most of you might already know how much I enjoy herbs, especially in teas, but do I exclude traditional medicine? No, I don’t. It depends on how I feel and how the medicine works.
As so often when the weather changes, come early fall, catching a cold is easy. It was also one of the reasons why I started looking into herbal remedies many years ago. I had tried some Chinese Medicin but feel more comfortable with plants and names I recognize, like this Echinacea.
Another thing I have realized, is that western traditional medicine, chemically produced, often creates a similar side-effect to what the medicine is for in the first place, such as getting a headache (but a different type) from an ibuprofen or even getting a stuffy nose from nosedrops. Instead I use a saline spray. This might mean it doesn’t alleviate the symptoms as good as a regular would, but it takes less days to feel better. After all, when we don’t feel well, we’re not supposed to cover it up more than necessary, but rather take it as an inspiration to get more rest.
How do you deal with your cold?