Discover Natural Remedies for Respiratory Infections

Respiratory Infection is a much common type of infection due to bacteria or viruses that causes common cold, influenza, croup, pneumonia and bronchitis. The common symptoms due to these diseases are congestion, cold, flu, itchy throat, cough and a dripping nose. There are various causes and risk factors that cause respiratory infections. The best way to treat them is through natural remedies.
Natural remedies for respiratory infection are popular among other remedies due to its effectiveness. There are so many natural remedies for respiratory infections that cures specific signs such as congestion, cold, flu, aches and pain.
Let us see a few of them-
Congestion relievers:
Congestion is a very common symptom of respiratory infection. This can be overcome by using some natural oils such as; Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Anise, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Pine and Thyme.
These oils can be used in two different ways. Direct inhalation and steam inhalation. In direct inhalation, put two to three drops of oil on palms, rub your hands for the oil to become warm, then bring hands to the mouth and nose, be at ease and breathe for two minutes, repeat procedure until you get relief. In case of steam inhalations, put 3-5 drops of oils in steaming water and lower your face to inhale these oils.
Reduces fever:
Fever is a common symptom associated with respiratory infection which can be treated at home by using some natural remedies.
Some of the herbs we use are Catnip, Echinacea, Licorice Root, Lemon Balm, Fennel and Yarrow.
You can use extract of these herbs. Use daily 2-3 times daily. One of the chemical constituent of these herbs is Salicin which decreases fever.
Cures sore throat:
Sore throat is a common symptom associated with cold and flu and can be cured with honey, garlic, ginger, Tilden flower, or sage teas. The gargles or extracts may be used for Tilden flower, or sage teas. Honey you take 2-3 time daily as it is. Licorice root and honey lozenges are also used to cure sore throat.
Aches and pain relievers:
Back aches and muscle pain is associated with flu, we can treat this at home using some herb such as St. John's Wort, Eucalyptus, Camphor, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary and Arnica (dilute).
Immune system boosters:
To boost the immune system during and after infection is most important to fight against bacteria and viruses. Supplement of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and other antioxidants may help you.
Bottom Line:
Natural remedies for respiratory infection can be best used with the help of a physician. You have to understand the benefits and risks of every herb thoroughly and then make a decision. If herbs are not able to cure, please consult the physician to avoid further complication.
Apart from these natural remedies, one can also try natural herbal products such as Holy Basil/Tulasi from Himalaya for curing respiratory infections without any side effects.
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