Indoor plants treat colds: 5 home healers

Autumn increasingly comes into its own, the weather changes three times a day, more often the sky is tightened leaden clouds, everywhere you can sneeze and cough - hello to seasonal colds! As a rule, in autumn we are concerned about the lungsmalaise, nasal congestion, loss of strength, choking in the throat. The reasons to consult a doctor is enough, but for a thorough trip to the pharmacy is not so much. Well, who wants to fill the body with chemistry? In order not to increase the incomes of pharmacological corporations, try to do with simple and affordable means - green plants on your windowsill.

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Aloe

This unpretentious plant is in almost everyhouse, it is a universal healer. Aloe has a biostimulating effect that allows cells to be updated more quickly. The best therapeutic effect is achieved if the cut leaves of aloe (the plant should be at least 3 years old) put in the refrigerator for two weeks, then the concentration of biologically active, nutrients in it is maximum. Or use freshly cut leaves.

Aloe well rises immunity. Grind in a blender 0.5 cups of walnuts, 4 tbsp. spoons of honey, 3-4 leaves of aloe and 1 lemon. This tasty mixture is recommended to give even to small children 1 teaspoon after meals three times a day. From a cough this recipe will help: mix crushed aloe with honey and butter in a ratio of 1: 2: 2 and put in the oven for a slow fire for 4 hours. Take 3 times a day with hot milk. Aloe helps to secrete a secret, in other words, with a cold, bury its juice in the nose, and rinse the sore throat with a solution of 1 tbsp. spoons of juice for 1 glass of warm water.

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Kalanchoe

Perhaps, this is the most favorite plant of young mothers. His juice, buried in the nose, causes an attack of sneezing in children, and thus helps to cleanse the nose. Kalanchoe as well as aloe - a biogenic stimulant, allows the body to actively cope with viruses and other cold colognes. Especially it is effective in the fight against purulent manifestations of the disease - tonsillitis, sinusitis, angina. It is enough to gargle with the Kalanchoe juice diluted in a glass of warm water or just chew a leaf. When otitis will help instill the juice in your ears. And for the prevention of influenza should be buried in the nose of the juice Kalanchoe 2 drops.

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Eucalyptus

This medicinal plant, recognizedmodern medicine, is the most effective natural remedy in the fight against colds. A variety of eucalyptus, which has the maximum healing effect, is Gibson's eucalyptus gum. In addition to the fact that the phytoncides of eucalyptus favorably affect the mucous membranes simply by inhaling its fragrance, its leaves perfectly cope with bronchitis. Do inhalation with his leaves and twigs, drink eucalyptus tea a little three to four times a day (3 teaspoons of chopped leaves pour 0.4 ml of boiling water and let it brew for 15 minutes). Eucalyptus suppresses the formation of sputum, dilutes it and provides disinfection of the lungs. And if in the house of an influenza-sick person, who can not be isolated from the rest of the family - bury the eucalyptus juice in the nose.

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Geranium

Ordinary room geraniums can helpcope with respiratory infections and complications such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tracheitis. It excretes phytoncides, suppresses pathogenic viruses and bacteria, including staphylococcus is not worse than onions or garlic. For a cold, this infusion will help: 1 tbsp. Spoon the crushed leaves with two cups of warm boiled water and leave for 8 hours. Drink it in small sips throughout the day. The patient's throat will be helped by a decoction of 2 tbsp. spoons of leaves, filled with a glass of boiling water. And in order to avoid getting sick at the height of the epidemic, rub the nose bridge and nose wings with a fresh leaf of geranium. Or mash and put a sheet of geranium in your nose after a trip in the transport or shopping. Essential oils of geranium will protect the nasal mucosa from infections.

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Myrtle

In Greek, myrtle means "balm"and not in vain. A pot of myrtle will not only be a source of useful phytoncids, but a mini-first-aid kit. Veins mirta treat bronchitis, sinusitis, throat diseases. And the positive effect is often achieved quite quickly. Tincture myrtle to make it simple: 1 tbsp. Spoon the crushed leaves with a glass of vodka and insist a few days in a dark place. To rinse the throat with tonsillitis or tonsillitis, get the drops (5-6 drops) diluted in a glass of water. Or make myrtle compresses. With the flu, you can simply chew leaflets myrtle, it has antipyretic effect and is a good natural antibiotic.