Friday, 18 October 2013

Fighting it naturally

Like I said yesterday I am suffering with a cold, I have a headache and generally feeling a little glum and under the weather!  Usually I pop a few paracetamol and have a hot drink or two to take the edge off, if I am lucky I get to hide in bed for a couple of hours and have soup brought to me!  But it really depends on how generous hubbie is feeling…

I do worry about taking too many tablets, as an asthmatic I already need my inhalers regularly.  My asthma is well controlled but its still extra medicine in my body, I would love to treat my ailments more naturally.  So I viewed this diagram of a herb map with interest from Baldwins, maybe I could start to treat myself with an assortment of herbs and avoid some of the conventional medicines from now on.

I guess before we had synthetic medicine we did have to reply on herbal remedies so they have been around for so much longer.  They have been used over many generations all over the world to treat a multitude of illnesses.  So I think my hot drink will change to chamomile tea to help soothe my poor head!  My mum is always drinking the stuff so she must be on to something.  Then I noticed there are a few herbs designed to help with Asthma, it might be worth my giving them a try too.  I have relied on my inhalers since I was five years old and my mum bribed me to try them with ice-lollies.

Now I just need to sort out my creaky joints, I might feel like a new woman then… I will stock pile an assortment of herbal tea, creams and ointments and impress everyone with my new found knowledge and my non-creaking bones!

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