The cooler months mean snuggly pjs, piping hot chocolate, and a great time to guard our immunity!
There's a lot to love about winter time - nights in with the family, a toasty fire, snuggly pyjamas and hot chocolate, and an ideal time to focus on our immunity. I actually like to help guard my immune system as much as possible with natural home remedies by taking natural supplements, drink special organic teas and make use of essential oils, but I recommend checking with your health care practitioner or medical professional if you have any concerns about illnesses in your family.
Ideal Natural supplements for winter
One of our popular supplements is the Kiwiherb Immuneguard, this immunity guard fluid contains a blend of natural ingredients including Manuka Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Peppermint, Liquorice, Orange and Lemon and Echinacea (which supports non-specific cellular immunity).
Kiwiherb Immuneguard is designed to support the health and function of the immune system and help to maintain healthy immune function. Certified organic, gluten free and vegan, it can be diluted in water daily. Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance of general well-being.
Use only as directed. Always read the label. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare profession. Contains ethanol. Not suitable for infants under the age of twelve.
Fusion Health Cold & Flu Tablets
Another great homeopathic product is the Fusion Health Cold & Flu Tablets. These contain herbs (traditionally used in herbal medicine/traditional Chinese medicine) to stimulate the immune system and help relieve symptoms of flu, cold, tonsillitis, bronchial cough, laryngitis and sinusitis; including fever, (sinusitis) pain, sore throat, inflammation and mucus congestion. May reduce the severity /frequency/duration (of symptoms) of colds/flu.
These Australian made, gluten free, nut free and vegan tablets contain a herbal blend of Magnolia Flower, Honeysuckle, Platycodon and Echinacea.
Use only as directed. Always read the label. If symptoms or coughing persist consult your healthcare practitioner.Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice.
Weleda Cold & Flu Pilules
Ideal taken as soon as you start to feel a cold or influenza/flu coming on, the Weleda Cold & Flu Pilules is a homeopathic product that may reduce the severity of symptoms of colds, can assist in the treatment of flu by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms and relieve mucous congestion. This herbal blend combines Aconite, Eucalyptus and Sabadilla.
Take at the onset of cold or flu to relieve symptoms such as fever, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose and coughs. To use, allow 15 pilules to dissolve under your tongue every two hours.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice.
If congestion is really getting you down, I recommend the Kiwiherb De-Stuff. Formulated specifically to
- help reduce the severity of the symptoms of colds
- help in the maintenance of general well-being
- support the health and function of the immune system
- help maintain healthy immune function
A tingling or numbing sensation can actually occur in the mouth immediately after taking this due to the potency of the Echinacea - this is totally normal! This is certified organic, gluten free and vegan, and can be taken daily diluted in water.
Use only as directed. Always read the label. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice. Contains ethanol.
Essential oils for blocked nose
Black Chicken Remedies Nasalette™ Essential Oil Inhaler - Respire
A favourite essential oil blend of mine is the Black Chicken Remedies Nasalette™ Essential Oil Inhaler - Respire, which I actually keep in my handbag and by my bedside during winter for easy use. It contains a potent blend of oils including Peppermint, Lemongrass, Ginger and Eucalyptus to waken your senses.
This natural personal inhaler is used by being placed below each nostril while you breathe in deeply. It's also totally refillable with the matching Black Chicken Remedies Respire Essential Oil Blend.
Little Innoscents - Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend
Try using an essential oil blend if you're feeling it this Winter. I love adding the Little Innoscents - Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend to a diffuser or even putting a few drops in the bath. It contains refreshing Eucalyptus, Lemon, Spearmint, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oils.
Natural tea for winter
Pukka Tea - Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey
One of my favourite warming teas for winter season is the Pukka Tea - Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey. This delicious tea contains a spicy blend of zesty Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric as well as sweet Manuka Honey to get your senses going.