There are so many natural alternatives that can help with just about any illness. Next time a fever creeps up, don’t reach for the Tylenol just yet! Did you know that a fever can help your child’s body fight off infection? A study in the journal Pediatrics showed that 89 percent of parents reached for fever reducers such as, acetaminophen and ibuprofen before temperatures reached 102 degrees. Rushing to the medicine cabinet for a small fever could actually slow down the body from fighting off infection, such as the flu or an ear infection.
Often times we reach for over the counter medicine because we think that is the only way to go about combating sickness, but there are so many natural resources that can help with common sickness without all the scary side effects.
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Natural antibiotic, anti fungal, and antibacterial. Garlic can tackle almost any illness. Garlic can aid in preventing colds and the flu. Studies have shown that garlic reduces the risk of becoming sick ,so eat up!
Coconut oil is high in lauric acid. It is thought to dissolve the lipid coating around some viruses and make them more susceptible to attack by the immune system.
Onions have been shown to pull toxins & help the body heal. Add olive oil and onion to feet. Cover with socks to remove body toxins.
Natural healing happens through the feet in a lot of methods. Be sure to always have comfy socks around.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar alkalizes the body and helps kill viruses and bacteria.
Chamomile tea is great for getting fussy sick kids to calm down and sleep well. Add honey for sweetness. Chamomile is also great to help ease anxiety and stress.
Natural toxin remover. Place olive or coconut oil on bottom of feet and rub in oregano, add socks. (this has been said to remove fever, as well as get rid of sickness) Add oregano & rosemary to a face steam to loosen congestion & soothe the throat and sinuses.
Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micro nutrients.
Follow this 3 ingredient elderberry recipe HERE to keep illness away.
Ginger baths are a soothing way to stop some of the discomfort of body aches. Great as a tea for sinuses and upset tummies too.
Great for all digestive disturbances and for calming a fever. Rub on the skin to bring a high fever down. It is antimicrobial and antiviral and kids usually love the taste. It can be consumed as a hot tea or cold tea during illness.
Perfect to rub on the bottom of feet with socks to get relief from those annoying colds.
Gauze Pads are great to have around for cuts and burns.
People have been using honey to heal cuts since at least 2000 BC, when Egyptian doctors recorded its ability to heal wounds for the first time. Scientists believe the antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals in honey make it able to kill both the bacteria and the fungi that infect wounds. Raw honey is a great sore throat reliever as well.
Scrapes happen, a band-aid can solve many ouchies.
Tea Tree Oil
Great for healing a cut quickly.
Awesome for colds! If you’re suffering from a cold, take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days.
Adhesive Medical Tape
Medical tape can be used to hold a bandage or any other dressing onto a wound. Duck tape is also great to have around and are great for blisters because it wont come off easily!
When sickness hits, having wash cloths on hand is a must. Add cold water and apply to the head for fever relief. Put a cold wash rag at the back of the neck to help relieve nauseousness.