Is a bunged-up nose or persistent cough keeping you awake at night? This can leave you feeling exhausted, unmotivated and more irritable. However, don’t let a pesky cold get you down!
HRI Herbal Medicine has a few suggestions that can help support your emotional and physical health – even if it’s not possible to spend all day snuggled on the sofa… Prioritise yourself
Whether it’s taking guilt free days off work or asking for help with childcare, give yourself time to rest. It’s not always comfortable for us to want to lean on others, but it’s an important step in selfcare. Remember that you are just as important as anyone else in your family and sometimes your needs are the priority.
Hygge is the Danish word for a feeling of cosy contentment. Try filling your senses with comfort such as burning a scented candle, taking a bath in magnesium salts, wearing soft, warm fabrics, or wrapping yourself in blankets. These little changes can be as simple as giving yourself an at-home foot spa or massaging a soothing balm or oil over your temples.
According to a study conducted by The University of Oxford, honey came out on top when it came to soothing symptoms for those suffering with a cold, flu or other upper respiratory tract infection. Try a spoonful of honey before bed or, for a soothing drink, drizzle it into a mug of boiling water with a tablespoon lemon juice.
Take a herbal medicine
Echinacea has been used traditionally for hundreds of years to treat cold and flu symptoms and is taken to shorten the duration of an infection. HRI
Coldcare contains a therapeutic amount of Echinacea herb, as well as 100% RDA of vitamin C and zinc in the daily dose. It therefore gives you three times the immunity support as well as the convenience of a herb, vitamin and mineral in one.
HRI Coldcare is available at ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, Morrisons and online.
The THR (Traditional Herbal Registration) license guarantees the highest quality and safety on the market for this herbal medicine.