It will soon be cold, wet and windy again outside. And so you turn the heating on inside. It's the start of autumn. And also the flu season. How do the two go together?
The warm air from heating dries out our mucous membranes in the nose and throat area. Cold and flu viruses have an easy time of it. Coughs, sore throats or hoarseness are the consequence. But the good news is that little household remedies often help with mild symptoms – such as herbal baths for the relief of colds, herbal drops or herbal tea.
Drinking enough fluids is absolutely vital when you have a cold. Viruses and bacteria use our mucous membranes in the neck, nose and throat area as points of attack. To make sure our mucous membranes are well prepared for this and act as a barrier to the pathogens, we need to supply them with sufficient fluids.
Ideally, you need to drink two litres a day. Preferably hot herbal tea. This has a double effect: it not only supplies our bodies with water but the herbs help to alleviate the cold symptoms.
Whether it is sage, chamomile, mallow or marshmallow root – the substances in these medicinal plants have a calming effect for example. Eucalyptus, thyme or ribwort plantain on the other hand are natural expectorants. And for all those who would like to try drinking our herbal drops, here are two Em‑eukal-based ideas for an unusual but delicious homemade tea for colds...
For a soothing Em‑eukal tea, simply add two or three Em‑eukal herbal drops to a large mug of hot water. Stir occasionally and wait for a moment until the herbal drops have completely dissolved.
For coughs, you could try our Em‑eukal Classic or Em‑eukal Eucalyptus-Honey with valuable eucalyptus oil. It's not just koalas that are crazy about eucalyptus. We also appreciate what it can do for coughs. Essential eucalyptus oil is an expectorant and helps you cough up the mucus from the bronchial and nose area. The airways become clear. Eucalyptus also has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect and has a cooling effect on the skin and mucous membranes.
Our Em‑eukal Salvia pampers you with its herbal-fresh flavour and valuable sage extracts. Sage is one of the oldest medicinal plants. Even its botanical name "Salvia officinalis" (from the Latin salvare = heal, salvare = be healthy) points to its healing effect. Sage has soothing, pain-relieving, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects and acts as an antiperspirant. So if you have a sore throat, simply dissolve two to three herbal drops in hot water and enjoy it as a drink – or gurgle with it. Gurgling not only relieves sore throats and hoarseness but gives you fresh breath.
Tea infusions are naturally possible with other Em‑eukal premium herbal drops: for example, Em‑eukal Ginger-Orange, Em‑eukal Lemon and Em‑eukal Mild Mint. Or you could rely on proven medicinal herbs to make a refreshing herbal tea. You could of course mix the two together. Try it yourself! Breathe in deeply and relax.