Cold and Flu season is upon us. As we head into the winter months, we spending more time indoors. This means we’re spending more time surrounded by the dry air produced by forced-air heating. We get more-frequent exposure to the germs that come from other people’s coughs, sneezes, and touch. We also increase our general sickness exposure by spending more time gathering with family and friends. In light of all of this, it’s important to keep our immune systems in top shape.
In our family, we support our general immunity in a variety of natural ways, most of which I discussed in How I’m Preparing for Cold and Flu Season. The one thing pictured that I didn’t mention in the article is the Thieves Cough Drops pictured above, which are wonderfully soothing as well as generally supportive of the immune system.
As I started gathering the items I like to have on hand for this time of year (or really anytime we get exposed to an illness or begin feel under the weather), I thought that perhaps you could use a reminder to stock your cabinets, too.
I get my essential oils and cough drops HERE; everything else should be available from your local health food store.
What natural remedies do you keep on hand for cold and flu season?