26 December 2013

5 Natural Cures for Viral Infections

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 Viral infections referred for those infection that occurs due to viruses. Virus are mainly tiny microorganism that spread when finds suitable environmental. Virus infections may be of any type that occurs to human body such as, viral skin infections i.e. - measles and warts, oral infections i.e. - cold, flu and influenza, in addition some well- known infections such as dengue and hepatitis also caused by viruses. Different factors may trigger viral infections such as environmental pollution, too much cold or heat, some chronic disease, transmitted from other affected person, weak immune system are just the of them. You can identify viral infections by various symptoms it contains along like, cough, fever, cold, itching, irritations and body rashes. Additionally, specific types of viral infections may contain symptoms relative to the types and location of infection.
Generally minor viral infections treatment carried out by using antibiotic medicines or specific advised prescription according to the nature of infections. However, severe viral infections need proper medical attention and follow-ups. Our mother nature contains varieties of remedies found effective in treating minor viral infections but it is better to consult a medical professional before using anything.
Natural remedies for viral infections
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Garlic, you can use garlic in wide range of body infection and other minor health problems. Garlic contains various medicinal properties including, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and antiseptic. In addition, it also has other useful contents like magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and vitamins. The anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties found in garlic, helps in viral infection treatment. You can use garlic in many ways, but if you want to use it for skin infections caused by viruses then better to use meshed garlic clove with honey to make paste applying directly to the infected area with the help of your fingers. While in case of oral infections, you can use garlic added tea or take raw garlic cloves for chewing a little or with honey. It will help you in relieving viral infections.
Ginger is another useful remedy for treatment of various health problems including viral infections. Ginger considered useful in viral infections because of its high medicinal capabilities such as antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally ginger contains antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti allergic properties too along with various other useful contents. Ginger helps in immune system enhancement for our body and cleans the stomach. You can use ginger in many ways like adding in food, eating raw, ginger tea and making its juice too. Ginger tea effectively helps you in oral infections while applying ginger and honey paste or ginger and vinegar paste will be effective for skin infections.
Turmeric has a long history, during the older time people use it in curing many health problems. In today’s time, it is still relevant for treatment of bacterial and viral infections. Turmeric contains verities of medicinal properties such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-fungal properties and has other useful contents. Using turmeric is very easy and you can find it commonly in your local
groceries. In case of viral infections of skin make paste turmeric with honey and apply over the affected area or use turmeric with apple cider vinegar to make past for application.  Drink turmeric with warm milk twice daily will help your respiratory & oral viral infections as well.
Holy Basil
Holy basil is widely used and easily available natural remedy that you can use for various health problems along with viral infections. People often grow basil on their homes and use for adding flavor into variety of food preparations. Basil has antibacterial, antiviral, anti allergic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties suitable for wide range of uses. For skin, infections first take some basil leaves and use its extract with honey for applying over the affected area. In addition, basil tea added with black pepper & salt works effectively in oral infections, its oil also useful for aromatherapy & massaging.
Echinacea is another wonderful gift of nature, which is very useful in viral, bacterial infections and in other minor health disorders. Various medicinal properties of Echinacea include antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti allergic. In order to use Echinacea, make tea or consume it with honey or lemon juice. Echinacea capsules for oral use and Echinacea oil for inhaling or massaging are other methods of using it.


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