Keep that nasty cold at bay with flowers

Years ago, the number one response to the common cold or flu was a handful or more of medication. Over time, we have become increasingly aware of the fact that nature still has the best solutions to these problems. Colds and similar problems are in full force during the colder months which is why it’s so important to give your body the boost it needs.

The first tip is to make sure that you get over that cold fast is to stay hydrated. When you are properly hydrated, you help your body eliminate the virus. Clear soups are also great for hydration an nutritional value. Don’t forget about Vitamin C! You can take a supplement as a preventative measure and to help your body get over that cold sooner rather than later.

What some people might not realise is the role of the air in your home. If you want to keep the air in your home clean, it’s important to open your windows every day. Even when it’s below freezing outside, open your windows for at least 15 minutes in the morning and enjoy that fresh air! In addition, you should select various house plants to help purify the air of various toxins. Different types of potted plants offer different air purifying benefits. Take note of the common elements in the air and choose your plants accordingly.

Another great tip is to make the most of various flowers and plants to give your immune system a boost. Echinacea and nasturtium are both popular options for building a strong defence against colds and the flu. Another great floral tea comes in the form of chamomile. These dainty flowers have a wonderful soothing effect on your body and mind. By relieving stress, you help ensure that your body can focus its energy on more important matters. Studies have shown how stress affects the body and how badly it can run you down. Enjoy a soothing cup of chamomile each day and you will enjoy the relaxing effect while hydrating your body at the same time!

Finally, never underestimate the connection between body and mind. When you are happy and positive, you will feel better physically too. Give your mind a boost when you order your favourite fresh flowers! Put them on display at work and at home to keep your surroundings bright and full of positive energy. If you are concerned about pollen and allergies, ask your florist about pollen-free flowers like the Roselily hybrid. They look and smell lovely without the risk of allergic reactions!