Cut the Cough & Cold
It’s the season of coughs, colds, flu and feelings of general unwellness. Whether that’s caused by the weather or the longer days, who knows. What we do know are some tips and tricks for helping you kick whatever you’re feeling to the curb and how to keep it there! You deserve to be healthy year-round, so let us guide you to 24/7 health.
Before we get into the solutions, let’s first talk about the cause of your illness. The common cold is very easily spread to others and is often spread through airborne droplets that are coughed or sneezed into the air by the sick person. The droplets are then inhaled by another person or spread through common surfaces such as doorknobs, handles or counters. Although many types of viruses can cause a common cold, rhinoviruses are the most common cause. Which enters your body through your mouth, eyes or nose.
Detecting a cold is fairly easy. Symptoms commonly start appearing within one to three days and can include a; sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches, body aches, post-natal, tiredness or headache.
Getting over a cold though, now that’s the hardest part. Research has shown that hydration is one of the most important elements of recovery as it helps to loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. Rest is another necessary part of recovering from the common cold and flu. Another solution is the use of a humidifier, which acts to add moisture to your home and loosen congestion. When you’ve tried the above three tips, it is time to get serious and bring out the big guns, or in this case, the big sprays. The use of saline nasal drops and sprays can be highly beneficial for relieving stuffiness, congestion and pressure headaches. The other spray you’ll want to use is the Ki Sore Throat Spray formulated with three natural active ingredients traditionally used in Chinese Medicine, along with Manuka honey to deliver both immune system support and symptomatic relief. These ingredients include Echinacea Purpurea, to help support the immune system and boost the body’s natural defences to fight the common cold, Japanese Honeysuckle Flower, used to relieve sore throat, mild inflammation and fever and clover oil, for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
But if you want to knock your cold out of the park, it is time to turn to Ki Cold & Flu Day/Night Formula and Ki Cold & Flu Attack Formula. Ki’s Cold & Flu Attack Formula contains a combination of herbs traditionally used in Chinese Medicine and natural ingredients, along with clinically trialled Andrographis to help fight the symptoms of the common cold and flu. Taken at the first sign of infection and fever, it can help reduce the duration and severity of acute infections and reduce the duration. On the other end of the cold-fighting spectrum is Ki’s Cold & Flu Day/Night Formula contains a combination of ingredients to help fight the symptoms of the common cold and flu. Both of which contain Andrographis Paniculata Leaf, a standardized form of Andrographis which has been scientifically tested and traditionally used to treat infectious diseases and fevers. In the lab, it exhibits antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and immunostimulating properties.
Some of the other ingredients include:
Zingiber Officinale Fresh Rhizome (Ginger)
- Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help clear nasal passages and relieve chesty coughs.
- Used for arthritis, cramps, sprains, sore throats, rheumatism, muscular aches, pains, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, hypertension, dementia, fever and infectious diseases.
- Helps shorten respiratory tract infections, such as colds, flu, sinusitis and pneumonia
Magnolia Flower (Magnolia)
- Used in traditional Chinese medicine to help clear congestion and nasal passages.
Mentha Leaf (Wild mint)
- A Chinese herb to help relieve symptoms of the common cold including mild fever, headaches and sore throat.
Melissa Officinalis leaf (Lemon balm)
- Used in herbal medicine to naturally promote restorative sleep.
There you have it, every immune-boosting concoction and solution you need to be back on your feet in record time!