The other day I was doing a group project for my programming classes with some of my teammates into with them were sick with a runny nose, sneezing, fever and sinus headaches. I tried to keep my distance from them but it’s impossible to do group project and stay far enough apart from them to not get their sickness eventually. by the time we finished up I was a ready beginning to feel like I had a nasty cold coming on.
My nose was starting to burn on the inside and I started to feel a little weak and flush. This is the way I usually feel right before a bad cold or flu comes on. All I could think of was I was going to go home and get sick for a week like they were. That would just be terrible as this is my last year in college and I don’t need to be sick if I can avoid it.
When I got home my wife told me about this tea that she had. It was specifically for treating colds and boosting the bodies natural defenses. I was willing to give anything a shot, so I had her brew me a cup of this Echinacea tea (to be exact it was called Echinacea Complete Care Herbal Supplement tea by Celestial Seasonings). I drank the whole cup of tea and then went to bed.
What’s amazing is that I want to bed feeling extremely lousy and with a fever. I didn’t have much faith in this echinacea tea at all and I was dreading how I was going to feel when I woke up in the morning. I knew I was going to have serious cold or flu the next day. But what really happened was I actually woke up about a hour later and I felt 100% better and rejuvenated.
I got up and did some homework and studied for an upcoming test. Then I went to bed. When I got up in the morning I felt great and like I never had any cold or anything. There must really be something to this Celestial Seasonings echinacea herbal tea. I know my body and I know when it’s going to be coming down with a serious cold or flu. I was feeling all the signs of it. Yet somehow this one cup of tea that I had knocked it all out.
My team members for my group project were still sick with this nasty or virus that they had, but I never came down with it other than what I felt the previous day and night. After that it was all gone and I felt great. According to the box that the tea comes in it says that echinacea has been used for centuries by Native Americans to stimulate the immune system, and recent studies have shown that Echinacea may support the body’s ability to defend itself against common ailments.
The tea also contains 60% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 50% of the recommended daily value of zinc. Vitamin C has long been linked with the body’s immune system and Zink I know in recent studies has been shown effective against the flu, bacterial infections and the common cold. So obviously the Echinacea, vitamin C and zinc provide a knockout punch to common ailments.
All I can say is this stuff works far better then bed rest or going to the doctor. usually when I have a cold or flu I go see the doctor they send home a Tony to get bed rest and that it will be several days to a week before I get better. Why can’t the doctors tell you to take this echinacea tea when it is so highly effective against common colds and ailments? probably because they wouldn’t get paid any kickbacks like they do with expensive prescription drugs. Also people wouldn’t come and see them as often.
I have found something that really works in treating colds and viruses and I will be using it from now on whenever I feel like I’m coming down with a cold or flu or feel I’ve been exposed to someone that has a cold or flu. I definitely recommend the Celestial Seasonings Echinacea Complete Care herbal tea. I have used it several times since and I have yet to come down with a cold or flu. This tea is awesome. It’s the natural cure for the common cold and the best part is it really works!