Cold and flu season was upon the nation and one December with domino effect, my kids caught that season’s cold, along with its lingering cough. After weeks of taking care of them, I inevitably, got the gift that kept on giving. A yucky cold. I should have known this was going to be one for the record books because the sore throat was SO painful. Not. fun.
As the weeks passed the coughing got worse and I was unable to sleep for more than a 2 hour stretch. That didn’t help my immune system any, so after trying all the usual home remedies, I drove myself to the urgent care, on Christmas Eve. Yes, Christmas Eve! They confirmed the bronchitis diagnosis and prescribed antibiotics and a cough suppressant.
As a young adult sinus infections were the bane of my existence, so I’m all too familiar with antibiotics and had a particularly horrible experience once, that left me kind of scared to take any ever again. Nevertheless, I was desperate to find relief but after just a single dose, I quickly regretted it. I was super duper nauseous and ended up vomiting twice before leaving the house for Christmas dinner at my in-laws. I don’t know about you, but being nauseous is just one of the worse things ever. Especially on a holiday where feasting is the order of the day. By God’s grace, I was able to eat something at dinner though. Then, as soon as the holidays passed, I made a same-day appointment to go see my naturopath. She helped me heal from bronchitis, naturally.
Nature’s version of a broad spectrum antibiotic
I was so relieved when she told me about one of nature’s most powerful antibiotic, silver hydrosol and she also suggested a couple other things.
“Drainage Tone is a homeopathic combination formula for a broad range of symptoms related to congestion of the body’s drainage pathways.” Energetix
Drainage Tone is a homeopathic remedy. It is used for swollen glands, sinus congestion, head congestion, mucous secretions, and skin eruptions. It has a combination of different natural ingredients such as echinacea, parsley and cod liver oil and it helps to support the lymphatic system. (Full list of ingredients).
Argentyn23 – Silver Hydrosol
“In the 1970′s, Dr. Robert O. Becker at Syracuse Medical University began to intensively research colloidal silver. He discovered that silver not only kills bacteria, but it actually killed bacteria that were resistant to all known antibiotics with no undesirable side effects.” The Healthy Economist
This particular brand of silver hydrosol, Argentyn23, is professional grade. In my case it was used like a broad spectrum antibiotic, just without the nasty side effects. Bye, bye nausea and vomiting. I also love that it’s safe for the entire family, even my 4 yr. old takes it when needed. I’ve even used it to heal pink eye.
- immune system booster
- infection fighting properties
I asked for an alternative to the Ricola I was using since it seemed to give me a laxative effect (read the label, that’s a side effect), who knew? The slippery elm may not taste as great but they got the job done for me. Apparently, you can even make your own.
- Argentyn23 – 1 tsp twice a day for 7-10 days (hold under tongue for 30 seconds)
- Drainage Tone – 30 drops twice a day for 7-10 days (hold under tongue for 30 seconds)
- Slippery Elm, as needed
The very first night, I slept almost 4 hours, uninterrupted, no coughing. As the nights progressed I got better and better and felt normal within a week. Phew!
Although I am wary of pharmaceuticals because of their potential side effects, I’m not knocking antibiotics because there sometimes very necessary. That being said, natural therapies are not without their own potential reactions as well. Many are quite safe, but be cautioned that every natural therapy doesn’t work the same for everyone or at the same doses. For those, like me, who are more sensitive to antibiotics, I am relieved to know that there are natural ways to help my body heal from bronchitis and other ailments. Since then, I am never without a bottle Argentyn23 in my first aid arsenal and I keep some Drainage Tone for those post-nasal drip days.
This is my personal recovery experience and I hope it will help someone else. When in doubt, consult a qualified practitioner.
What’s the go-to remedy in your natural first aid arsenal?
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Disclaimer: Although all of the mentioned remedies are available without a prescription, please consult qualified health professionals for any ailments you may have because I am not a doctor and I do not play one online. Additionally, I was not asked to review or compensated for reviewing any of the above-mentioned products. 🙂
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