Suffering From a Cold Virus? Try Vaping The Following Herbs.

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average adult will catch the cold virus (influenza) between two to three times per year. While most people recover within 7-10 days, it can produce some rather unpleasant symptoms, such as headaches, body aches, nasal congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, coughing and sore throat.

Thankfully, there are plenty of herbs which are known to combat the effects of the cold virus. You may already know some of these herbs, but others will likely surprise you.

Peppermint -- perhaps one of the most versatile herbs of all, peppermint is particularly effective in treating cold symptoms. The refreshing taste of menthol will open up your sinuses, clear away congestion, and relieve body aches and pains. Peppermint is also delicious, with many people choosing to vape it for this reason alone.

Lavender -- the next time your head is pounding from a cold-related migraine (or regular-strength headache), try vaping a small amount of all-natural lavender. Most people instinctively go for the bottle of Tylenol to treat a headache, but pain relieving medicines such as this often do more harm than good. Lavender, on the other hand, is known to directly target headaches without damaging the liver.

Green Tea -- who says green tea is only useful when brewed into a drinking beverage? People have used this healing herb for centuries to treat everything from an upset stomach to insomnia, chest congestion, and more. Place some green tea leaves in your vaporizer to ease your cold symptoms. It's a little-known fact that green tea contains caffeine, further boosting your depleted energy levels when you have a cold.

Chamomile -- another versatile cold-fighting herb is chamomile. Much like green tea, many people choose to brew chamomile into a drinkable tea. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that you can't vape it. In fact, vaping is often the preferred choice among people suffering from a cold, as it sends the antioxidants and beneficial compounds directly into the lungs, where it's then absorbed into the bloodstream.

Note: to reap the maximum cold-fighting benefits of these herbs, it's recommended that you heat them just enough to create a light plume of mist-like vapor. Cranking up the temperature too much on your device may cause them to burn, which subsequently creates smoke. Play around with your vaporizer's temperature controls to find the happy medium where vapor, not smoke, is produced.

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