How not to catch a cold in the office!
Nobody wants to get sick. Well, you can somehow vouch for yourself, but what to do if you come to the office and don’t know who nearby breathes an “infection” on you and who doesn’t? And the sick themselves do not always know that they are sick: it’s one thing when everyone unanimously asks the sick person to put on a mask or go home (these are the most effective ways to prevent colds), and quite another when a person infects others without showing signs of illness — how to prevent a cold in this case? Chew the roots Not any roots will do, but the roots of calamus and ginger. They are rich in specific essential oils — calamus and ginger, which have an antimicrobial effect. After breaking off a small, centimeter-sized piece from the root, put it in your mouth and chew until it exudes flavor in your mouth (about two hours on average). At the same time, disinfectant vapors will be released into your oral cavity. But not everyone can be treated with roots: they are contraindicated for pregnant, breastfeeding, feverish people, people with high acidity of the stomach and inflammatory bowel diseases. Drink vitamin cocktails Instead of office coffee, drink vitamin teas with the whole team. To do this, grind the berries rich in vitamin C with sugar in the evening, pour hot water over it and let it brew overnight (so the berries will have time to “give away” all their vitamins). It can be cranberries, raspberries, black currants, rose hips, honeysuckle. Warm tea in the microwave and drink throughout the day. Plant geraniums on the table Geranium leaves contain volatile volatile substances (the so-called plant antibiotics) that will destroy microbes in the air. In addition to geraniums, two more indoor plants are rich in phytoncides — royal begonia and crested chlorophytum. If you are drawn to sneeze, twist in your nose, you need to pick a leaf, rub it in your hands — then a lot of phytoncides will be released — and breathe in a spicy aroma for a minute. Dissolve «special» oil You will need 100 g of ordinary fresh butter, which must be melted in a saucepan, periodically removing all the foam until the oil becomes transparent. While it’s still warm, mix it with equal parts ground spices: ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, and cloves. Pound everything until smooth and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, take with you to work and suck on small portions (the size of a pea) up to 5 times a day. All these spices have an anti-cold effect: they perfectly warm the body and stimulate the immune system. Get an ionizer Ionization is a good way to clean the air not only from dust, but also from germs. As a rule, ionizers have 2 modes: during the day, while you are working, use ionizing, and leave ozonation at night. Ionized air is absolutely harmless, but ozone, although it neutralizes microbes stronger than ions, but if you breathe it for more than half an hour, it can cause a headache. Try citrus salad Take 3 peeled oranges, 2 tangerines, 1 grapefruit, cut them into pieces, squeeze half a lemon into a salad bowl and sprinkle coriander on top. Toss the salad and let it sit for 20 minutes. Eat this salad for dessert 2-3 times a week. This is a wonderful multivitamin remedy, rich in vegetable proteins, flavonoids, vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system. Click Brazil nuts They are leaders in selenium content (1530 micrograms per 100 g of nuts). It is a powerful immune booster and antioxidant. If the body lacks this element, the initially not very dangerous influenza virus actively mutates already being directly in the cells of the human body. Thus, there are all sorts of complications of the flu. A few Brazil nuts a day can help prevent the flu and dangerous consequences. Lubricate the nose with ointment An ointment containing oxolin will do. Its fatty base will promote the adhesion of viruses, and the substance oxolin will destroy them. For protection, lubricate both inner surfaces of the nostrils (mucosa) with a thin layer of ointment and renew it 2-3 times a day (when you feel that the layer has become thin). Ventilate the room Germs are transmitted from one person to another through the air, so the infection can be driven out into the street with drafts. Therefore, ventilate the room in which you work every hour for 5 minutes. If this is not done, the concentration of viruses in the office will increase, which means that it will be easier to get infected. Clean your workplace Viruses can get to you not in one «jump», but in several, like dust. And along the way, they will settle on the objects around you, on the desktop. Therefore, do wet cleaning on it — at least once a day. Do not doubt that there will be a lot of infection on the rag, and little next to you.