Latest Craze Promises To Protect From Harsh Cold And Flu Symptoms Latest Craze Promises To Protect From Harsh Cold And Flu Symptoms

Support grows as more experience the power of vaping chamomile as a way to fight and prevent the cold and flu

With the end of the holidays, all we’ve got left is the dreaded cold and flu season. Almost everyone can agree that having to live your day to day life with a bad cold is just plain awful. The clogged sinus’ along with aches and pains make even simple tasks draining. It’s even worse if you end up with the severe flu, which sometimes becomes life-threatening for the elderly. It’s no wonder then why so much time and money is spent every year by people trying to avoid catching these illnesses.

While we still lack cures for these conditions, we have developed some serious lab made medicines which help mitigate the effects. Unfortunately, not everyone can, or is willing, to repeatedly take unnatural treatments over an extended period. As a result, there is a laundry list of natural remedies, but few with more supporters than chamomile. Most people are familiar with chamomile tea as a perfect way to calm a sore throat and cough, but did you know a growing number of individuals are now vaporizing their chamomile to the same effect?

The Benefits Of Chamomile

There is a rapidly growing number of people who claim vaping chamomile significantly improved or held off cold and flu symptoms. So while there is still a lack of peer-reviewed evidence specifically concerning vaping chamomile, we do have plenty of research proving the cold and flu-fighting benefits of chamomile alone. The American Chemical Society reported back in 2005 that ingesting high levels of chamomile results in the body making much more of the chemicals associated with increased resilience to the cold and flu. A different study concluded chamomile can significantly decrease the impact of inflammation related to the cold and flu. This means taking chamomile can seriously improve sleep, which also enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.

The benefits don’t stop there! Other studies have found that chamomile is very high in antioxidants, which are well known for their benefits to the body. But what many people don’t understand is these antioxidant benefits go further than just preventing damage from things like the sun. In fact, the antioxidants found in chamomile can significantly improve your ability to fight off diseases. These antioxidants are so beneficial that we even have reason to believe that they could reduce your risk of cancer. Several reports have found evidence which supports this idea. As recently as 2015, a report published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found similar results when they took an in-depth look at thyroid cancer.

But What About Vaping?

As mentioned, the evidence we have for vaping chamomile is currently only anecdotal. That being said, we do have a plethora of studies which prove vaping is not nearly as dangerous as the mainstream media would have you believe. It’s been known since back in 2015 that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking, with studies as recently as last month reaching similar conclusions. Even stronger is the report published in the Journal of Aerosol Sciences which concluded vapers have around a 57,000 times lower chance of developing cancer than a demographically similar smoker.

We’ve also been able to prove that vaping is a valuable smoking cessation tool. In fact, a report conducted by researchers at the University of Louisville concluded that not only is vaping an effective smoking cessation tool, but it’s the most likely to lead to a successful attempt, even beating out prescription drugs. But more than anything else, the most important thing to remember about vaping is that the teenage vaping “epidemic” is woefully overblown. Polls of over 60,000 students have shown that less than 0.5% of non-smoking teens are ever picking up vaporizers on a regular basis. Meaning much lower than even 0.5% of non-smoking teens are ever picking up a cigarette because of the acceptance of vaporizers.

Implications

We still have several months of prime cold and flu season ahead of us. If you’re someone who hates taking thick cold medicine, or if those treatments haven’t worked for you, chamomile may be just what the doctor ordered. As you can see, there are several key ways in which chamomile has been proven to help fight and prevent the cold and flu. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make chamomile one of the hottest natural health trends of the last few years. But some are taking things to the next level by vaping their dried chamomile, with many now swearing by it. So while we’re still waiting on peer-reviewed evidence proving the utility, fighting the cold could indeed be as easy as vaping.

Have you or anyone you know ever tried vaping chamomile, what was your experience? Do you think vaping vitamins is a legitimate health trend or just a fad? How can we best spread positive information about vaping to those around us? Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to check back here or join our Facebook and Twitter communities for more news and articles.

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Katie Bercham - CocktailNerd Editor

Katie actually had a negative first experience of electronic cigarettes, picking up a cheap and horrible model from my local mall. Thanks to a chance meeting with co-editor David, she hasn’t had a tobacco cigarette in over 5 years. She brings a strong female voice to the e-cig community.