Practically everyone will battle colds and the flu at some point in time. Besides most people think that we were powerless when it came to fighting the cold. You will get sick, shut down, and basically just let yourself be miserable for a week or more, until your body finally kicked the sickness away.
Turn your kitchen cabinet into a medicine cabinet. Use these natural cold remedies using herbs, spices, and other everyday options, to put cold at bay.
Home remedies for common cold
1. Ginger tea
Ginger tea not only tastes good but also helps in treating common cold and cough. The tea helps in drying running and dripping nose. It expels phlegm and mucus from the airway. Among various health benefits of ginger, it is also known to soothe common cold and speeds up recovery.
2. Vitamin C
3. Chicken soup
For many, chicken soup is a comforting way to wait out an illness. But there are several potential health benefits beyond just comfort. When it comes hot and steamy, that steam opens up the nasal passages and ease congestion. Besides that, chicken soup may ease inflammation.
5. Increase fluid intake
Honey is antimicrobial in nature. It contains compounds that kill the bacteria and virus that cause cold. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Get raw organic honey and fresh lemon juice. Mix the two and drink the mixture.
7. Milk + ginger juice
Combine milk and ginger. It can help you get rid of the symptoms of cold such as headache, runny nose, watery eyes. The combination works as a decongestant that also possesses antimicrobial properties.
8. Salt water gargles
Gargling with salt water reduces swelling in your throat when you’re sick and loosens germ-packed mucus. But gargling daily when you’re healthy with simple water may help keep you from getting sick in the first place.