Everywhere I go people are sniffing, sneezing and coughing. Sometimes, you just have to face it you’re going to get sick. It can be nearly impossible to avoid coming down with something when everyone around you has some sort of virus. You could lock yourself in a room, and come out when cold season is over, but that’s socially unacceptable!
If you have a pesky cold, or if you feel like one is on its way, this is what you can do to make you feel better.
Honey Lemon Tea
This is my absolute go to when I have a cold. It soothes my throat, keeps me hydrated, and cuts through congestion. The lemon also gives your body vitamin C which fights off and prevents colds and builds up your immune system.
Buy a humidifier to add moisture to your home. This will help loosen congestion. If you don’t want to purchase a humidifier you could also boil water on the stove. Once it’s boiling hold your head over it and breathe it in. You’ll be able to breathe in no time!
Sounds pretty obvious. But, people still partake in their daily activities when they have a cold. It’s not like when you have the flu and you can’t get out of bed. So, remember, you’re sick and you need to rest. When you’re sleeping your body works on getting you better!
Put two drops of this on your tongue, and let it trickle down your throat to help with your cough. Oregano Oil kills germs by flagging your immune system to go after that area. If you take the herb on a regular basis it’ll actually prevent you from getting colds!
Mix a half teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water and gargle four times a day. This will help cure your scratchy and sore throat. If your goal is to cure your cough use a tea gargle like green tea. All you have to do is make the tea and then gargle.
Buy reusable hot packs at a drugstore, or make one. If you want to DIY, all you have to do it take a damp cloth and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. This will help open your sinuses so you can breathe!
Use these remedies to help ease your cough, soothe your throat, and loosen up congestion. Make sure you keep on doing these remedies until your cold is completely gone.
What home remedies do you use to cure your cold?