In winter, before heading out to your pharmacy and getting the strongest chemical medications known to man, all you really have to do is look around your home. With very simple products you have all you need to beat that cold, naturally.
Water – Drinking water and tea will keep you hydrated and helps to wash the bugs through your system.
Lemon – Squeeze half a lemon into a mug of hot water for a soothing tea that gives you a vitamin C boost.
Honey – This magic ingredient is not only great for soothing a sore throat, it also has anti-viral elements that help your body battle.
Cinnamon – This is another great anti-viral product which can be added to honey for a dose of fighting power.
Ginger – This also another great ingredient for putting in your tea. It is amazing at helping with nausea associated with the flu.
Garlic – It is believed by many that garlic can actually help to precent colds even starting. But if sick, garlic helps to block the growth of infection.
Chicken Soup – Momma’s recipe really does work. Chicken soup is a great way to get plenty of fluids as well as acting as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Warm Salt Water – For sore and infected throats, gargle with warm salt water to help reduce pain and kill bacteria.
Eucalyptus Bath – Add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oils to your bath. The oil helps to ease congestion and opens up bronchial and nasel tubes.
Extra Pillow – When you have a stuffy nose, sleep with an extra pillow to help your nose to drain in the night.
Rest – Essential. You need to cancel any plans, stay home and rest. It allows your body to use all of its energy to fight the cold.