It’s that time of year again. The time when cold weather sits in and leaves us vulnerable to the common cold. Having kids make your chances of catching it even higher because they pick up germs at school.
As adults, you can’t afford to miss work for something as simple as a cold, making your day completely miserable. You can fight against this plague to make it leave your body sooner with simple home remedies though.
We’re here to go over some of these remedies so you can get back on your feet and keep being the superhero that you were born to be!
1. Make Tea
Staying hydrated keeps the lining of your throat and nose moist so you’ll be able to get rid of mucus easier. Tea is great for this especially ginger or apple cider vinegar tea.
For the apple cider vinegar tea, add in 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of hot water. That sounds disgusting we know, but that’s why you add in lemon juice for taste. As far as the ginger tea goes, you can buy that in stores or add in about two tablespoons of ground ginger root to hot water.
Honey is full of antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It can also boost your immune system as well as give your sore throat a little relief. You can add a few tablespoons to the teas above to make them more effective.
You can also put honey in some hot water with lemon juice for its extra immune system building benefits.
3. Use Warm Salt Water
If you have a lot of congestion going on, warm salt water can help break it up a little bit. Put 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water.
After you’ve gotten your mixture ready, use a syringe to squirt the liquid up your nose like you would any nasal spray you get from the store.
4. Increase Your Vitamin C and D Intake
Vitamin C supports your immune system and fights off colds. You can take supplements, eat fruits and vegetables, or visit websites like advancedsciencesolutions.com to get products that are good for immune building.
Vitamin D can stop you from getting colds in the first place and you can get that from a supplement, sunlight, or fish.
5. Eucalyptus Oil
You can use eucalyptus oil one of two ways. The first is to put a few drops of it at the end of your shower, the water will activate it and cause healing steam to drift throughout your shower.
Another way you can use it is by putting it in a bowl of boiling water and inhaling the steam through your nose with a towel on your head.
Home Remedies to Fight the Common Cold
The common cold is annoying and can knock you down for a few days, but not out. There are are many home remedies that you can try to get rid of it and keep trucking along. use these tips to fight off your cold.
Is the common cold not the only sickness that’s got you down? Keep reading to find out how you can get healthy in the new year.