Tired of sniffing and coughing? Weather changes inevitably bring on bouts of cough and cold. Here are some natural remedies to ease your symptoms.
It’s the flu season, and your symptoms are full blown: runny nose, cough, watery eyes, fatigue, headache, and fever. If these bother you too much, do head to the doctor for a prescription.
Also, we suggest you try out these natural remedies, to provide you some relief.
#1 Sip and inhale chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is naturally soothing and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. Some studies even show that inhaling chamomile steam relieves the symptoms of a cold and sore throat.
So, brew a cup and drink it daily, to boost your immunity and relieve your discomfort.
#2 Gargle with warm salt water
Gargling with salt water is guaranteed to relieve inflammation, since the salt is an anti-bacterial agent. Hot water will moisten your sore, scratchy throat and the combination of the salt and water will ease your discomfort.
For the best results, make sure you gargle every three hours.
#3 Go for some apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature, so kills bacteria and thins out mucus. Some research shows that the combination of Vitamin C, fibre and acid can boost the immunity.
To derive the benefits, add a spoon of apple cider vinegar to your herbal tea, or gargle with it.
#4 Ingest some garlic
There’s enough proof of the power of garlic in relieving many infections. That’s because garlic contains a compound called allicin, that fights germs since it has anti-viral, antibiotic, and fungicide properties.
If you’re feeling brave, just chomp on a couple of cloves of garlic. Or else, you can chop up two pieces, and ingest them with a glass of water.
#5 Reach for the turmeric
Turmeric or haldi as we Indians know it, is a natural antibiotic in the world of Ayurveda. This herb has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, making it the perfect remedy for a cough and cold.
Just mix a teaspoon of turmeric with a spoon of honey, and add it to a cup of warm milk.