Although the common cold can’t actually kill us, many of us completely shut down whenever we catch one.
Especially guys. Although guys might claim to be tough and macho, as soon as they catch a cold they fall to pieces.
“I’m dying!” they wail while blowing their nose for dramatic effect. “I can’t breathe!”
Admittedly, colds are awful. They leave you feeling tired and miserable, and prevent you from being at your best. Symptoms usually include headaches, coughs, runny noses, sore throats, aching muscles and bones and a high fever.
And while you should certainly never ignore the advice of your doctor, we’ve got 10 natural cold remedies right here that work a treat. Let’s take a look!
Has there even been more popular natural cold remedies? Probably not. My grandmother used to swear by chicken soup’s effectiveness. Whenever one of us got the cold as kids, she would run into the kitchen shouting “Chicken soup! Chicken soup!”
Okay, she wasn’t that dramatic, but you get the picture. She insisted that chicken soup was the only way to banish a cold.
And it’s true, chicken soup actually really works for treating the common cold. It’s packed with nutrients and vitamins that speed up the healing process. Better still, it tastes great.
You can buy chicken soup from a supermarket in either tinned or power form, but you can also make your own if you’re feeling up to it (or you can ask your mom!).
Dieticians and nutritionists say that we should aim to eat garlic at least once a week. Why? Because garlic stuffed with beneficial nutrients that keep us healthy.
Garlic can also save the day when you’ve go a cold. Thanks to its anti-viral and antibacterial properties, garlic boosts your immune system, flushes cold-ridden toxins out of your system, and opens up your narrowed respiratory passages.
For one of effective natural cold remedies, simply, mix together a crushed garlic clove with 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice an half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Drunk each day until the cold goes away.