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How to Get Rid of a Cold – Tips and Home Remedies

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Cold is a common viral infection that everyone faces and gets mostly in the winters due to the high amount of coldness that exists in the air. You can naturally cure a cold by home remedies. It is harmless but, irritating, and feels sick with a cold. However, There’s no cure for the common cold, but you can able to improve the situation by following some tips. Prevention is better than cure right?

  

1. Warm Fluids for Cold

One of the symptoms of a cold is a sore throat. Whenever you are feeling sore, it means you’re infected with flu and will get cold very soon. In those conditions, Warm fluids are the most effective way to relieve cold and cough. As it helps to break down your congestion. You feel better when you drink warm fluids. Warm fluids like ginger, lemon, Herbal tea, honey, and lemon tea are the most essential fluids that will ease your cold and give you relaxation. You can also have hot soups like Chicken Soup. All you have to do in winter is to Stay Warm and Stay Hydrated.

 

2. Be Clean

People in unhygienic and unclean in their surroundings are more likely to get infected with cold and cough. You have to be clean by keeping your surroundings hygienic. Change your clothes daily. Whatever you touch, that should be clean. Cleanliness will help you to keep the virus away from you. Make sure you clean things like :

  • Plates
  • Washing areas
  • Clothes
  • Pets ( If you have )
  • Sheets and Blankets
  • Etc things you touch

 

3. Add moisture to the air

It’s winter season as it will be so cold that it leads to a dry throat. Adding moisture to the air will relieve congestion. Humidifiers can add moisture to the air and keeps the air clean by preventing germs. You have to maintain humidifier and use them in the required time. However, it’s also important to not forget about changing the water from it. You better clean the Humidifier daily as per instructions.

 

4. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that helps to beat and relieve cold. It present in vegetables and fruits, and the following citrus fruits.

  • Orange
  • Mandarin
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerine
  • Yuzu

These fruits are very helpful for the flu and the cold. You will also get vitamin C supplements and Pills which I really wouldn’t suggest to you. You better take and gain from naturally.

 

5. Take Some Nap

Having a nap is an essential key to heal your body from illness. As don’t think it will cure a cold but, Sleep will help your immune system to beat viral infections. It will be so warm with a blanket and humidifier while having sleep. There might be some people who don’t have much time to sleep especially employees. But consider sleep in bad times, Health comes first.

 

Cold is a common viral infection that we face and get mostly in the winters due to existence of cold. There are many reasons why we infect with cold and flu. It can be through many ways which include transmission of droplets, contact, unsanitary surroundings, and many things. We really aren’t aware in public who has cold or virus. So, it’s better to be cautious in public areas to prevent flu. Otherwise, If you’re already attacked to cold and you are aching from cold severely. These are 5 Home remedies for cold that improves your condition and make you feel better.

  

 

Home Remedies :

 

1. Chicken Soup

chicken soup for cold

Chicken soup is a good remedy when you have a cold for several reasons. Chicken soup helps relieve a congested nose and throat. It helps to loosen up congestion as well as flu. While it keeps you stay hydrated, it makes you feel better also. According to some studies, Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties that will relieve congestion and flu. Some researchers believe that substances in chicken soup reduce the inflammation and helps to beat cold.

2. Ginger

ginger for cold

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and effects that can help soothe a sore throat and beat the cold. It relives congestion and nausea.It is an essential remedy for curing a cold. It boosts up your immune system through the compounds present in ginger. Ginger improves recovery time and kills the virus associated with cold and flu. It is a traditional home remedy to fight colds and infections which you can try with some following steps.

Ginger Tea :

  1. Requires : Ginger root, Honey and Lemon
  2. Add 2 cups of water to a pot
  3. Add Ginger Slices in water.
  4. Boil for 20 mins.
  5. After, Pour tea to a cup with a sieve.
  6. Squeeze Half Lemon and 2 spoons of Honey.

3. Honey

honey acne

Honey is an essential home remedy for fighting cold and flu. It has antioxidants, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that help us fight against the common cold and its symptoms. Honey relieves sore a throat and it also boosts the immune system that reduces the symptoms of cold and recovers faster.There is no doubt, Honey is one of the best home remedies for cold.

How to take Honey

  1. Take a glass of warm water
  2. Add one tablespoon of honey
  3. Mix it well and have it. It is good to drink every day to help soothe your throat and prevent cold.

4. Milk and Turmeric

milk and turmeric for cold

There are many benefits of drinking Tumeric Milk ( Golden Milk ). Such as

  • It Boosts immunity system
  • Relieves cold and flu
  • Relieves sinus congestion
  • Heal your body
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties

Here how to make Tumeric Milk :

Requires:

  • 1 cup of Coconut milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

How to:

  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a pan and boil it
  2. Simmer for a minute or so and switch off the flame
  3. Pour into a cup
  4. Sip slowly while still hot.

5. Garlic

garlic acne

Garlic is an effective home remedy for the cold that contains antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties. It is considered to be a traditional bacteria killer.Garlic kills the bacteria and infection associated with cold and flu. It also contains compounds that help the immune system fight germs. Though, Garlic can be used to cure cold effectively with some following steps:

  1. Take off the Peel from garlic
  2. Cut it into small pieces
  3. Take one spoon of honey
  4. Place Garlic pieces and honey on a spoon
  5. Have it on an empty stomach.

 

So, these are the best tips I could give you. I hope these tips are helpful for you 🙂

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Yaya
1 year ago

Really good advice, thank you for sharing this 🙂

Jayanth
Jayanth
1 year ago
Reply to  Yaya

Thank you ! 🙂 Keep following us