A stuffy nose can be extremely uncomfortable and frustrating. The quicker you can get rid of the cold the better it is. The constant sneezing and sniffing is rather annoying and leaves your nose red and sore from all the wiping.
The common cold is often caused by infections, which are brought on by seasonal changes. This infection affects the upper respiratory system and is also known as acute viral rhinopharyngitis. Colds are recurring as the body cannot fully build immunity to them. However, a strong immune system can help prevent its many symptoms.
Symptoms of colds are excessive sweating, sore throat, sneezing, mild fever, stuffy nose, and coughing. Coughing isn’t always caused by a cold, but it can be a sign of the common cold.
The cold can last up to two weeks and can be challenging to deal with – the constant runny nose coupled with a mild headache can affect our daily activities. Homemade soups and teas top the list of remedies for the common cold.
Every time the weather changes and infections spread you are likely to be affected by the common cold. It is good to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make the suffering less miserable.
Here are some of our most effective homemade remedies for the “cold.”
1. Health Shots’ and Chicken soup
Lemon and ginger are going to be your best friend during colds. A health shot is a condensed version of pure vegetable juices and extract that help heal the body from within. You can always add half a small lemon in a glass; add ginger juice or crushed ginger and some honey. Drink it in the mornings before eating breakfast. This will target the cold causing germs and help the body heal faster. Another effective way to dislodge the accumulated phlegm and mucus from the nasal cavity is chicken soup. Freshly made chicken stock with herbs such as parsley and spices such as peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves and cardamom can soothe your throat and release some of that phlegm build up.
2. Homeopathic solutions
One of the best-reviewed remedies for the cold is Cold-Fix. This remedy is designed for both adults and children and has been approved for children as young as 6 months. This is one of the best cold and flu options on the market. Why? If taken daily this cold remedy will help you avoid the common cold and flu viruses because it works with your body’s own immune system to keep those bad germs away. Additionally, Cold-Fix has no reported serious side effects and is non-drowsy so you don’t have to worry about falling asleep while on the job.
Herbal teas are the best! A freshly brewed sage leaf tea, ginger tea with honey and a mixed herb tea can help to relieve the cold symptoms. They help fight bacteria which can cause a secondary infection on top of your cold or flu and soothe a sore throat calming the inflamed respiratory pathway.
In A Nutshell
Make sure that you visit your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms; if it is just a common cold, the remedies mentioned above can help to provide you some relief. Using homeopathic solutions such as Cold-fix to avoid or treat the common cold have also proven to be effective.
Fun fact: Cold-Fix was created by a frustrated father who had enough of the common cold affecting his children.