Do not run to your doctor right after you start sneezing or if you have a sore throat. It is better to stay at home, get warm and prepare some natural and effective recipes to treat cold.
Consuming lemon and vitamin C is “a must”
Sneezing and fatique are the first symptoms of cold. Increase the vitamin C intake to 1g three times a day. Steam inhalation method is an excellent method if you add lemon juice in the hot water. Viral cold hates moisture, and lemon juice acts as a natural antibiotic.
Spices and baths
I you do not stop cold, try sweating in the intial phase. Toxins are released through sweat, and higher body temperature kills microbes. Healing herbs that increase body temperature in a combination with a mixture of strong spices will improve your blood circulation.
Mix equal amounts of ginger, pepper, clove powder and 1 teaspoon of honey, or you can just add a teaspoon of the spice mixture and some honey in a cup of warm water before going to bed.
Try warming your feet in a mustard bath. Mix some mustard powder and baking soda in hot water and soak your feet.
Propolis stops coughing
Propolis is the best remedy for cough. It contains rich mixture of vitamin B and minerals. Even a teaspoon of honey before going to bed is enough to stop coughing. You can add some crushed garlic in the honey. If your coughing is more severe, try drinking tilia tea more often.
Use lemon and honey to treat sore throat
Hot lemon and honey mixture is an effective recipe that calms your sore throat. Warm gargle kills bacteria. Boil some water and salt and do gargling with salt water more often during the day. Pain and inflammation will soon disappear.
Acupressure is good for nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
Inhale eucalyptus, thyme, pine, lemon and lavender essential oil. Add a drop of each oil in a bowl of warm water. Essential oil has aseptic and cleansing effect. Try acupressure to treat more severe nasal congestion.
Place your thumbs and index fingers on two spots on your face – under your cheek bones, right under your pupils, and using mild circular movements to massage that part of your face that is a finger’s breadth away from your nose.
Choose your food carefully
Avoid dairy products, eggs, sugar and orange juice, because they cause mucus secretion. Eat garlic and onion to improve your immune system function.