As we are in the season of cold and flu and this will continue until February. You must be sneezing and thinking that it's going to be miserable day by day. Most of the time this cold and flu flow in the whole family one by one, and you feel like you are going to live in the home ground of these diseases. Especially when you have to go to the work too along with this nasty cold, you become even worse and intense. You feel even more bad when you wouldn't perform your best in your workplace and listen to harsh words from your mentor. To make this whole situation less bad, you should use following natural remedies to have a less cruel cold week.
There’s a reason our parents always gave us ginger when we were not feeling well, ginger is shown to ease nausea or a sore throat. It helps the intestinal tract calm down if you’re feeling queasy. Similarly, ginger’s anti-inflammatory qualities can help soothe an inflamed, irritated throat or swollen glands.So try adding a couple of pieces of raw ginger to your morning smoothie, a cup of tea, or just plain hot water.
In ancient Egypt, people use honey in medicines to dress and treat wounds. Today, doctors agree that honey can also be used to treat symptoms of a cold. Because honey is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, it fights infection and calms your throat, glands, and stomach, which can all become inflamed or irritated from a cold or the flu. So, add a single serving of honey to your tea is an easy way to experience its benefits.
Though your breath may stink, eating a clove of garlic may be worth it when you have a cold or the flu. Garlic has been shown to boost your immune system. Garlic naturally contains a compound called “alliin” which affects our white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting viruses, giving them a boost to help you kick a cold. If you want to give garlic a go, you can take it in capsule form like you would a vitamin or any other supplement. Or, of course, you can use it in cooking to add both flavor and immunity-boosting benefits to dishes.
Don't let that nasty cold get the best of you. Take charge with simple do-it-yourself treatments that clear up your stuffy nose and soothe your scratchy throat. If your symptoms persist more than a few days after trying the natural route, then it’s still a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor.