Home remedies for common cold

Stuffy nose and scratchy throat, the worst time in the common cold. The altogether combination of body pain, change in body temperature, sour throat and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone miserable. The miserable conditions in the cold days cannot be adjusted and before trying the antibiotic combinations we will have a try in our home for the common cold.

Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water can moisture your throat and ensure your throat does not gets dehydrated. It helps break up your congestion, makes your throat moist hydrated. You may try sports drinks , herbal teas ,fruit drinks or any other drink that is not too cold. Even chicken soups works great in those time.

Steam

The steam inhalation can loosen up stuffy noses and reduces the struggle to breath intake and out take.  Hold the head over a pot  or a narrow headed vessel of boiling water and breathe slowly through your nose. But be careful. Don’t let the heat burn your nose. The breath intake and outtake can be done smoothly with steam inhalation.

Blow nose

In frequent intervals blow your nose than keeping it stuffy in the head. The mucus removal in the frequent intervals can reduce the running nose.

Ginger

Use ginger juices and few slices of ginger root in the boiling water may help to soothe a sour throat and reduce cough. The ginger is the one among the main content in the cough syrups.

Honey

Honey has antibacterial and antibody properties. The antibacterial property helps to reduce the cold and cough. Honey is a major ingredient in the Ayurvedic medicines from olden days itself. In take of honey in a glass of tea with lemon can ease sore throat pain. After many more researches, it is proved that a 10 gram of honey before bed for small children can reduce the cough intensity. And also, experts says don’t feed honey to children below 1 year.

Use salt water as nasline spray

Use the saline spray as nasal drop to smooth your nose and hence a soothy nose can be enjoyed

Garlic

Garlic contains the compound allicin, which may have antimicrobial properties. Daily intake of  garlic supplement to your diet can reduce common cold symptoms. According to some research, it might even help you avoid getting sick in the first place.

Vapor Rub

Vapor rub can reduce the symptoms of cold. May be many cannot accept the smell but it can reduce the cold and its side effects.

Warm baths

Bathing in hot water reduces inflammation. Warm baths reduces the cold and flu symptoms in adults and it can reduce the body aches. Adding salt to warm water can reduce the body aches.