How to Cure a Common Cold Naturally
It's that time again when everyone around you is coughing or sneezing. If you immune system is equipped, you'll likely avoid catching a cold, but if it's not, you just may end up in misery with everyone else. Luckily, if you do end up sick, you won't have to resort to the over the counter chemicals that can be so harsh on your body. There are some natural cures that not only are more gentle on your body, but oftentimes work better. Here's how to get rid of a cold if you find yourself with one.
Reduce the Cough
You can take an over the counter cough medicine and suck on cough drops all day—or you can use a natural cure that has been shown to take away a cough better than any medicine you can buy. Honey, preferably raw and unprocessed honey, has been shown in studies to help with a cough. You can eat it right out of the jar, or you can add a teaspoon to some hot water and drink it. It will not only reduce your cough, but coat your throat and make it feel better.
Clear Your Sinuses
One of the most effective ways to open up your sinuses and help you breathe easier is to make some peppermint tea. Forget the store bought tea bags. For an effective natural remedy, you should use essential oil of peppermint. You can buy this at any health food store. But remember, essential oils are powerful, and to make your tea, you won't need to use much. Simply boil water and add 1-2 drops per cup. In this case, more is not better, and in fact, if you add more, it will probably be too strong for you to drink it.
Say Good-Bye to the Cold
Finally, as an all out offensive against the cold or flu, you can use a common product that most households have. Use 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide in one ear and then hold it there until it stops bubbling, then drain it out on a piece of tissue. (It may sting a little, this is normal.) Now, switch ears and do the same thing to the other one. Anecdotal evidence says that this will help clear up your cold in about 14 hours.
You don't have to put harmful and harsh chemicals in your body in order to overcome a common cold. Instead, turn to natural remedies and get the relief you want—naturally.
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