It’s that time of year, and I’m fighting a cold. Well, I’m fighting the edges of a cold. Fighting hard. This is not a fight I plan to lose.
Today we have a guest post about treating a cold using natural remedies. Since I don’t have any intention of allowing this cold to settle in, I’m hoping planning not to need them. But just in case you encounter a germ or two you can’t fight off, here’s all the info you might need.
5 Natural Recipes for Treating a Cold
There is nothing as important as healthy life, free of any infections. With healthy people in a society, the society grows since there is maximum work output. Can you imagine for a moment how the country might be if half of its citizens are sick? Proper diet and weight check is what healthy person calls for. It is so unfortunate that we don’t fully control our health but we can treat ourselves.
Some infections such as cold are difficult to avoid because they are airborne. Once your neighbor or sibling is infected, the probability of you contracting the same disease is very high. Rather than going to see a doctor, you can generally treat yourself.
- Lemon juice does it
Lemons are good for general diet and weight loss. Here is how to use lemons to treat a cold.
- Slices of lemon
- Extract lemon juice from the lemon slices and dilute it with water
- Make it sweet by adding honey to the resulting juice
- Your treatment is ready for work. Any amounts of the ingredients allowed since all have a nutritional value but lemon amounts should be slightly higher than honey’s.
- Cinnamon soother
Most of the time, a cold comes with a throat infection which makes you have that irritating sensation. Cinnamon is the most appropriate product to sooth your throat.
- Coconut oil – 2 Tablespoons
- Raw honey – 2 Tablespoons
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
- Mix coconut oil with ground cinnamon
- Add honey to the mixture to form a uniform paste
- Take it to soothe your throat
- Ginger tea
Organic ginger has an irresistible taste. Ginger tea is great for helping you feel better when you have a cold.
- Peeled grated ginger root
- Hot water
- Place the ginger root into a tea brewer
- Add hot water and let it steam for about 10 minutes
- Add peppermint to the resultant drink
- Your tea is ready for consumption
- Peppermint tea
Peppermint is a sweet tasting organic plant that can help us overcome a cold without doctors.
- 5 Peppermint leaves
- Hot water – 1 Cup
- Honey – 2 Tablespoon
- Lemon juice – 1 Tablespoon
- Chop the peppermint leaves into small pieces
- Add hot water and steep the leaves
- Add honey together with lemon juice to enhance the taste
- Salt bath
This is one of the very different ways of treating cold apart from consuming treatment products. This treatment heals cold by detoxifying the body, reducing inflammation, and enhancing blood circulation.
- Warm water
- 2 Tablespoons of Epsom salts
- Warm your normal amount of bathing water
- Add the Epsom salt to it and bathe with it
Almost everyone in the world has suffered from a cold to a point where they no longer view it as an illness. They have just termed it as a part of life. However we should not take it for granted because it could be something more than it appears. It could extend to a chronic breathing system infection. Most people like natural, which is why the above recipes are there for you. If the cold persists, consult a doctor.
Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News. In recent years, she had the opportunity to review Joint soother. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.
As Ella says, your best option is to avoid getting sick altogether. Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, get enough sleep, and run away from anyone with a drippy nose. But if you do happen to catch a cold (or if it happens to catch you), now you know some great natural ways (in addition to chicken soup) to help yourself feel better. Thanks, Ella!
P.S. The cold won. I’m off to find a lemon or two.