5 Effective Herbal Remedies for Common Cold

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5 Effective Herbal Remedies for Common Cold

I have always been a firm believer and advocate of herbal remedies for common diseases or ailments. To me, they are a better alternative to orthodox medicines.

It also doesn’t hurt that you can’t seem to go wrong with the dosages as unlike modern medicines which come in finite dosages that must be exceeded. Most herbal remedies do not have such restrictions.

Herbal remedies also offer holistic healing and wellbeing. You might take a certain herbal remedy for a particular ailment, but you would get much more benefit from that particular dosage as it would treat other underlying illness you might not be aware of.

Here are some common ailments and the best type of herbal remedies to take for them:

Effective Herbal Remedies for Common Cold

Common cold is a viral infection and is quite common, affecting well over 1.5 million people yearly. It’s a disease of the upper respiratory tract caused by over 200 different types of viruses.

Common cold usually presents with symptoms such as:

Nasal congestion
Sore throat
Cough
Fever
Sneezing
Common cold cannot be cured, however, it can be managed to bring you relief while it runs its course.

Here are some effective herbal remedies you could try out:

Lemon, Cinnamon, and Honey
Preparation
To make this remedy, mix one teaspoon of honey, 3-4 drops of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon and take twice daily until the cough is cured.

Brandy and Honey
Preparation
Again, mix a teaspoon of brandy with a quarter of a teaspoon of honey and take 2-3 times daily for relief and cure.

Ginger Tea
Preparation
Grate some ginger in a bowl and add boiling water to this. Allow it steep for five minutes then sieve and drink as often as you can for fast relief and cure.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Lemon
Preparation
Mix two teaspoons apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon honey, and several drops of lemon juice. Dilute this with warm water and drink as often as you can until you get your relief.

Gargle with Salt and Water
Add a few pinches of salt in warm water, stir and gargle with this as often as you can to get your relief and cure from the common cold

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