When infected by a cough, cold or the flu, our airways trigger the cells of the immune system to assist combat inflammation caused by symptoms. By lowering inflammation in the cells of our airways, the symptoms of sore throat and cough are relieved. With no cure in sight, over the counter treatments can at best bring symptom relief or shorten the duration of those symptoms. Or you can take the natural approach.
Here are some home remedies that may help you feel better along the way:
All over the world, people turn to garlic when they’re sick, this is something that has been practiced for centuries now. Eating raw garlic boosts your immune system by a thousand folds and helps in beating down the bad cold.
2. Pepper And Honey
Grandmothers and mothers alike will give us a teaspoon of this mixture when we’re combating a bad cold. Honey has tremendous inflammatory properties and pepper, on the other hand, has antibacterial properties.
3. Green Tea
This antioxidant-rich beverage makes one recover from cold or cough on a speedy note. And if you want to sweeten this drink, use honey instead of sugar to clear out phlegm that has accumulated.
It’s the magic potion of every true Indian household. It’s a concoction made of different spices — ginger, pepper, tulsi, and cloves. These spices are boiled in water, and when the water reduces to 1/2 of its proportion honey is blended and then, consumed. Every household will have its own recipe of kadha that has been passed down for generations. This concoction enables to soothe the throat, clears the phlegm and sinuses, and speeds up the recovery process.
5. Honey-Soaked Onion
The properties of onion loosen up the mucus in our system, making them easier to get rid of. They have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and are expectorants, as well. Soaking them with honey overnight and eating it the following day makes it easier for us to consume it raw. And also, we benefit from the antiviral properties of the honey. Have it two times a day and enhance your immune machine even as preventing the bloodless.
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