The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose. … Signs and symptoms may appear less than two days after exposure to the virus. These may include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, headache, and fever. Although cold automatically goes away in a week or two, dealing with it can be annoying at times, luckily, you can speed up the healing process easily with a few home remedies that are easy to make.
Let’s take a look at them: –
Ginger and Garlic
When you’re suffering from cold, one of the best remedies that you can take is cut a few slices of ginger and add them in boiling water, this will soothe a sore throat and reduce the cold. According to research, adding a garlic supplement to your diet will help you to reduce the severity of cold symptoms as it contains allicin.
Gargle with salt water
Gargling with salt water provides great relief to your throat when you’re suffering from cold. It eases sore throat pain and nasal congestion. Gargling with salt water also reduces and loosens mucus, which contains bacteria and allergens, just add a teaspoon of salt in warm water, keep it in your mouth for a minute and spit it out.
Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. Hot liquids like soup also keep your body warm, which is very important when you’re suffering from a cold, research suggest that consuming a bowl of soup with vegetables in it will help you heal better and quicker from cold.
According to some research, honey may relieve cold. Eating 1.5 teaspoons of honey 30 minutes before bed can help reduce cold and encourage sound sleep in children. It should work just as well for adults. To use honey to treat a cold, mix 2 teaspoons (tsp) with warm water or an herbal tea. Drink this mixture once or twice a day
Blow your nose
Blowing the nose may seem like a no-brainer. But it’s important to know the correct procedure and blow the nose correctly in order to clear the nasal passages as much as possible. Sniffing mucus back up can force it into the ears and lead to an earache. To blow the nose correctly, you should block one nostril and gently blow into a tissue, then switch and block the opposite nostril and blow.