Kick Your Cold with These Home Remedies

Home Remedies for Colds

Banish your flu blues with home remedies to aid recovery.

It’s that time of year when everyone is sneezing, coughing, and running a fever. While you may be using your hand sanitizer every time someone breathes in your direction, even the best of us get can still get ill.

If you’re one of the not-so-lucky people who’s been hit with the winter woes, check out these home remedies to speed up your recovery.

Sip on hot ginger tea – While you should be sipping on water or tea more often when you’re ill, hot ginger tea is one of the best that you can pick up. The gingerol in the ginger helps to relieve congestion, reduces inflammation, and hydrates you when you need it most.

Add garlic – Garlic is a natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antibacterial. To reap all of the garlic’s benefits, mince 1-2 cloves into a small glass of water. Drink it quickly once a day until you feel better.

Take a steamy shower – Steamy showers help to moisturize your nasal passages and aids in relaxation. If you’re feeling a little worse for wear, a hot shower can solve most problems.

Ditch dairy – Remove dairy products from your diet as it can cause inflammation and increase congestion. This food suppresses immune function and slows the body’s healing ability.

Eat raw – Avoid starchy foods, sugars, and white foods. Aim to increase your intake of raw fruits and vegetables instead.

Use a nose salve – Add a small dab of mentholated salve under your nose to open breathing passages and restore the irritated skin at the base of your nose.

Rest up – Take time to sleep, rest, and recover. This will ultimately help your body to heal.

All of us at Apollo Insurance Services wish you a speedy recovery! For all of your insurance needs, visit us today.

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