Facebook

Subscribe to the Blackle Newsletter

Eco Search

Blackle

How to Beat the Common Cold

Has this ever happened to you? You wake up with a cold only to find the medicines from last season have expired or the packets are empty.

Well here are some homemade remedies to fight colds and sniffles.

Garlic is a great food source to help with a running nose. Just add it to your food for flavor and let it work its magic. Garlic is also a great antibacterial that will help fight long term in the body against infections.

In allergy seasons we all suffer from dry noses. One cup of leafy greens can help boost the vitamin K in your body to help fortify sensitive capillaries and help to blood clot quickly.

Headaches can be the first sign of a cold or that our immune system is breaking down. Phytonutrients in fresh produce, like the beta-carotene in carrots, can reduce inflammation in the blood vessels of the brain. Eating two cups a day can help some people reduce headache incidences by 70 percent.

Worst of all is lack of sleep when you are not feeling well. Sleep helps heal the body and if you cannot get to sleep well then that can be a real pickle. If all the usual non-medicinal remedies have failed you, try munching some celery for the sedative powers of the phthalides it contains. You are sure to get some good rest then!

Lastly, did you know that thyme can help soothe a cough? You can grow thyme in your window sill and the next time you get a cold just follow this recipe. Add three tablespoons of dried thyme to one pint of boiling water. Let cool, then add one cup of honey. Take one teaspoon every hour as needed. You can store the mix in the fridge for up to three months.

The next time you are down with a cold save yourself and those that you could possibly infect but using a few of the remedies above. Remember natural is much better as your body can build immunities to medicines.

If you read this far, we assume you found this post interesting. Please help Blackle Mag thrive by sharing it using the social media buttons below.

What did you think of this post? Let us know in the comments below.

Visit out sister site blackle.com
© 2017 Heap Media | Privacy Policy & Terms