Do you know cure a cold ? Today, since we are advised to avoid all drug against the cold, sold without a prescription, it is better to turn to a remedy natural. But what is the better cold remedy ? Garlic, clay, ginger, lemon, turmeric… we advise you 10 grandma’s tips effective to fight against colds, and even a big cold. They should be taken at the first symptoms of cold. Sneezing, sore throat, cough, runny nose, stuffy nose, headache and fatigue: one cold is not only exhausting but extremely contagious. Don’t stay feverish and weak, find out how to cure a cold, and as quickly as possible.
How to cure a cold
1 – Garlic to treat your cold
Garlic is probably one of the most powerful natural foods some even claim to be as effective as an antibiotic because of its virtues stimulants, disinfectants and bactericidesgarlic.
Garlic it’s the best natural remedy for colds and other states influenza.
How to use garlic to cure a cold
– Garlic tea
In a saucepan, bring to a boil for 5 minutes 1 liter of water plus a 1 clove of garlic.
Leave to infuse for 8 minutes, covering.
Drink hot, 3 cups a day.
– AIl in syrup
Remove the often indigestible germ, mash two garlic cloves then add a little water and honey.
2 – Green clay, in poultice, to treat colds
Apply a cold clay poultice to the wings of the nose, and to the forehead and temples an hour later a warm clay poultice.
How to make a clay poultice.
Pour dry clay into a bowl, dilute it with water.
Place the bowl on a radiator to heat the clay.
You don’t bake clay.
Leave the clay to rest for at least an hour, protecting it with a cloth then using a wooden spatula, place a small amount of green clay either in a cloth made of natural fibers or in a cabbage leaf, to a thickness of about 1 to 2 cm.
As soon as the clay becomes hard and dry, renew the poultice.
If the dough is too compact add water, if it is too liquid, add a little clay.
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3 – Lemon, turmeric, ginger, honey to treat colds
Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory that boosts the immune system, turmeric, from the same ginger family, is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, and honey, a medicine for nature, is both antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory.
These 4 mixed ingredients will get rid of a bad cold.
The problem is that it must be prepared in anticipation at least 2 months before using it, the time that these elements can release their active ingredients and turn into a kind of syrup.
How to prepare this fortifying maceration
Wash the organic lemon, peel the turmeric and the ginger.
Cut the lemon, skin and flesh, the piece of turmeric and ginger into very small cubes.
Pour the dice into a glass jar.
Cover with thyme honey.
Close the jar tightly.
Leave it in the bottom of the refrigerator.
After 2 months, you can take a nice teaspoonful of this syrup or dilute it in a cup of boiling water.
From the first chills, or in prevention.
Take 1 teaspoonful each morning, chewing the small cubes well.
During the common cold
Take 1 to 2 teaspoons, 3 times a day pure or diluted in hot water, in herbal tea, for 4 to 5 days.
4 – Eucalyptus to treat a cold
Eucalyptus globulus is known to be disinfectant, antibacterial, expectorant, decongestant, antiviral, antifungal.
It is even considered a natural antibiotic.
Eucalyptus is ideal for clearing the airways
Eucalyptus infusion for sore throat and colds
Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic for the respiratory tract which has the property of thinning sputum, relieving fever and inflammation of the bronchi or throat.
Drink eucalyptus herbal teas to fight colds.
How to prepare an infusion of eucalyptus
In a cup, pour boiling water over 3 to 5 g of dried eucalyptus leaves.
Infuse for 8 minutes.
Drink 3 cups morning, noon and evening after meals.
Or use this cooled eucalyptus infusion, as a gargle or inhalations.
– Eucalyptus essential oil to unclog the nose
On a handkerchief
Pour two drops of radiated eucalyptus essential oil on a handkerchief then breathe as soon as you need it.
To clear your sinuses, dilute three to four drops of essential oil of eucalyptus radiated in a quarter of a liter of boiling water then, inhale the vapors of this solution.
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5 – Ginger to treat a cold
Drink ginger tea 3-4 times a day, to prevent flu symptoms, help you overcome fatigue and cure your cold.
How to make ginger tea
In a small saucepan, bring to the boil for 5 minutes, water (¼ liter), 3 slices of ginger.
In case of severe cold, you can add a sprig of thyme and 2 or 3 cloves.
Remove from the heat then infuse for another 15 minutes.
Add a few drops of lemon juice.
Sweeten with honey.
6 – Camphor oil to treat a cold
Camphor oil, used largely in tiger balm, is a fabulous natural remedy, an excellent disinfectant, and a powerful antiviral.
But above all camphor oil has the ability to improve the conditions of the respiratory tract, and therefore to cure a cold.
Thanks to the camphor oil, the congested nose will unblock and we will be able to breathe normally again.
How to use camphor oil
– Camphor oil in inhalation
Mix 2 drops of camphor oil with 1 teaspoon of 90 ° alcohol and pour this mixture into a bowl of hot water. Camphor oil is very potent do not force this dose.
Cover your head with a cloth or a terry towel then with your head lowered on the bowl, eyes closed, inhale the vapors produced.
– Camphor oil in friction
Rub your chest and back, throat, cleavage, back and feet with a drop of camphor oil mixed with body cream.
– Camphor oil under the nostrils
Clear your airways by pouring a tiny drop of camphor oil on a handkerchief and breathing it in deeply.
Take a deep breath.
Camphor oil and eucalyptus oil, too powerful, are prohibited for children.
7 – Niaouli essential oil to treat a cold
Niaouli oil, a powerful antiseptic and antiviral, is recommended for those who have respiratory problems and is therefore effective in relieving colds and coughs.It is also a decongestant that can be used to relieve a stuffy nose, in case of rum.
How to use niaouli essential oil
Pour a few drops of niaouli essential oil on a corner of your pillow.
8 – Onion, in infusion, to treat a cold
Rich in mineral salts, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, fluorine, iron, sulfur silica … and vitamins, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, onion infusion is very effective in colds
How to prepare an onion infusion
In a cup, pour boiling water over an onion sliced into rings.
Let steep for 10 minutes.
Filter then sweeten with honey.
Drink this hot herbal tea 4 times a day.
9 – Salt and baking soda, in nasal solution
In a bottle pour 1 liter of lukewarm water on 2 tablespoons of coarse salt and a teaspoon of baking soda.
Close the bottle and shake it to mix everything well.
Fill a pear or a large dropper with this solution, and, over a sink, while you stop a nostril with the finger, instill the liquid in the other by directing the jet towards the back of the head.
Suck up the water.
Don’t hesitate to spit out the solution if it got down your throat.
Blow your nose.
Repeat the operation, one nostril after another, four times a day, and especially before going to bed.
Blow your nose carefully after washing of nose.
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10 – Thyme, infusion, to treat a cold
The thyme tea helps relieve respiratory conditions such as rsmell, but also the flu, body aches, chills, coughs and sore throat.
Because it is rich in phenol, the thyme, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant and stomachic plant, which has antiviral properties, is particularly effective against colds.
How to prepare a thyme tea
In a cup pour boiling water over two teaspoons of thyme.
Leave to infuse for 5 minutes, after‘infusion at thyme risk of becoming bitter.
Sweeten your infusion with a little honey, and why not squeeze half a lemon in it.
Drink 3-4 cups thyme tea per day, but no more
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