What to take for get rid of a cold naturally ? As soon as our nose starts to get butcher and to sink most of us rush to a pharmacist to buy a cold medicine, without a prescription. Why not ? After all, if they are sold in pharmacies, drops or tablets and are bound to be beneficial … anyway, until today that’s what we thought. But here are surveys (60 million consumers in particular) tell us that most cold medicine (Actifed®, Dolirhume®, Ephedrine®, Humex®, Rhinadvil®, Sudafed®, Rhinofluimucil®) should not be used because they may be dangerous for our health. Also, for them, antihistamines are not very effective and Vitamin C and Zinc or selenium are of no use. So what to do?
Cure a cold with 10 natural and effective remedies
10 best remedies to cure a cold
1 – Treat your cold with sweating
From the first symptoms: tingling in the throat, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, headache, put on 3 sweaters, get into bed under blankets or quilts, drink hot and sweat as much as possible in order to eliminate nasty viruses.
2 – Treat your cold by cleaning your nose
Without waiting, as soon as the first symptoms appear, then until total recovery, clean your nose either with physiological serum in pods or a seawater spray to unclog the nasal cavities and unclog the nose.
How to wash your nose
– Tilt your head to the side and gently insert the tip into the upper nostril.
– Apply strong pressure, the liquid should flow through the other nostril.
– Leave to act for a few seconds.
– Switch to the other nostril, tilting your head to the other side.
– Blow one nostril after the other.
3 – Treat your cold with a homemade hot water bottle
The heat eases the pain wherever it is: the shoulders and neck especially, above the eyes, next to the nose too.
– Sock filled with rice
Fill a sock with raw rice and tie it tight.
Heat the sock 1 minute in the oven microwave.
Place it on the painful area over a piece of clothing.
After 5 minutes massage shoulders and neck (or other painful area) to circulate heat.
Reheat the rice sock as soon as it has cooled as many times as needed.
On the forehead or temples
If you want to apply a sock filled with rice to the face, protect your skin either with absorbent paper folded in 4 or a washcloth.
4 – Treat your cold with cinnamon
Antibacterial, cinnamon is one of the spices that disinfects the throat at the onset of a cold.
How to use cinnamon to cure a cold
Pour 1 teaspoon of honey into a tbsp.
Add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
Mix and swallow at least 4 times a day (morning, noon, 4 p.m. and evening).
If the taste is too strong, dilute the mixture in a hot drink, a compote, or on a piece of fruit.
5 – Treat your cold with salt water gargles
Hot salt water decreases inflammation in the throat, especially with painful coughs.
– How to calm pain and cough with salt
Pour someHot water in a glass.
Add ½ teaspoon of salt.
Make a gargle with this mixture morning, noon, 4 p.m., and evening.
Spit out the mixture each time.
6 – Treat your cold with inhalations
This very old and very effective remedy which makes it possible to release the nasal cavities consists in pouring a few drops of essential oil in a bowl of hot water and in breathing the vapor which emerges from it.
How to do effective inhalation using a bowl
– Use only hot water, but not boiling.
– Pour hot water + 5 drops of essential oil into a bowl.
– Place your head above the bolen covering you with a towel.
– Protect your eyes with a blindfold or towel.
How to make an effective inhalation using a jar of jam
Use a glass jar like a jar of jam.
Circle the rim of the jar with your hands.
Place your nose and mouth on your hands circling the jar.
Breathe deeply through your nose while closing your eyes.
The jar or jam jar, narrower than the bowl, spares the eyes from water vapor.
4 essential oils recommended
– Niaouli essential oil
Known to mitigatethroat irritation.
– Ravintsara essential oil
Alternative to eucalyptus, it clears the nose.
– Essential oil of radiated eucalyptus or eucalyptus globulus
Eucalyptus relieves congestion in inhalation or with 5 drops in the bath.
But like all essential oils: do not apply directly to the face.
– Tea tree essential oil.
Antibacterial, antifungal (destroys bacteria such as fungi), antiviral.
Do not expose a child under 7 years old to essential oil of any kind.
Neither on the skin nor in inhalation.
7 – Treat your cold with lemon juice
Lemon disinfects the respiratory tract where the common cold sets in. Lemon fights infection of the respiratory tract.
In cure it reinforces the immune defenses.
How to treat a cold with lemon
Pour into a glass 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
add 1 teaspoon of honey.
add 2 teaspoons of hot water.
Mix and drink.
8 – Treat your cold and cough with honey
For reduce coughing, and especially the nocturnal cough, honey would prove to be more effective overnight than cough suppressants according to a scientific study conducted in 5 countries from 2007 to 2016.
Whether honey can be consumed by children over 1 year of age, because of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, it can prove to be a poison for infants.
What honey to treat colds and coughs
According to this scientific study all honeys have the same ability to reduce coughing.
However, given the antiseptic virtues natural manuka honey, it is the honey to recommend when you have a cold. In addition to reducing the cough, the throat is disinfected.
9 – Treat your cold with cayenne pepper
Pepper relieves itchy sore throat and dispels the feeling of a stuffy nose.
How to use pepper to treat a cold
In a cup pour ¼ very hot water on:
-¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper,
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon.
Once the honey has dissolved, make gargling then swallow.
10 – Treat your cold with chicken soup
An American scientific study from the University of Nebraska reports that chicken soup relieves cold symptoms.
Chicken soup is said to have anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve cold signs.
When to go see the doctor
If symptoms persist
After more than 15 days of cold it is advisable to consult a doctor.
If you have difficulty swallowing
It may be a throat irritation associated with a cold.
But perhaps then the throat has swollen, which may be accompanied by difficulty in breathing.
So make an appointment with the doctor without delay.