It is true, that there is no cure for cold. It comes of its own and goes by its own no matter how much prevention you take. But you can cure its symptoms. You can take antibiotics and pain killer; however natural remedies are the best as they boost your immunity and have absolutely no side effects on your body.
Here are a few natural remedies that you must try:
Drink plenty of fluids: Fluids, especially water or juice shall keep you hydrated and remove the toxins of your body. It moisturizes the linings of the nose and throat, making it much easier for the mucus to be cleared. Avoid coffee or alcohol as they tend to dry your throat. You can also have warm water, this will soothe your throat as well.
Maintain proper hygiene: Since you are down with cold, you are likely to sneeze and cough. Cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing and throw away wet tissues. Wash your hands and face regularly so that you do not transmit your cold to anyone else.
Eat chicken/vegetable soup: Eating soup is good for you during cold as it loosens the mucus, as well as its warmth have a soothing effect on the throat and body. The nutrients in the soup help to build up your body’s immunity. Try adding pepper to your soup, this shall provide relief from congestion.
Ginger: Ginger acts as natural cough suppressants. You can have raw, fresh cut ginger or drink Ginger tea several times in a day. To increase its effectiveness you may also add a few drops of lemon and honey into it
Salt water gargle: Salt water gargle reduces and loosens mucus thereby soothing your sore throat and nasal congestion. You can do it 3-4 times a day. You may also add apple cider vinegar which acts as a pain relief for the throat.
Honey and Lemon: Warm water along with honey and lemon if drunk early in the morning soothes the agitated throat as well as is very effective in reducing tummy fat.
Yogi Kanthika: You can also try Yogi Kanthika, which is a purely natural and sugar free product made of herbs like Licorice, Holy basil, Ginger etc. It is very effective for sore throat and cough congestion.
Milk and Turmeric: Add few teaspoonful of turmeric powder to milk and then boil it. Leave it for some time to cool down and then drink it. It provides relief from cough in a few days and is most effective for cough caused by bacteria. Roasted turmeric powder along with honey provides relief from dry persistent cough. In case you don’t like consuming milk, you can also have turmeric powder with warm water.