I have always been a fan of doing things the natural way. Growing up my mom never gave me or my siblings medicine when we were sick. She would always know natural remedies to kick the cold and it always worked! Mother always knows best right? Here are a few of my tried and true natural remedies.
Natural Remedies to Kick the Cold
Garlic tea sounds pretty gross…but…well it is. Plus is makes your breath smell pretty potent for the next few hours. But trust me on this one, garlic tea will save your life when you have a cold, sore throat, or any type of virus. Fresh garlic has so many benefits which include antibacterial properties.
The Method: Mince 2 cloves of garlic in a tea cup/mug. Boil water. Wait at least two minutes before pouring the hot water onto the minced garlic. If your pour the water on the garlic right away you destroy the antibacterial activity.
WARNING: This is not your typical cup of tea. It does not taste good. BUT it gets the job done and will help you feel better waaayy faster. Try adding a tablespoon of honey to help with the taste.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an amazing natural remedy. I love love love it because it is so great for your body even when you aren’t sick. It aids in weight loss, promotes healthy blood sugar, helps heart burn, and boosts your energy, just to name a few. I try to drink this on a daily basis just to keep me healthy.
The Method: Mix 1 Tbsp of Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar (make sure it is organic) in a full glass of water and chug. It is not going to taste very pleasant but it will help you get healthy a lot faster.
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Elderberry is used for antioxidant activity and boosts the immune system. Plus, it tastes pretty dang good!
The Method: Mix about 1 Tbsp with a full glass of water. Drink about two glasses a day for best results, one in the morning and one in the evening.
I buy Swanson Ultra Elderberry Extract Syrup from amazon here but I’m sure you can find it at any health foods store near you.
Who knew gargling with hydrogen peroxide would be good for you? Well let me tell you, there are a heap of benefits that are involved with this product. Not only will it help get rid of a canker sores, and whiten your teeth, but it will also aid in healing your sore throat!
The Method: Gargle about a 2 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide for 1-2 minutes. Do this three times a day for best results. Make sure not to swallow the peroxide because it could cause a stomach ache.
This tea works wonders. It will feel really good on your sore throat and help get rid of your pesky cold!
The Method: Mix hot water with a tbsp of honey, 4 tbsp of fresh lemon, 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar, and a dash of cinnamon. Mix all together and enjoy!
Thanks for reading and let me know in the comments if you tried any of these natural remedies for your cold!