Cold symptoms can be very upsetting. We offer you some natural tips and useful remedies to ease and decrease them easily.
Surely on more than one occasion we have gone through the symptoms of a cold and that usually occurs mildly, although for at least a week we have to live with the discomfort it causes. With sudden changes in temperature, the arrival of cold, wind and rain, it is easy for our body to suffer and more when something low in defense catches us.
The cold part of winter diseases with colds, flu, rhinitis, bronchitis, sinusitis. The cold favors the existence and survival of viruses in the environment, with which they are circulating and it, is not difficult for us to catch a contagion.
The symptoms that accompany a cold can be various as. Among the most common and common we can mention: tiredness, fatigue, headache, general malaise, chills, low-grade fever or fever, throat discomfort, stuffy nose, mucus, sneezing, runny nose and cough.
Once we have caught the cold in addition to rest and seek how to calm the discomfort that accompanies it, we must first of all be patient and metalize that at least a week we will be going through the cold.
If the sore throat lasts more than 2 days and is accompanied by a fever, we should go to the doctor to have our throat checked, in case we could have something more than a cold, a possible pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis.
To calm the discomfort that accompanies the cold we can resort to a series of natural remedies prepared at home with herbs and medicinal plants.
Both the herbs and medicinal plants that we will provide below have beneficial properties to relieve symptoms and improve little by little.
Natural remedies to relieve cold symptoms
These natural remedies will help us to calm the following symptoms: sore throat, throat irritation, for inflammation of the throat, to help us raise our defenses, prevent infections, improve mucus.
Ginger, lemon and garlic infusion
This infusion has antiseptic properties that will help us prevent infectious processes.
- A tablespoon of grated ginger.
- Minced garlic clove.
- 200 ml. of water or a cup of mineral water.
- One lemon’s juice.
- A tablespoon of eucalyptus honey.
We put the water to boil and once it starts to boil we add the ginger and the minced garlic clove.
Let it boil for about 2 minutes.
We turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Uncover the infusion, strain it and add the lemon juice.
When it is warm we can take it, and if we like the infusion with a sweet touch, we add a tablespoon of eucalyptus honey.
We can take this infusion 3 times a day.
Infusion of proposes and thyme
The infusion of proposes and thyme is ideal to improve excess mucus.
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 12 drops of proposes
- 1 cup of water
To prepare the infusion we put 1 cup of water to heat. When it is boiling add 12 drops of proposes and the dried thyme.
We turn off the fire, stir and when it is warm we can take it.
If we like to sweeten the infusion we can add a tablespoon of eucalyptus or thyme honey.
We can take this infusion 3 times a day.
Both the proposes extract and the thyme extract can be obtained in herbalists, Para pharmacies, natural product stores, online.
Echinacea is a plant with beneficial properties that help us raise our defenses and reduce cold symptoms. We will prepare this infusion with Echinacea extract that we can get in herbalists, natural product stores.
We put 200 ml. of mineral water to heat and when it is boiling add 12 drops of Echinacea extract.
We remove from the heat and when it is warm we can take it.
We can sweeten it with a little eucalyptus, thyme or rosemary honey.
Homemade nettle syrup
Homemade nettle syrup is very easy to prepare, and it helps soothe sore throats and sore throats.
- 100 gr. of ground nettle roots.
- Half a liter of mineral water.
- 300 gr. of brown sugar of whole cane.
We put the water to heat and when it is boiling we add the ground nettle roots and the sugar.
Stir well and boil for 2 minutes. We remove from the heat and let it rest. Of this syrup we can take a teaspoon a day.
Helpful Tips against Cold Symptoms
In addition to these natural remedies, some hygiene and eating habits can help us prevent infections:
- Wash our hands frequently with soap and water.
- Daily body grooming in the form of a shower or baths.
- Use disposable tissues.
- Ventilate the rooms of the home.
- Be careful with drafts.
- Use essential oils to sanitize the rooms of the house.
- Cover up well when we go out to expose ourselves to the cold.
- Moisten a handkerchief with essential oils that contain properties that help us prevent contagion and avoid infections.
- The essential oils that we can use are: essential oil of tea tree, eucalyptus, mint, lemon.
- Increase your intake of foods rich in vitamin C, both green vegetables and fruits.
- Stay well hydrated; drink at least 1.5 liters of water or 2 liters a day.
- Take ideal infusions for colds.