12 Remedies for the Common Cold

Every year Americans suffer from an estimated one billion colds collectively. Although there is no cure for the common cold there are many different remedies to help fight it off to make yourself feel better and help your body fight it off faster. This article is based on natural, and home remedies for the common cold. These are all supposed to work really well, surprisingly enough and you don't have to worry about side effects of some medicines.

A lot of natural cold remedies involve the use of lemons, they are very rich in Vitamin C, and very good for raising your immune system to help fight off any sickness. Vitamin C is especially important when you are suffering from a cold because it can greatly reduce the duration of the illness.

1. Take and squeeze the juice from one lemon and dilute it into a glass with warm water. After this add one teaspoon of honey and drink it once or twice daily.

2. Chop up 3 or 4 cloves of garlic and boil it into one cup of water to make it kind of like a soup and then drink it. Some say doing it with onions will work too.

3. Making a tea out of about 10 grams of ginger and adding about a teaspoon of sugar will also help with your cold. Drink it twice daily and it will lower any fever resulting from the cold as well.

4. Taking Vitamin C capsules works as well, you can take one or two 500 mg Vitamin C capsules a day, then after your cold is over with continue to take about 500 mg of Vitamin C. Making sure you get the right amount of Vitamin C every day can actually prevent a cold.

5. Getting out in the sun can be good occasionally just don't over do it. The sun is a very good source of Vitamin C.

6. Hot tea with honey and lemon also works very well and has been used for years. It is not only good for cold but is good for sore throats as well.

7. Making peppermint tea works just as good too and is very good for unclogging the sinuses.

8. Adding cayenne pepper to any soup or especially one of these tea recipes would work very well.

9. Adding cinnamon to food or teas will help as well because it raises your immune system.

10. Drink lots of fluids like juice and Gatorade, it will help you feel better and keep your fever down. Avoid fizzy drinks, especially if you have a sore throat.

11. Make sure you get lots or sleep and rest for most of the day, try not to over exert yourself.

12. Put a few drops of eucalyptus oil into boiling water and breathe it in.

These have been some really great natural remedies for the common cold, they should all work well. Some people would swear by these. Good luck with your cold, and one more important thing is to make sure you change your toothbrush after getting sick because you can get yourself sick again if you don't!

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