Best home flu and cold remedies that work!
Years of trying over the counter medicines for the common cold and flu have been replaced with my home remedy that just about always works.
When I feel a sore throat coming on, I gargle with warm salt water. This works amazingly well. Just add a couple of teaspoons of salt to a mug of warm water and gargle. I do this a couple of times a day and before bed for as long as I have the sore throat. It usually goes away in about a day. I also take a very hot shower for as long as I can stand it. This is another amazing cure for the cold or flu. The steam helps to open up the nasal passageways, and being extra clean also helps to wash away germs that may be on your hands and body. The next thing I do is prepare good old fashioned chicken noodle soup. I usually add extra salt, which helps to cut through the mucous.
On top of that extra rest is always helpful. After the gargling, hot shower, and soup, I tuck myself in with a good book, or listen to some nice music and go to bed as early as possible. Rest is always one of my top priorities when I feel
myself getting sick. Drinking hot tea with honey, lemon, and ginger, and plenty of water is also helpful. I always drink plenty of water as a matter of course and I believe this also helps to keep illness at bay. A healthy diet that limits sweets is a key factor in staying healthy over all. I would say the top three items to beat cold/flu symptoms are:
- Gargling with warm salt water
- A long hot shower
- Plenty of rest
These remedies that have worked for my family and me. I highly recommend them as natural alternatives to cold medicines, which always seem to make me feel worse, as they have side effects and usually don’t work. Most colds have to run their course. This remedy helps to nip it in the bud and get you back on your feet quickly. I have also found that eliminating sugar from my diet and being more active in general have helped me to stay healthy and avoid getting colds and the flu. A healthy diet and exercising as a way of life does wonders to ward off all kinds of illnesses, even the common cold and the flu! Stay fit and healthy with the Team PJW 5-Minute Pajama Workout. Buy now