Cold and flu are the most common diseases in the world. Although, there are many home remedies to treat cold and flu, but still everyone suffers from it. People of all ages have suffered from it and have experienced the symptoms of cold and flu.
However, it is not a dangerous disease, but still it can give you a hell lot of problems.
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Here are 5 best home remedies to treat cold and flu.
Hot liquids- Drink as much as hot liquid you can. Hot liquids help in soothing sore throat and fights against congestion. Try a hot black tea with honey and lemon. Also, drink at-least eight or more glasses of water in a day to keep mucous membrane moist. It will thin the mucus so it would be easier to expel it.
Gargle- It is the best way to soothe the throat pain. Add one teaspoon of salt with 250mL of warm water and gargle away. You can even add a squeeze of lemon to it as it will fight against bacteria and virus. Gargle at-least 4 times a day for quick recovery.
Vitamins: Many foods and beverages rich in certain vitamins can help you to fight against cold and flu. Orange juice is rich in Vitamin C and can help you in fast recovery. You can even go for strawberries, tomatoes and broccoli. You can even consider foods rich in Vitamin D and zinc. It was found in a recent research that they can actually fight the cold virus. If you are suffering from fever, you can take oil of oregano pills. These are rich in vitamins and minerals and can reduce the pain.
Steam: Steam is the most popular home remedy for cold and flu. It shrinks the mucus membrane in nose & throat and encourages mucus to drain. Fill a bucket with hot water and try to inhale the steam by covering your face with towel or cloth. Add a few drops of thyme oil to it if possible. You can even use your blow-dryer for it. Just set the hair dryer on war, and hold it at 45-50 cm from your face and try to breathe air through your nose. Try to do it for at-least 2-3 minute.
Rest: Rest is very much important. Don’t try to do any hard physical work as it will only hamper the recovery process. Also, try to remain calm and patient.
Now you know some of the best home remedies to treat cold and flu, so get well soon.
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