The cold and flu season is upon us, well for some of us. I am currently fighting one myself. I decided to share some of the home remedies that I am doing to fight off this sickness.
A cold or flu can drain you of energy fast. Your immune system is working at full speed, therefore draining your energy. It is important to rest during this time so your body can heal. Resting properly may even lessen the amount of time you are sick.
Salt water gargle can help ease a sore throat. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8oz glass of warm water. Gargle small amounts at a time then spit out. Do this until glass is empty. When you gargle salt water, it pulls out the virus from the tissue in the throat. The salt acts like a magnet.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Whether it is homemade or from a can, chicken noodle soup is a great remedy for when you are sick. Research suggests that eating chicken noodle soup has helped reduce upper respiratory infections and helps slow the neutrophils in your body. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cells, which protect your body from infections. Slowing the neutrophils will help them stay more concentrated in the areas that your body needs the most healing.
Vitamin C is crucial for our immune system. Eating oranges while you are sick could help relieve respiratory infections.
And adding lemon juice to your tea may help reduce phlegm when you are sick.
Vapor rub is great to use when you are trying to avoid those unwanted side effects from over-the-counter cold medicines. Vapor rub can help open air passages to help fight congestion, reduce coughing, and improve sleep overall when sick.
What are some of your at-home remedies that you do when you are sick?