The Best Cold Remedies
Sometimes the best remedies are the ones that seem the most obvious, but as we head into cold and flu season we thought a ‘little’ list of how to care for any potential sicknesses in the coming months.
Sleep. Sleep is one of nature’s most powerful healing tools. So, solid sleep is necessary for faster recovery. Also, elevating the mattress at the head can help with sleep when you are congested.
Moist air. A good humidifier will get you through cold season. We prefer the cold air humidifier, but make sure to clean it often as mildew grows quickly in this wet environment.
Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Air Humidifier
Fluids. This is a no brainer, but always worth repeating. Best fluids, again, are the obvious: water (we like mineral), juices (we prefer all natural, no sugar added), all natural juice pops, and non-caffeinated herbal teas.
Celestial Seasonings Caffeine Free Herbal Tea
Saline nasal spray. Just a few drops can help sooth a sensitive nose, providing much needed relief. You can easily make your own. Just add 3 teaspoons of salt to a pint of warm water with a little bit of baking soda. You can purchase a syringe for application at any drugstore. Tip: blow before you apply and don’t blow afterwards for a minute.
Nose strips. These are a great way to open the nostrils and allow air in – helpful for encouraging a good night sleep.
Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Chicken soup. The elixir has natural anti-inflammatory properties and the warmth of the liquid soothes the throat while loosening congestion.
Healing Chicken Soup Recipe
Honey. Yes, it’s true, honey does help sooth a throat and aid in healing. In fact, a study that compared a dose of dextromethorphan against honey found the golden, sticky syrup the winner.