Natural remedies for the common cold

Natual rememdies common cold

It is inevitable, winter is here, the kids are back in school and bacteria and viruses are running rampant.  Here are some easy, all natural ways to reduce the severity and length of your cold.

  • Minimize your sugar intake, even those in juice and fruits. Sugar suppresses the immune system and can therefore increase the length and severity of your cold.
  • Actually get some rest.  I know this can be difficult, especially during this time of year, but rest is a sure fire way to boost your immune system.  Lay down, avoid stimulating activities (including your phone and tv) for when the mind is engaged it wears you out and does not actually count as rest.
  • Air out the area, and diffuse antibacterial oils like rosemary, geranium or juniper to help clean the air.
  • Eat things that are easy to digest.  Having something like white basmati rice with some added cinnamon, cardamom and/or honey will help to improve digestion.  Broths and light soups are good options as well and will help to keep you hydrated.

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