There’s nothing worse than getting sick and not being able to see your doctor right away. While you could always take over the counter medicine, sometimes you don’t have the opportunity or desire to. In that case, you should attempt to soothe your cold by using natural at home remedies, like the ones below.
- Ginger Tea
Ginger has been proven to be one of the most beneficial roots. In fact, ginger has been shown to reduce inflammation and mucus, therefore soothing congestion. While you could always purchase ginger tea bags from the store, ginger tea is the most beneficial when you make it from scratch.
Making ginger tea is super easy! All you need is ginger root, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, boiled water, and something to put your water in. Start by boiling your water. Then, pour your water into whatever you plan on keeping your tea in. After situating your boiled water, simple place majority of the ginger root and a few pinches of cinnamon into the water. Secure your container closed to let the ginger and cinnamon seep in the water. After a half hour, open your container and mix in a little bit of lemon and honey for taste and extra health benefits. Once you’re finished, start sipping your ginger tea!
- Steam with Essential Oils
Most people know that placing your face near hot steam can reduce inflammation and congestion. But, you could enhance the results by adding essential oil to your steam session. Simply boil a few cups of water then drop a combination of tea tree and eucalyptus oil into the hot water. Since the water will be boiling hot, you might want to place your face kind of far away from the bowl, then slowly move over until your face is as close to the bowl and water as you want it to be. Once you’re in a comfortable position, place a towel on your head to maintain the heat. You can do this as long and as much as you want to.
- Classic Tea Cure
Another great tea recipe is this classic one that has been used for generations! While this tea is guaranteed to make you feel at least a little bit better, you should be warned that it’s not the tastiest thing ever. In order to make this tea recipe, simply boil some water and add a few crushed garlic cloves to it. Then, mix in one lemon’s worth of juice and some honey. If you really want to get the most out of this tea, then drink it a few times a day.