Surely on more than one occasion we have gone through the symptoms of a cold and that usually tends to be mild, although for at least a week we have to live with the discomfort it causes. With sudden changes in temperature, the arrival of cold, wind and rain is easy for our body to suffer and more when we catch something low defenses.
The colds they are part of winter diseases along with colds, flu, rhinitis, bronchitis, sinusitis. The cold favors the existence and survival of viruses in the environment, with which they circulate and it is not difficult for us to catch a contagion.
The symptoms that accompany a cold may be several as. Among the most common and common we can mention: fatigue, fatigue, headache, malaise, chills, fever or fever, discomfort in the throat, stuffy nose, mucus, sneezing, runny nose and cough.
Once we have caught the cold in addition to rest and seek to alleviate the discomfort that accompany it, we must first of all have patience and mentalize that at least a week we will be going through the cold.
If anything, the sore throat will last more than 2 days and is accompanied by fever should we go to the doctor to check the throat if we could present more than a cold a possible pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis.
To calm the discomforts that accompany the cold we can resort to a series of natural remedies prepared at home with herbs and medicinal plants.
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Both the herbs and the medicinal plants that we will provide later have beneficial properties to alleviate the symptoms and improve little by little.
Natural remedies to relieve cold symptoms
These natural remedies will help us to calm down the following symptoms: sore throat, sore throat, for inflammation of the throat, to help us raise our defenses, to prevent infections, to improve mucus.
Infusion of ginger, lemon and garlic
This infusion has antiseptic properties that will help us to prevent infectious processes.
- A spoonful of grated ginger.
- A clove of minced garlic.
- 200 ml. of water or a cup of mineral water.
- One lemon's juice.
- A spoonful of eucalyptus honey.
We put the water to boil and once it starts to boil add the ginger, and the minced garlic clove.
Let boil about 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Uncover the infusion, strain it and add the lemon juice.
When it is warm we can take it, and if we like the infusion with a sweet touch we add a spoonful of eucalyptus honey.
This infusion can be taken 3 times a day.
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Infusion of propolis and thyme
The infusion of propolis and thyme is ideal to improve excess mucus.
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 12 drops of propolis
- 1 cup of water
To prepare the infusion we put 1 cup of water to heat. When it is boiling add 12 drops of propolis and dried thyme.
We put out the fire, stir and when it is warm we can take it.
If we like to sweeten the infusion we can add a spoonful of eucalyptus or thyme honey.
This infusion can be taken 3 times a day.
Both extract of propolis and thyme can be obtained in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores, online.
Echinacea is a plant with beneficial properties that help us raise our defenses and reduce cold symptoms. We will prepare this infusion with echinacea extract that we can get in herbalists, natural products stores.
We put 200 ml. of mineral water to be heated and when it is boiling add 12 drops of echinacea extract.
Remove from heat and when it is warm we can take it.
We can sweeten it with a little honey of eucalyptus, thyme or rosemary.
Nettle homemade syrup
Homemade nettle syrup is very easy to prepare, and helps to soothe pain and throat irritation.
- 100 gr. of roots of ground nettle.
- Half a liter of mineral water.
- 300 gr. of brown sugar of integral cane.
We put the water to heat and when it is boiling add the roots of ground nettle and sugar.
Stir well and let boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from the fire and let it sit.
From this syrup we can take a teaspoon a day.
Useful tips against cold symptoms
In addition to these natural remedies, some hygiene and food habits can help us prevent infections:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Daily body toilet in the form of shower or baths.
- Use disposable tissues.
- Ventilate home stays.
- Be careful with drafts.
- Use essential oils to clean the rooms of the house.
- Warm up well when we go to expose ourselves to the cold.
- Moisten a handkerchief with essential oils that contain properties that help us prevent infection and prevent infection.
- The essential oils to which we can resort are: tea tree essential oil, eucalyptus, mint, lemon.
- Increase the intake of foods rich in vitamin C, both in vegetables, and fruits.
- Keep us well hydrated, drink at least 1.5 liters of water or 2 liters a day.
- Take ideal infusions for the cold.