[toc]A common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. A group of viruses causes common cold. Anyone can have a common cold at any age. Young children and old people are mostly affected by common cold due to their weak immune system.
The throat becomes dry, nasal blockage, headache, cough, fever are some of the symptoms of common cold. Apart from these, pain in the muscles and joints, fatigue, loss of appetite and a shivering sensation are the other symptoms associated with common cold. You can get rid of common cold by following some home remedies. Top 5 home remedies for common cold are as follows:
5 Best Home Remedies For Common Cold
Take a cup of water and add some salt to it. Mix it well and let the salt dissolve properly in the water. Then heat it for at least 10 minutes.
After that inhale the water through one of your nostril, keeping the other one closed with your finger and then spit it out through your mouth. Again do this with your other nostril. You can also use the water to gargle at least 3-4 times every day in order to get rid of common cold.
Take some sesame oil and add to a cup of warm water. Then apply this on your chest and massage well. You can also take some sesame oil with the help of a dropper and put few drops directly into your nostrils.
Boil a cup of water, then add 2 drops of sesame oil and mix them well. Then place the cup in front of you, cover your head and the cup with a towel and then inhale the vapour coming from the solution in the cup. Do this at least 2 times every day.
Take some garlic, peel the skin, slice them into small pieces, place the pieces in a small cup or bowl of water and boil it to make tea. Add some honey and then sip the tea slowly.
After you sip it, clear your throat gently. Have 3-4 cups of this garlic tea every day as it is very effective in treating common cold. You can also include raw garlic in your every day diet.
Take a ginger root and peel the skin. Then slice the root into small pieces and put the pieces in a cup of water. Then heat and let it steep for some time.
After that strain it well and drink it. Have 2-3 cups every day. You can also add some lemon juice and honey to it and then have it.
Take a cup of water and heat it well for 10-15 minutes. Then add some honey and apple cider vinegar to it, stir it well and drink it. Have 2-3 cups every day. You can also add some lemon juice to a glass of water and honey and heat them well. Then you can either drink this solution or gargle with it 3-4 times every day.
So getting rid of common cold is not that difficult and by following the above mentioned home remedies you can easily get good results within a very short time.