There is no known cure for the common cold, but remedies are helpful in speeding up the healing process. ForRent.com wants you to enjoy the rest of the year without a sniffle. If you happen to be feeling a little under the weather, be sure to try one or all of these natural home remedies for the common cold.
Drink Plenty of Water & Tea
Think you’ve had too much water? Drink a little more than you think you need to prevent dehydration and flush out toxins. Consider adding lemon or honey to your tea or water and avoid coffee and sodas, which will produce reverse effects.
Sore Throat? Gargle with Salt Water
If your throat is bothering you or feeling sore, mix half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of water, gargle for 20-30 seconds, spit it out, and repeat until the glass is empty. Gargling will help reduce swelling and provide temporarily relief. If you can’t stand the taste of the salty water, consider trying Wellness Mama’s recipe for homemade herbal cough drops and lozenges to keep on hand.
It doesn’t hurt to take preventative measures to avoid getting sick. Take care of yourself by staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest! For more tips on staying healthy, visit the Apartment Living blog for more ideas.