With amazing medicinal qualities, herbs are one of the best ways to fight a bout of cold. Here are 4 amazing herbs that help you fight a cold:
Well known for its medicinal properties, Ginger is a hot favourite when it comes to curing a cold and coughs. It works like an expectorant and controls mucous build up. So, the next you have a bout of a cough, try a teaspoon of freshly squeezed ginger juice mixed with honey around two to three times a day. Ginger also helps improve digestion and fortifies the immune system.
It exhibits antiviral and antibacterial properties and hence strengthens the immune system. It is especially potent in fighting the cold virus and the herpes virus. You should use Echinacea when you sense a cold coming on. It helps avoid precipitating a cold. This herb is a native to the US and is available in health stores around the world.
This herb is especially effective in curing headaches associated with colds. Moreover, it helps a great deal in controlling fever during a cold. It contains a bioflavonoid compound that fights the cold virus.
This is a highly effective remedy for relieving congestion and clearing the sinuses. For maximum benefit, pour 5-6 drops of Eucalyptus oil in two cups of water in your steamer and inhale after placing a towel on your head. Do this for three to five minutes and experience the difference.
These remedies will definitely help you beat your cold blues away. It is important to remember that all natural remedies take a week to make an effect. Even over the counter drugs take seven days. Natural remedies have no side effects. A Nobel Prize is still in the waiting for someone who finds the ‘perfect cure’ for a common cold. Until then, try these homemade cures and watch your cold take a back seat.