With the changes of temperature we become vulnerable and, therefore, we are prone to suffer colds. Both the flu and the cold are caused by viruses, so doctors do not usually prescribe antibiotics. Therefore, it is advisable to take over-the-counter medications and antiviral remedies only if the discomfort does not decrease in the first four days. If you already have the first symptoms of flu or a cold or have become sick, then I leave you some home remedies to control the symptoms and recover faster.
Ginger for fighting colds and flu
If you want to relieve the discomfort, prepare an infusion of ginger. To do this, you will have to chop a spoonful of fresh ginger root and add it to a cup of boiling water. Add honey and little-squeezed lemon juice. Ginger is, according to traditional Chinese medicine, one of the best treatments for flu and colds, given that it has antibacterial, analgesic and antipyretic properties.
Garlic, a great ally for health
Garlic is a remedy that can be used for colds, flu, bronchitis, and so on. It has vitamin C and zinc, two nutrients that although they can not prevent the onset of flu or colds, help reduce their duration and reduce symptoms. They can also decrease headaches, nasal secretions, sneezing and nasal congestion. Eat it raw in salads, drink garlic extract drops or take garlic capsules.
On the other hand, garlic is very rich in a substance called allicin, which has antiseptic properties capable of fighting infections, flu and colds. You can also enjoy its benefits by preparing an infusion of garlic, lemon and honey, which has expectorant properties that help eliminate phlegm.
In addition to preparing these remedies for colds, it is important that you get enough rest and not leave the bed, as this will strengthen your immune system and the recovery process accelerates.