Grandma's Famous Home Remedies for Colds

Saturday, October 12, 2013
The counter cold, also called cold or cold, is a highly contagious infection that attacks the upper respiratory system.
It differs from the flu because the symptoms of the latter are stronger with high fever and more coughing, And the recovery time is longer while the cold is milder and healing is faster.
It is important that people do not consume antibiotics because it will only manage to mask the symptoms and delay the healing process. Hence the importance of the natural choice by home remedies.

The most common symptoms of a cold include:

  • ü  Running nose
  • ü  Sneezing
  • ü  Stuffy and runny nose
  • ü  Painful and itching nose
  • ü  Headache
  • ü  Watery eyes
  • ü  Cough

Famous home for cold that your grandma will swore it works a hundred years ago and it will work for a hundred more years. Others may consider these as myths but hey! These recipes exist for a reason!

  • Ø  Mix a tablespoon of honey horseradish enough for chest congestion. 
  • Ø  Make infusion of one teaspoon of bay leaves, a cinnamon and sage in a cup of water and boil.
  • Ø  Heat, but not boiling, a cup of milk, where you should pour a tablespoon of butter and black pepper or you can use butter and pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger more honey to taste.
  • Ø  Stir two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of hot or cold water and drink three glasses during the day.
  • Ø  Prepare a mustard plaster for chest congestion caused by the common cold or flu.   To do this, make a paste with equal parts dry mustard and flour mixed with warm water.   Apply and plaster, should cover the breast with olive oil.
  • Ø  Apply saline drops to the nostrils. Saline recipe: 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup of warm water.
  • Ø  Keep a clove of garlic between the teeth and the inside of the cheek, lightly bitten, but without chewing or swallowing; it will help fight colds and nasal congestion.
  • Ø  A remedy very popular by grandmothers is sweating. Using small very thick glass tumblers called "bankas" that burns inside a paper or cotton. Then apply these to the back of the patient Once cooled, a vacuum is formed, according to tradition, is a sign that the infection has been removed from the body.
  • Ø  Inhaling steam for 10 minutes twice a day.   For this, you must cover your head with a towel and, with eyes closed, inhale the fumes coming out of a bowl with boiling water. To enhance the effect, inhaling steam from eucalyptus or juniper infusions.

Some tips to avoid colds:

  • Stay away from people with colds
  • Wash hands frequently especially being with the patient
  • Do not share towels or utensils with someone with a cold
Some tips to feel better if you have not been able to avoid
  • Rest for the body to invest all their energy to heal
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eating properly not abuse fats because the body would have to devote resources to digestion, rather than overcome infection.
  • Avoid excessively hot or cold foods, as they can irritate the throat and mucosal damage which slows healing.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but do not contain caffeine. When the body is well hydrated with water, juice, etc.., more effectively combat the cold. However, you should not take any liquid. Drinks with caffeine or alcohol should be avoided, because they predispose to dehydration of the body, which favors cold stay inside.
Some recommendations to unclog the nose:
  • Increase the humidity in the air with a vaporizer or humidifier.
  • Staying upright or with the head slightly raised (with several pillows) when lying down, and that congestion is compounded by having his head in a low position.


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