When we catch a cold, the virus glues itself to the secretion tissues of the nose and throat and basically captures the living cells. Then it compels them to reproduce more virus cells. Very disturbing! When the human body attempts to force back the virus, warning signs to come up such as overall blockage, low energy, sneezing. Your body is exhausted and you feel terrible. Homemade therapies lessen up these warning signs keeping you at ease in spite of your courageous immune system combats the virus away. Here are some homemade therapies to calm and alleviate your cold:
Increase your fluid intake as it assists in replacing the liquids in the body and sweep away the virus. Lukewarm water lessens the irritation in the throat. Liquids like ginger tea, herbal teas, sports drinks, etc. help to soothe the cold.
2. Honey, lime juice, and warm water
Mix honey with lime juice and warm water to ease your cold.
3. Warm liquids
Warm liquid intake like soups, broths, spiced teas, warm milk aid in decongestion in the nose.
4. Blowing your nose
Blow your nose in the correct manner to get rid of the mucus from your nose. But blowing harder may send the mucus back to the ear channel, causing an earache.
5. Steam – the mucus reliever
Relax your blocked nose by breathing in some steam. Cover your head with a towel over the top of the head to take in the steam. Clench your head over a vessel of bubbling water and breathe gently and cautiously avoiding yourself from burning your nose. You can take some steam while bathing with hot water with doors closed.
6. Custom Mentholated Salve
Menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus- trio have slight anaesthetizing components that aid in reducing the pain of cleaned sore nose.
7. Mustard plaster
Crush 3tbsp of mustard seeds and add water to make a paste and spread it on your chest. The strong smell aids in releasing unventilated sinuses, whereas the heat recuperates blood circulation and comforts blockage. Do apply some petroleum jelly beforehand to shield the skin. The mustard plaster should be left not more than 15minutes or else it may burn your skin.
8. Mustard foot-bath
Soak your feet in a small bathtub of hot water. Mix in 1tbsp of mustard powder in 1L of hot water. The mustard pulls blood to your feet that assist in reducing clogging.
9. Usage of salt-water wash or saline spray
This both aid in ending the blockage in your nose. You can try the salt-water wash, recipe as follows:
Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt. Keep in a sealed bottle. Add 1 teaspoon of this blend to 8 ounces of hand-hot simmered or purified water. Then fill a bulb syringe with this solution. Put your head over a basin and lightly squeeze the salt water in your nose. With mild finger weight grip, one nostril closed while squeezing the blend into the other nostril. Allow it to empty. Follow by repeating the procedure for the other nostril. Make sure to always use purified or previously boiled water while making this solution. Thoroughly rinse the bulb syringe after each use and let it air dry.
10. Hang around cozy and take enough rest
It is extremely crucial to take enough rest when you are down with a cold. It assists your body in leading its strength to repel your virus. This conflict exhausts your body. Thus, it is advised to lie down and some rest under a blanket to hang around cozy if required.