Cold is an infectious disease that primarily affects upper respiratory system especially lungs. It is very common infection in among people. According to research there are about 200 viruses do exist that can cause common cold. As a being human, you can’t stop virus to enter in your body but however you can take some precautions to deal with this type of problem. When your body fights with infection you can get the symptoms like sneezing, coughing, a sore throat and general congestion. Some illness can be cured by using regular medications and if your medications are not working properly then you can choose holistic way to treat your problems. Holistic medicines may not remove your problem properly but it will surely give you some relief. Remedies always work to ease your pain and symptoms. Study shows that people who do exercise regularly or doing some physical activity have less chance to become ill in comparison to others. The signs and symptoms of Common cold typically occur 1-3 days after the exposure of common cold virus. The symptoms of common cold are
- Runny nose
- Sour through
- Mild headaches
- Slight body aches
- Low grade fever
- Most of the time feeling of unwell
Usually you don’t need to see a doctor until it becomes out of control. You can manage common cold by using holistic remedies. It is very effective and in this treatment you only have to use common and regular ingredients. Here are some holistic remedies to treat common cold.
turmeric has the ability to heal the pain very smoothly. Study shows that turmeric has 3 curcumin (pain healing property) such as demethoxycurcumin, diferuloylmethane and bisedmethoxycurcumin. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which can heal the symptoms of cold. If you wish, you can take turmeric tea and milk for better result.
Peppermint could be one of the best essential oil in treating problems after lavender oil. It has antimicrobial properties that can help you in bad breath. If you have congestion problem, you can gently rub this oil on chest and try to inhale the aroma of peppermint oil. It will definitely give you some relief from cough.
you generally use ginger to enhance the taste of your food but, it is very important and effective ingredient not only in food but also in cold related issues. Ginger has anti-inflammatory agent that clears your sore throat. You can drink ginger tea to get its benefits.
Honey has anti-microbial, anti- bacterial and anti- viral properties that fight with infections, funguses and viruses. It soothes your itchy and sore throat and gives you relief from irritation. It has the ability to boost your immune system and protect your body from future cold.
coconut oil contains lauric acids and antioxidants. It also blessed with anti-viral and anti-bacterial component. You can use coconut for the improvement of your immune system. If you are suffering from cold, you can use coconut oil for its improvement. It gives you more effective result if you this oil with honey and lemon.
oregano is a wonderful herb and typically used in cooking but it is very effective in cold also. You also use its leaves for diarrhea and chronic coughs. Its leaves are very aromatic. There are numerous benefits of oregano such as Good for cough and cold relief, It has anti-aging property, Ease asthma attack, It can heal wounds and insect bites, Cure for sour through, You can also use this for your general health.
Cinnamon has great ability to remove pain because it has essential oil in its bark. Cinnamon is also used in food preparation and in medications. You can use cinnamon with honey because you all know that honey has been used for thousands years to treat numerous health issues. Honey effectively works in remove cold symptoms.