At the first symptoms of a cold, do not grab the pills right away. Try home remedies to stop a cough or runny nose. And do not forget that the earlier treatment is started, the easier it is to defeat a cold.
- - herb chamomile, linden, St. John's wort, sage, thyme;
- - soda;
- - iodine;
- - salt;
- - garlic, onions;
- - mustard powder;
- - honey;
- - ginger;
- - radish juice.
Inhalations are very effective for a runny nose and cough. Put in a saucepan one tablespoon of dry chamomile, thyme and sage, three tablespoons of pine needles and pour two liters of boiling water. Bend over the pan, cover yourself with a blanket, and breathe through your nose and mouth. The duration of the procedure is about 10 minutes. Then rinse your face with cold water. Inhale twice a day.
When coughing and sore throat, it is useful to gargle with herbal infusions. Pour one tablespoon of the chamomile and sage mixture into a glass of boiling water. Boil in a water bath for about 10 minutes. Cool and gargle several times a day. Effectively rinsing the bark of oak, willow, bergenia, Icelandic moss with decoctions. You can also gargle with a warm solution of baking soda and salt with the addition of iodine (about one tablespoon of baking soda and salt and 30 drops of an alcoholic solution of iodine per liter of water). The procedure is repeated 3-4 times a day.
For sore throat, keep pieces of honeycomb, sap, dry comfrey root, marshmallow, pieces of chaga mushroom, chives, pieces of onion, beets in your mouth as often as possible. These antimicrobial agents will keep the infection from spreading deeper.
Delicious tea with ginger and honey will help to quickly cure a cold. Grate the ginger root - about a quarter cup. Add some honey and simmer in a little water for about 10 minutes. Add the finished mixture to regular tea in a teaspoon. Drink 3-5 times a day.
Keep your feet warm at all times. Pour dry mustard into thick warm socks overnight and put them on. If your feet get wet and cold outside, steam your feet and massage your feet.
Garlic, due to its high content of phytoncides, is simply an irreplaceable remedy for respiratory infections. Peel 5-6 cloves of garlic, finely chop and dilute in a glass of milk. Boil milk, let cool and take a teaspoon 5-6 times a day. This option is good for night coughs.
With a strong cough, freshly squeezed radish juice helps. It has excellent expectorant properties. Mix one part radish juice with two parts honey. Take a tablespoon three times a day. Alternatively, cut a few black radish tubers into thin slices, sprinkle each slice thickly with sugar, and cover. After about 10 hours, a sweet juice forms, take a tablespoon every hour.
If treatment of a cold with folk remedies does not bring relief and the symptoms worsen, you should see a doctor.