How to Cure Winter Time Colds Naturally

It's winter(/fall). You're cold, you're coughing, your nose is runny, your throat hurts, and you're miserable and uncomfortable... Here are some tips and tricks to help relieve these symptoms- naturally.


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    If you're cold, wrap up in warm and/or your comfiest clothes, and if you can, spend the day bundled up in blankets on the couch or in bed. This helps with fatigue and comfort as well.
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    Peppermint candies or tea is an excellent way to relieve coughs and sore throats. Also, see recipe for 'super simple honey brew for colds' in tips. Good old fashioned canned or homemade chicken noodle or vegetable soup, or any warm, broth-y soup is really good for coughs, as well as sore throats. Also, cold ice cream in your favorite flavor (although doesn't provide long-term relief) can be very comforting and can temporarily soothe a scratchy throat.
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    For a runny nose, it's best to just keep a box of tissues and some hand sanitizer with you and let nature run its course, because naturally blowing snot out of your nose helps flush out any toxins or germs in your body. But if that's not an option for you, (for example, if it's mandatory for you to go to work, school, or make an appearance somewhere) try one or all of the following: drink lukewarm water mixed with some sea salt and fresh or bottled lemon, avoid cold beverages, try to make yourself sneeze, press hard below your nose (upper lip) for two minutes (and every 15 minutes after that).
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    If you have a low to medium fever, try taking a cool, short bath, wrapping your feet in rags soaked in minced onion and egg whites, or taping (medical or foam tape) a slice of fresh potato to both of your inner wrists and taking a nap.
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    Stay positive! Watch or read something funny, wear something colorful, or listen to some upbeat music, laughter is the best medicine!


  • 'super simple honey brew for colds': mix 1 c. of piping hot water with 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey to taste, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Stir well, and enjoy a soothed throat. Optional: add a sprig or two of fresh mint for a nice scent and for extra relief.
  • Comfy, beat up, favorite, or worn-out clothes can do wonders for the body and soul!
  • Hot soups and beverages can make almost any throat ailment lessen or dissipate completely.
  • Get as much rest as possible! REST, REST, REST!!
  • Wash your hands often, and stay very clean, cleanliness helps you heal faster, and keeps you from feeling so crummy.


  • If you have a fever above 103 °F (39 °C), you need to seek medical attention
  • You should also seek medical attention if you can't hold down water any longer than 12 to 16 hours.
  • Be careful handling anything hot, to include soup, hot water, and tea!
  • Make sure to dispose of any used tissues appropriately and promptly, you don't want to spread anything to friends or family members!

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Categories: Colds and Viruses