What do you do when cold season strikes?
When you’re feeling under the weather, sometimes all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a fluffy duvet, a bowl of hot soup and a soothing cup of tea. But those aren’t the only solutions to coping with cold and flu. From supplements to homemade remedies from the kitchen cupboard, we’ll try just about anything to kick sickness to the curb.
We asked our readers to share their go-to home remedies for colds and flu. Here are some of the tips submitted to Best Health via Twitter and Facebook. Have some great advice of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!
Try a cold-busting drink recipe
Not a fan of tea? Facebook user Brenda Farrell suggests this soothing substitute: “Honey in hot water, add freshly squeezed lemon juice and drink slowly-and often!”
Also on Facebook, Kamelia Rahmatzadeh suggests: “A hot organic honey, ginger, lemon, zinc, vitamin D (1000 IUs per serving), vitamin C, lemon balm, elderberry and echinacea drink. Is it ever delicious!”
Add a dash of healthy herbs
“For an unsettled stomach, take a teaspoon of ground, powdered ajwain seeds. Don’t chew it because it burns, just pop it in the mouth and wash it down with some water,” says Facebook user Naveen A. Grewal. “Works every time!”
Another popular remedy in the Best Health online community is oil of oregano. Facebook user Jill Taylor and Twitter follower @JessicaSquibb both suggest this remedy-which is used for preventing colds as well as treating them.