6 Home Remedies For The Cold That Actually Work

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Looking for home remedies for the cold that actually work? Here are our scientifically proven 6 most effective sick remedies…

We all have home remedies that we swear by. I mean, nothing feels better than a hot bowl of chicken soup, right ?

1- Nutrient rich food:

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

Well, it turns out that it may actually have an anti-inflammatory impact, as it prevents neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, from moving. And by slowing down the movement of neutrophils, it prevents the cells congregating in the lung area, relieving congestion.

But you may have also heard the expression ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ – so should you only eat soup…sometimes? It turns out this is only half true. In both cases you should actually be eating nutrient rich food, which gives your body the energy to heal itself,and increases something called gamma interferon – which is essential for your immunity against both viral and bacterial infections.

Nutrient Rich Food

Nutrient Rich Food

2- An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away

Well…to a degree! 100 grams of apple contain the same antioxidant power as 150 mg of vitamin C, which has been shown to inhibit the growth of both liver and colon cancerous tumours. Their peels, which are rich in flavonoids are also known to reduce the risk of getting coronary heart disease. So while it may be associated with less visits to the doctor, and as a preventative medicine for your overall health, it’s impact on the common cold is still debated.

You can also try some  Apple Cider Vinegar for some awesome Health and Beauty benefits.

3- So what about just taking lots of Vitamin C, whether in the form of lemons, other foods, or pills?

Yellow_lemons

Lemons

It turns out, in a double blind study, it didn’t reduce the incidence of the common cold. However, it did significantly reduce the length of colds. This may be due to the increased growth in T Cells, which are white blood cells involved in your immune response, as well as an increased production of interferon, which causes virus-infected cells to ramp up their anti-viral defenses. That’s why Lemon water is such an amazing alternative to diet soda.

4- You’re in need of some immediate relief from a cough or sleeping difficulty from a respiratory infection ?

Honey

Honey

Honey has your back! Known for its antibacterial activity, It increases the release of inflammatory cytokines, which signal cells to repair themselves.

you can read more about :  The health benefits of honey and how to make the difference between fake and real honey.

5-What about garlic ?

Garlic

Garlic

Not only garlic can ward off vampires, but it’s been shown to decrease the length and severity of cold and flu symptoms. By increasing the growth of Gamma-Delta-T-Cells and Natural-Killer cells, it’s able to pick up on invading pathogens and remove them more effectively.

6- Ever try Echinacea ?

Echinacea

Echinacea

It’s one of the most popular herbal supplements, and for good reason. In a meta-analysis on 14 studies, Echinacea decreased the odds of developing a cold by 58% and reduced the length of colds by approximately one and a half days. It works as an anti-inflammatory and similar to other remedies, influences cytokine production in the body.

Want more effective home remedies?

Here is an awesome list  from BioHealthyLiving :

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