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The common cold is a very common illness that affects the nose and throat. It’s most often caused by viruses, and it can be difficult to avoid in winter months when germs are more likely to spread.

It’s All in Your Hygiene                                                                                                                  

The best way to protect oneself against the cold is by maintaining good hygiene. Fortunately, there are some natural remedies that can help relieve some of the discomfort and symptoms associated with a cold as well.

Why Do We Get Colds?

Colds are usually caused by the rhinovirus. Luckily, it’s possible to prevent most colds with good hygiene practices. But what do you do if you still find yourself feeling under the weather?

There are many natural remedies that can help relieve some of the discomfort and symptoms associated with a cold, including ones mentioned below:

  • Gargling salt water (1/4 teaspoon salt dissolved in a cup of warm water) twice a day for pain relief
  • Sipping apple cider vinegar mixed with honey or lemon juice for sore throat relief
  • Drinking ginger tea for nausea and vomiting relief
  • Eating onion soup for congestion relief
  • Eating garlic for faster healing time