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There is no secret winter often comes fast and hits hard in terms of health. While traditional medicine can help in some instances, loading up on meds can be both disruptive and overstimulating to your body. Decongestants often make sleep difficult while cold medication can drain your energy and leave you lying in bed. Not to mention, mixing medications can prove to be extremely dangerous. However, there is no need to worry. This article will walk you through proven natural cold remedies that work fast without the artificial side effects of medicine.

Hydrate

Even when you do not feel thirsty, your body still requires water. Simply by elevating your water intake will help flush and thin mucus, ridding it from your system faster. With that said, not all liquids are created equal when it comes to fighting a cold. Liquids like juice, broth, and non-caffeinated tea can do a great job in keeping you hydrated. On the other hand, drinks like caffeinated sodas, coffee, and alcohol can actually be detrimental to your recovering body. The recommended drinks will help to relieve a congested nose through hydration while the cautionary drinks can dry out the nose, making it more susceptible to bacterial infections.

Honey

You may have heard of this trick before, and for good reason. With colds, congestion not only in the nose but also in the chest is typically a leading symptom. This congestion manifests itself in your body through frequent and troubling coughing. Due to the antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of honey, this sweet trick proves to be a great natural way to lessen the consistency and intensity of your cough. In addition to relieving chest congestion, honey can also soothe a sore throat. There are a variety of ways to incorporate the honey remedy in your recovery, here are a couple favorites. Serving honey with hot tea, caffeine free, of course, can help relieve congestion while opening and flushing your nasal passages. Another method is to simply consume two tablespoons of that sweet honey before you go to bed, way better than swallowing cough syrup.

Warm Shower

Dry nasal passages provide a thriving environment for the nasty cold virus. Often in the winter months, the combination of dry indoor air with the cold outdoor air creates a perfect breeding grounds for the cold season. A quick and relieving solution to counter this environment is to hop right into a warm shower. The steam of the shower is a natural decongestant that works to moisturize and open up your dry nose. If you want to take it to the next level, adding a humidifier can elevate the moisture in the air, keeping your body from drying out.

Chicken Soup

Sipping chicken soup has been a staple of natural cold remedies due to its combination of nutrient-rich ingredients and ability to protect against inflammatory compounds. Through calming the inflammation produced by the viral infection, the chicken soup actually helps you breathe more easily. Furthermore, like with the other recommended liquids, thin mucus and congestion is being broken up by the hydration of the warm broth.

So, there are four great tips that you can start right now at home. Keep your health a priority and enjoy the wonders of these natural cold remedies that work fast—and feel better!

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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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