There are many different recipes that can be helpful against the common cold. Here are a few ideas:
Homemade chicken soup
This classic remedy can help alleviate congestion and soothe a sore throat. To make it, simmer chicken, vegetables (such as carrots, onions, and celery), and herbs (such as thyme and parsley) in a pot of water until the chicken is cooked through.
Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce congestion and soothe a sore throat. To make ginger tea, slice a piece of fresh ginger and steep it in hot water for a few minutes. Add honey and lemon for extra flavor and cold-fighting benefits.
Turmeric is a spice with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help boost the immune system. To make a turmeric latte, heat up some milk and stir in a teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of black pepper (which helps the body absorb the turmeric). You can also add a sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavor.
Garlic has natural antimicrobial properties and may help boost the immune system. To incorporate more garlic into your diet, try adding it to soups, sauces, and roasted vegetables.
Vitamin C-rich foods
Foods high in vitamin C, such as oranges, strawberries, and kale, may help support the immune system. Try adding them to your diet when you’re feeling under the weather.
Remember to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest as well. These remedies can help alleviate symptoms, but they won’t cure a cold. The best way to get over a cold is to let it run its course and let your body’s immune system do its job.