The cold and flu season is upon us again. We Can Live Green has blogged about homeopathic remedies for coughs and colds here, here, here and here. (Yes, we blog about coughs and colds a lot!) We wanted to add a few more suggestions to our list of homeopathic remedies for coughs and colds. You can never have too many ideas when it comes to trying to beat a cough or cold!
1. Humidifier – A humidifier is cheap, easy to use and will pay dividends when it comes to getting over a cough quickly. The water vapor helps you or your loved one breathe easier. It also helps reduce coughing. It also just feels good to breathe in some moist air when your air passages are inflamed!
2. Warm steam shower – Turn the shower on hot, close the door, and read a book while the bathroom steams up. Give it at least 10 minutes. Your airways will respond immediately. If you don’t have a shower, use the bathtub or even the faucet!
3. If the cough is dry – open the freezer and breathe in the cool, humid air. Doing this is particularly helpful for a dry cough as it helps reduce the swelling in the airways and makes breathing easier. Coughing is also significantly reduced.
4. Honey and lemon cough syrup – This recipe is easy! 1 Tbsp lemon, 2 Tbsp honey, 1/2 cup warm water. Stir honey and lemon into warm water. Enjoy! The lemon has loads of vitamin C and helps cut congestion. The honey helps soothe the throat. Brilliant! (Don’t feed honey to anyone under the age of 18 months old.)
At We Can Live Green, when someone is sick, we have our little ‘cough/cold routine’. The ‘cough/cold routine’ includes everything we’ve blogged about in our cough and cold posts. And, at We Can Live Green, we just keep repeating the cough and cold routine, day in and day out, until there are no more sniffles and coughs to be found. The ‘routine’ may not eliminate colds, but it certainly helps reduce the severity and duration of the illness. We’ll take that!
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