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Fight the Common Cold with These Five Home Remedies

Are you a sneezing, coughing, headachy mess? We’ve all been there. The common cold is, as its name implies, common. These little bouts of sickness come around to most people a couple of times a year. Colds are essentially small viruses that affect the upper respiratory system. There is no known cure, but there are plenty of ways to quicken healing and relieve those yucky symptoms.


    1. Make Honey Lemon Tea. Fill a mug with hot water. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the mug, add one tablespoon of fresh honey, and stir the ingredients together. Drink when the liquid comes to a drinkable temperature, but is still warm. The warmness of the lemon honey water will sooth your throat and cut through any uncomfortable mucus. The lemon provides vitamin C, which your body needs in order to heal itself quicker, and the honey comes in as a natural cough suppressant. This is also a great way to get more fluids into your body, while strengthening your immune system. Prepare this tea several times a day throughout your sickness.