Home remedies for treating cold

In cold winter days sooner or later we start to search for a natural remedy that may help in the prevention of cold. Cold weather with variable temperature is one of the best friends of viruses. It is also very dangerous enemy of the throat and tonsils. Although tonsils play an important role in the body's defense against infection, a chronic inflammation of the throat may have a negative effect (in which children are especially vulnerable). If you ask yourself how to get rid of of the cold fast, than maybe you can find just what you need by using ingredients from the nature. Fortunately, there are very good teas and teas for gargling that may help in treating these infections. The most commonly used is chamomile, sage, black and white mallow, peppermint and milfoil. By reading this article you can find some of the home remedies for cold sores that may help you relieve the pain. 



Quince


The healing power of this fruit has been known since ancient times and the seeds are the most used part of quince in alternative medicine recipes. However, the healing power of leaf and fruit of quince is also confirmed. It contains pectin, several types of sugar, oil, malic acid, amygdaline, emulzin and tannins. It is mainly used as a cough medicine, for linings and against burns. Due to the tannin content herbalists are using quince as a mildly remedy against diarrhea, and a leaf is traditionally used for inflammation of the throat and tonsils.

quince for treating cold
Quince

Quince Tea for Gargling
  • 20 g quince leaf
  • 20 g apple leaf
  • 20 g mallow
  • 20 g tussilago
  • 20 g sage

Put one spoon of mixture into a glass and poor over 200 ml of boiling water. Cover it immediately. After two hours, strain and gargle several times during the day.



Blackberry


Blackberries are very healthy. The healing properties have fruit also as the leaf of blackberry. The dried leaves have tannins, flavones, organic acids, vitamin C and minerals. In the alternative medicine it is used for treating gastric problems, to strengthen immune system, improve digestion and excretion of water from the body, to heal colds and sore throats, to strengthen the gums and against the diarrhea. If you mix it with a leaf of raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries you can get a substitute for Chinese tea.

blackberry for treating cold
Blackberry

Blackberry Tea for Gargling
  • 25 g blackberry leaf
  • 25 g strawberries leaf
  • 25 g ribes leaf
  • 25 g raspberry leaf
In 200 ml of water, add a tablespoon of this mixture and cook for five minutes. Remove from the heat and cover. Allow to cool slightly. While it is still warm, strain and gargle several times a day.
NOTE: The remaining amount of tea should be warmed before each use.

Alcea 

The dark purple and red flowers of this plant are collected until the end of autumn. Even dry flower contain a lot of tannins and color anthocyanic. Since the ancient times alcea is used as a cure for cough and for gargling in inflammation of mouth and throat.

alcea for treating cold
Alcea

Alcea Tea for Gargling
  • 20 g alcea flower
  • 20 g May rose flower
  • 20 g mallow
  • 20 g marshmallow
  • 20 g tussilago
Put in a glass a tablespoon of mixture of herbs and pour over 200 ml of boiling water. Cover the glass and let it stand for two hours, than strain. Gargle several times a day.
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