Do you have a cold you can’t fight off? The unusual but effective natural remedies below just might do the trick. Give it a try!
1. Wearing Wet Socks
Wearing wet and cold socks when you go to bed will have immune-enhancing effects on your body, which will relieve congestion. Upon waking up the next morning, your feet will feel toasty and warm and your cold will be gone.
To do this, soak a pair of socks in cold water, out them on your feet and then cover them with a pair of thermal and wool socks. Keep your feet in warm blanket upon going to bed.
2. Listening to Jazz Music
Research have proven that listening to jazz music for about 30 minutes can boosts your levels of Immunoglobulin A (IgA), a protein that is important in depending against infection. IgA can be found in the lining of the nose, throat, mouth and other areas of the body. It is an antibody, that help prevents bacteria, virus and other microorganism infection
The research shows that soft rock music and choral music, also have a similar effect.
Chocolate is proven to be an effective cold remedy. This is because chocolate contains theobromine, which suppresses that particular nerve activity that causes cough.
But remember that this only applies to dark chocolate, because sugar is thought to weaken immunity.
Exercising when you have a cold is difficult, but not impossible. Moderate exercise will do, as it will can help reduce the risks of infection and will have anti-inflammatory effects on your system.
However, avoid doing high-intensity exercises, as this will weaken your immune system. Mild and moderate exercise is the best.
5. Raw Onion
Onions are also proven to be very effective against cold. They are known to be antimicrobial agents in their raw form. This is because it contains sulfur, which is great for immune detoxification and responsiveness.
You can use raw onions in a homemade cough syrup or add it in vegetable or chicken broth.
6. Drinking Coconut Water
Hydrating is very important when you have the colds, most especially if you also have a fever. Achieving proper hydration requires electrolytes to balance out the blood chemistry. Coconut water is a good source of electrolytes.
7. Eating Oyster
Oysters are loaded with immunity-boosting zinc, that makes them the perfect candidate for fighting colds. It also contains zinc, which is important in fighting viruses and bacteria.
So the next time you feel a cold coming on, forget the over-the-counter medicines and try these unusual remedies.