As the seasons shift and change, sickness can come with it. This time of year my family and I are either getting sick or our allergies are acting up. It can be anything from a sore throat to a constant cough. I wanted to try something different in addition to taking the over-the-counter medication, which is why I decided to come up with some homemade remedies of my own using everyday products I have around the house. Keep those germs and allergies at bay with these 4 useful tips using everyday natural remedies to help you feel better soon!
The warm Jell-O® mixture is a delicious way to soothe sore throats. Prepare the mixture according to the directions on the box, but skip putting it in the fridge to cool! Drink warm for relief.
Warmed milk mixed with honey is a great pre-bed drink for dry coughs as it coats the throat better than honey alone. However, if you have a wet cough, milk should be avoided as it has the potential to create more mucus.
The antiviral and anti-fungal properties of garlic make it a well-known natural remedy for nasal congestion. Boil garlic in water then sip the garlic-infused water throughout the day. Eat it raw if you can tolerate it or add to your favorite chicken soup recipe for relief.
Cold, wet, vinegar-soaked socks can help relieve a fever by drawing the blood to the feet. Soak your feet in hot water first for maximum effect.
Have a friend, family member, or co-worker who is feeling under the weather? Give them a get well gift mug!