Three Home Remedies for Colds/Sore Throats

Cold weather is here and it means we become prone to colds, stuffy noses and sore throats! If Salt water gargles and steam baths aren't doing it for you, then here three new home remedies to try: 

 

1. Sage. Steep some dried sage in a mug of warm water, or sprinkle it into your next bowl of chicken soup. Sage helps combat inflammation and has been used for centuries to physical discomforts of all sorts. 

 

                                                                            

 

 

2. Tea. A classic remedy, teas of many types — especially caffeinated — can reduce pain and can help your body's response to combating infections. 

 

                                                                                

 

3. Ginger. That gnarly-type of root of a vegetable may look a bit off in the grocery store, but it's actually packed with anti-inflammatory properties that can calm irritation and many cold symptoms.