The Doctor-Approved Home Remedy That Actually Fights Colds

Doctor Approved Home Remedy That Actually Fights Colds

If you’re starting to get sick, you need this home remedy that will actually fight a cold.   You won’t find this remedy on the shelves of Walgreens. Nope. You’ll find it in your kitchen.

My family knows that when they come to me complaining of a stuffy nose, sore throat or cough I am going to tell them one thing:

Gargle with salt water.

Studies have shown that dissolving 1/2 teaspoon salt in an 8 oz glass of warm water and gargling 3 times per day soothes inflamed tissues in the throat. It also loosens mucus which helps flush out allergens and bacterias. No pharmaceutical has come up with a product that fights a common cold better.

When your family comes down with a cold, hit the kitchen cabinets and avoid any over-the-counter medication side effects.

Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite home remedy for the common cold?

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  1. My mom used to make me gargle with that stuff. I hated it, but it helped:)

  2. Anne, My girls hate to gargle with salt water too. 🙂 I still make them do it. Thanks for commenting, Andrea

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