Common cold is an ailment that can affect us any time of the year. Not only is it a draining experience but the blocked passages can be quite painful! We’ve listed 9 remedies that can help you get rid of the cold naturally. Bookmark this post so that you can head to a speedy recover the next time you feel a bout of flu or cough coming on.
Remedy #1 – Keep yourself hydrated
You need to drink lots of fluids to get rid of the congestion. Opt for water at room temperature or orange juices. Not only will these keep your throat moist and help to break the congestion, but will also keep you hydrated. Drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water, fresh juices, soups and warm teas.
Remedy #2 – Inhalation works!
Hold your head over a pot of boiling water to ease the congestion. Add a few drops of Sushwasa essential oil to the water and inhale. Sushwasa oils are a combination of Camphor, Ginger, Basil, Eucalyptus leaf oil and Black pepper dried fruit oil. The calming aroma of this oil helps to release the congestion and allows you breathe easy.
Remedy #3 – Spread the aroma
Did you know that aromas have a wonderful way of healing you? Whether applied topically or diffused in the air, aromas have the power to heal you. Add a few drops of Sushwasa EO to the diffuser and let the aroma help relax you. You can also apply the Sushwasa roll on topically to let the oils work effectively.
Remedy #4 – Take adequate rest
When you keep yourself warm and take adequate rest it helps you get over the illness faster. When you rest your body directs all its energy to get you better because you are not consuming the energy in any other activity.
Remedy #5 – Gargle at least 4 times a day
When you gargle with warm salt water it helps to moist a sore throat and provides instant relief even if it is temporary. All you need to do is add half a teaspoon of salt in hot water and mix well. Let it cool to a temperature you can handle and gargle.
Remedy #6 – Drink hot liquids
Warm beverages are known to provide instant relief to a sore throat. Make a cup of hot herbal tea. Add some ginger and basil leaves and let it steep. Add tea leaves and milk and a bit of sugar and let the mixture boil. Strain and drink it hot to get relief from the sore throat.
Remedy #7- Sleep well
Try and sleep with an extra pillow below your head as it helps to relieve congested nasal passages. Use the Sushwasa spray mist to spread in the room and the pillows and the blankets so that you are also inhaling the healing oils that will help the process of de-congestion.
Remedy #8 – Decongest with a compress
It is important to decongest so that you can breathe freely. Make it a point to blow your nose often to get rid of the mucus. Use a soothing compress to decongest the sinus passage around the eyes and temples to induce deep relaxation or sleep. The Omved Breathe Easy Eye pillow has been designed according to the ancient Vedic tradition of moist warm/cold healing and it is filled with 100% premium flaxseed and a blend of dried flowers and essential oils like – Eucalyptus, Chamomile and Peppermint that helps to decongest and breathe easily.
Remedy #9 – Take a hot shower
A hot shower acts like an inhalation and moisturises the nasal passage and aids in de-congestion of the blocked passages. A warm shower also helps to relax the tired and sore muscles.
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