Still looking for a cold remedies?
It just seems like perfect timing, doesn't it? With a runny nose, horrible cough, and a sore throat that makes even a simple sentence impossible to speak; it's obvious that you have a cold. At this point, the only option seems to be a cold remedy that is too expensive for what the final outcome will be. This cannot be fair, but neither is life so you choose to accept it. The bad news is that there hasn't been anything invented to cure the common cold. However, the good news is there are other natural cold remedies that are just as good, (if not better) and much cheaper.
Once again, this is where garlic becomes the star of the show. Sure, it makes a great ingredient when cooking a delicious meal; but, garlic has been used as a remedy for many ailments over the centuries. Simply said, garlic is an immune booster and the reality is that the immune system is the biggest defense against virus' and bacteria, such as the common cold. Garlic is made up of anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibiotics that fight bacteria plaguing the immune system. Most believe that the active ingredient in garlic, Allicin, is the primary reason for its positive results. Since allicin is a sulfuric compound largely made up of potent antibacterial affects, it explains why the belief exists. However, there has not been enough research to prove that garlic is able to cure a cold.
This doesn't mean it cannot serve as a cold remedy! The popular brands that are found on the market usually include an aspirin substitute and a drying agent to help curve the symptoms of a cold. This, in no shape or form, cures or assists the cold from ending sooner. Basically, these agents are used to help the symptoms subside for the duration of the illness. Instead of relying on a company, why not use home remedies that have been used prior to pharmaceuticals. There are many different ways to utilize garlic. It's as simple as eating 2-3 raw garlic cloves a day!
But, for those of you who are not in love with the taste of garlic, there are some subtle ways to ingest this antibiotic. First, by crushing and boiling garlic along with some honey to make tea; you are using the antioxidants that are released into the water to create a cold remedy. Add a squirt of lemon and it can become a bedtime enjoyment even when you're not feeling sick. If all else fails, there are herbal supplements such as Echinacea that use garlic as a main ingredient. Even taking garlic capsules can assist in healing a common cold. Either way, it is all herbal and a lot cheaper than buying a brand name promise. Regardless of the way you choose to intake garlic, using it is the best decision that you can make to preserve your health.