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10 Natural Remedies for the Common Cold…And Yes, They Really Work! [CC Faves]


There is only so much that the “magic white pill” (prescription drugs) can do. I know it’s shocking, but sometimes it’s the truth, especially when it comes to the common cold. There aren’t too many “white pills” to fight colds, and even if there were, I try to stay away from pills because of bad experiences with side affects! I usually go with the true and tested method to fight off any medical ailment, sleep. However, let’s be honest, the amount of sleep you need to really get better is not a realistic expectation for our busy lives

It can be a pain/embarrassing when you have to carry around boxes of tissues and blow your nose every five minutes in class with everyone, including your professor, staring at you like you are some sort of disease waiting to be spread! When I get a cold, I also sound like a man with a very unattractive voice and the single greatest pleasure of my life, food, no longer tastes the same way…I know #firstworldproblems.

The golden question still remains: What else can we do to get rid of this nasty, soul-crunching, morale-killing cold? Have no fear. I recently took a medicinal plants class in which I discovered that most of these herbal remedies can treat colds effectively. Browse through the remedies, give them a try, and tell me if they worked! If you have a cold, I wish you a speedy recovery!

This post was originally written by Shanthi.

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