Feeling under the weather is never fun, and sometimes it can take weeks to feel better.
But as cold and flu season approaches quickly, experts with Healthline say there are a few home remedies that may help you feel back to normal.
If you have a sore throat, experts say ginger, honey and gargling salt water can help. Putting a few slices of raw ginger root in boiling water may help soothe a cough or sore throat. Research also suggests ginger can help if you feel nauseous. As for honey, drinking it with tea and a lemon can help soothe a sore throat. It also can suppress a bad cough and reduce cold symptoms.
If you want to strengthen your immune system, try taking Vitamin C and probiotic supplements. Limes, oranges, lemons and vegetables are a great source of Vitamin C. Probiotics are good bacteria that’s naturally found in your body. It helps to keep your gut and immune system healthy. Both Vitamin C and probiotics can also help with upper respiratory infections.
For congestion, try a humidifier. The flu is said to spread faster in dry environments, so more humidity in your home may reduce your exposure to flu-like viruses.