Winter is here, bringing with it congested noses, sore throats, fevers, inflammations and, of course – the flu. Modern medicine offers a variety of cures for each disease, but I believe that it’s worth trying good old home remedies before you start pumping your kids full of drugs. This article will teach you 11 classic home remedies that have proven their efficacy for many generations.
The most common winter issue for children and adults is a congested nose. Luckily, it can be treated naturally, quickly and effectively:
Phlegm tends to travel down our throats and make it hard to breath, prompting bouts of coughing. The solution is a very old, but highly effective one:
|3. Sore throat|
A sore throat is a sign that harmful bacteria are starting to colonize it. The remedy for it is as simple as it is effective:
Phlegm and bacteria cause irritation in the throat, causing us to cough all the time. The following remedy lubricates the throat, easing he cough.
|5. Dry cough|
A dry cough is one that is not related to phlegm or other obstructing fluids in the respiratory system. This type of cough may indicate other ailments.
Every year, winter brings with it an epidemic of the flu. I feel that the best treatment for the flu is the historically proven remedy:
|7. Fever reduction|
As you become ill, your body tends to raise its core temperature in-order to slow down the disease, but the fever often does more harm than good.
|8. Throat inflammation|
Similarly to a fever, an inflammation is one of the body’s defense mechanisms against various contaminants. To treat it, try this old remedy:
|9. Ear infections|
Ear infections are quite common in wintertime, and is considered to be one of the most painful ailments there is, and in particular for children experiencing it for the first time.
|10. Sinus infection|
A sinus infection is an infection of the sinuses, which are cavities in the skull. It usually is the result of an untreated previous infection.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucus membranes of the bronchi (the tubes that regulate airflow into your lungs.