Things to do and foods to eat in beating seasonal cold and flu in winter months, according to expert

React in time and get over a cold quickly with natural remedies

1. Inhalation

The first thing you need to do is a home inhalation. If you do not have an inhaler, you will achieve the same effect if you fill a deep bowl with hot water and add one to two drops of eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil to it. Cover your head with a towel to retain the steam. Inhale it at intervals of five minutes.

2. Apply balm under the nose

Menthol, eucalyptus and camphor open the nasal passages and help to regenerate the skin that is irritated by constant blowing of the nose. You can also put another pillow under your head at night, because that way you will allow the accumulated secretion to come out of the nose more easily, and not flow down the throat.

Gargling the throat

This is very important because it replenishes the moisture in the sore throat. Dissolve a spoonful of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse your throat with that solution four times a day. To reduce scratching and hoarseness, drink tea that contains tannins that tighten the membrane.

Strengthen immunity with food

You can protect yourself from colds and flu without a vaccine. The immune system is strengthened by vitamins B6, B12, C, E, folic acid, iron and zinc. Eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep will help you fend off flu and colds.

Red and white onions help cure bronchitis and other infections. Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

Black and green tea they contain catechin, an ingredient that is a natural antibiotic and prevents diarrhea.

Cranberry prevents bacteria from invading the bladder and urinary tract.

The pepper is full of vitamin C.

The carrot is rich in beta carotene.

The basil reduces the headache that occurs as a result of a cold.

Chili peppers due to anger, they open the sinuses, help dissolve the mucus in the lungs and increase sweating.

Wren it also helps dissolve mucus in the airways.

Blueberry it is good against diarrhea, it works like aspirin because it can lower the temperature and ease the pain.

The rice works against diarrhea.

The banana it will calm a nervous stomach.

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