How to Effectively Treat Common Cough and Colds: 5 Natural Ways

How do you treat the common cough and colds especially during this pandemic? Here are five natural cough and cold treatments that will work for you.

It is bothering if you’re in a state of a petty discomfort or you catch a common cough. It may lead to a sudden sharp-expulsion in your throat and colds, flu or, most unfavorably, if you capture among the thousands of fresh cases and be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.

You or someone in the family may be diagnosed at the hospital with Omicron Covid-19 virus. This may be so only if the patient exhibits and shows the symptoms of common cough and colds, loose bowel movement (LBM) for more than thrice in a day, flu, running nose, body pains, loss of tastebuds, etc. this pandemic crisis.

Indeed, it comes with a commanding high price because of the intrinsic worth to be affected with the disease and have COVID at this time of the pandemic. You can’t fully perform your work and duties when you get lots of deadlines to meet, insurmountable business meetings every day, endless series of training and conferences, kids and home, and a lot more on top of getting sick.

You just can’t manage and bear with no serious detriment to be in ill-health during this COVID-19 pandemic and convey or transmit the causing agent of an infectious disease to any of your family at home. This will be dreadfully obscure and vehemently alarming for the entire family.

Thus, you try to discover by studying other preventive measures or effective techniques to attain a balanced life and healthy diet. You find ways that are wholly beneficial to one’s physical and emotional state that will be associated with good health for everyone in the family, especially this pandemic.

You discover helpful, efficient solutions or processes of solving a concern to a more helpful, effective, better healthier you and your entire family. You find efficient solutions producing desired favorable effects to combat COVID-19 and beat the driving impact and force of COVID-19 virus successfully the natural way. Marked by a successful well-being, you can then enjoy a vigorous life for everyone in the family.

Yeah—you heard and can perceive it right. You read and can learn the nature and can comprehend it right. Perhaps to put forth a determined effort and be on the winning, winsome team for yourself and your dear family and win the race.

If you’re entirely feeling well—Great, and there are preventive measures so as you don’t get any ailment. Simply inculcate in your daily diet the following:

  1. any of the Fresh Fruit and Veggies in your house and garden.
  2. 1 Calamansi juice a day (or you may opt for any fresh fruit rich in Vitamin C like the pineapple, guava, grapes, mixed berries, or soursop, iba or tree cucumber, sampaloc, or tamarind, pomelo, lemon, green mandarin, or oranges).
  3. Water Therapy with seven (7) to eight (8) glasses a day or more.
  4. Exercising at least once or twice a week if you have a hectic schedule, even for 30 minutes or more, will do you good.
  5. Pray as often as you can any hour of the day, every day.

5 Natural Cough and Cold Treatments

Natural cough and cold treatments work best for your family.

Shortly after you acquire a common cough and colds—you may immediately implement to proceed along the fundamental guides below that act as cough and cold treatments.

Water Therapy

It’s no secret that 60%-65% of water comprises the human body. Whatever activities you have, even if you’re simply sitting, or typing on your office computer, or you’re exercising—your body is still constantly regulating the needed temperature thru body sweating. Hence, water is quite imperative for maintaining a balanced hydration in your body.

Since the brain comprises 70% water, drinking it wholly helps you to think better, and to focus better. So give yourself a healthy mental boost, simply by skipping the cup of coffee and instead drink some tap water. Drink a lot of tap water if you sweat more than usual.

Let your child drink lots of water too in a day as kids have a lot of physical activities, say 1/2 cup of water per hour would be essential. Please refer to my article on “Psychological Elements on Raising Temperamental Kids” and “What 5 Sources of Nutrients Does Our Body Needs?”

Take Garlic

Take a garlic a day. It contains fundamental compounds with medicinal properties. Scientists now discovered that most of its benefits comes from its sulfur compounds that formed upon chewing or chopping a fresh garlic clove. An intake of the garlic extract reduces the number of days you get sick with cold or flu by 63% because of its antibacterial properties, rich in Vit C, Vit B6 and manganese.

You may eat the sliced or chopped fresh garlic along with any fried or grilled dish, or mildly cooked as condiments with daily meals. Do not overcook garlic to get its antibacterial properties.

Take Calamansi (Citrofortunella microcarpa) Juice

Have daily calamansi juice for lunch and dinner. The juice reduces fatigue and stress because of its richness in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium, iron, potassium, fiber, and protein. Its Vitamin C content increases white blood cell counts, while its huge antioxidant compound fights diseases. The white blood cells highly protect you from infectious diseases and any harmful substance that can make your body sick. This is used as home remedy to eliminate phlegm and mucus in your throat and respiratory tract.

Pomelo Fruit has the same effective compounds as calamansi Juice. Pomelo, in fact, is one of the best of the cough and cold treatments aside from its anti-asthmatic effect.

Hot Soup Daily

Hot soup is one of the excellent cough and cold treatments.

Hot soup daily. Soup has healing properties and has vitamins and minerals. Hot soups are used to help people to recover right away from illness. The foods veggies soup are rich in fiber cure constipation etc. as they provide necessary liquid and nutrients for a healthy balanced body.

Raw vegetables are good, but you can be exposed to diseases caused by bacteria and fertilizers. Vegetables should be cleansed and washed, cooking them in soup, however, adds extra protection.

Pray Always

PRAY, learn and experience the unconditional love of Jesus for you and your family. You didn’t just pop up on earth for nothing—instead your life has a purpose and a meaning. A dose of a daily direct prayer to God Almighty helps you feel God’s love for you and brings feelings of calm and joy to your heart.

God is not looking for an eloquent prayer or a memorize prayer, but He wants you to simply pray to Him alone directly (1 John 5:15). And if we know He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.

Additional Tips

Grow it yourself. Gardening gives people opportunities to grow and eat their own healthy veggies with no harmful fertilizer. So it is much safer and healthier for the kids and family.

Grow Your Own Fruits

You can grow your own pineapple (Ananas comosus), guava (Psidium guajava), Asian pomelo (Citrus maxima), lemon (citrus limon), Asian mandarin (Citrus reticulata), oranges (Citrus sinensis), tangerine from Morocco (Citrus tangerina), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), papaya or pawpaw (Carica papaya), iba (Averrhoa abtusangulata stokes), guyabano or soursop (Annona muricata), Philippines calamansi (Citrus microcarpa), tamarind (Tamarindus indica) in a big pot on your balcony, terrace or garden. Growing your own plants and fruits, especially if you have sickly kids, is highly beneficial.

Grow Your Own Herbs and Spices

You can grow your own herbs and spices in your own kitchen in small pots e.g. basil, parsley, ginger, onion, celery, lemon grass (tanglad), green bell pepper, red bell pepper, thyme, turmeric, cayenne, chili, dandelion, rosemary, myrtle, lavender, chamomile, etc. These herbs and spices can be essentially used as ornamental plants, kitchen condiments, morning tea, medicinal herbs and even serves as insect repellant for your kitchen, which is good for your kids.

Bible Verses

  1. (Romans 12: 12) Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
  2. (1Chronicles 16: 11) Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.
  3. (Luke 18: 1) Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them they should always pray and not give up.
  4. (2 Chronicles 7: 14) If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will hear their land.


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