In this era of western medicine, you are not only burdened with diseases but also burdened with toxic chemicals of western medicines. You can find easily find many side effects of every western medicine you take. Even though there are many silent side effects. For instance, there are many western medicines which upon consumption, damage your liver very slowly in the long run. So, many people in this era of technology, choosing natural remedies. In fact, there are some natural remedies which are not only good for your health but also for the environment. Western medicines are also harmful for the environment during its production. That is why you can find that there are strict regulations upon pharmacological companies by the governments.
Here are some ways to get zero waste cold remedy from natural ingredients. In fact you can get the ingredients from your home kitchen and you do not have to spend a lot of money to buy them from shops, like western medicines.
Honey and ginger
For this, you can easily get some honey and warm water. Mix the honey and water and drink it thrice in one day. Try this out for few days and see the amazing result. To make it more stronger, you can add ginger while boiling the water. Another extraordinary recipe for cough syrup is this. Chop some ginger into very small pieces and drop them in water. Now boil the water and make it a little hotter. Now add turmeric and honey and dissolve them properly in water. Keep it for 20 minutes. Then you can take it as cough syrup. If this doesn’t work for you with sufficient effect then you can go for more bigger treatment. You can take some honey and heat it very slowly with low fumes or heat until its fluidity increases. Then you should add some cloves, saffron, pepper and should keep in a pot. Then add some turmeric, ginger and lemon. Take the whole mixture and mix with ginger tea and drink. It is one of the ultimatum for sore throat and cough. Until your cough goes away, you can drink it.
It’s another zero waste cold remedy and it’s completely natural. It is very good for cold and flu and sore throat. You need two to three tomatoes, a cup of water, a little amount of crushed garlic and lemon. Now you need a blender. You need to blend the tomatoes and water together and just have to make it warm (do not boil it). Now add the lemon into it and the crushed garlic and pour it in a mug and drink it up. Many people add olive oil also.
Basil leaf tea
Often there is a headache while you catch cold. In this case, you can drink basil leaf tea or simply basil tea. Take 5 to 8 basil leaves and take some water. Boil the water. Put the basil leaves into hot water and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes. You can drink it now. You can also add honey for giving a light sweet taste.
These are some basic things you can do without much labor. You can simply do some breathing in and out exercise. You can make hot steamy water and put it in a jar or pot. Now breathe in the steam that is coming from the water. You can also gargle with warm water mixed with a moderate amount of salt. Keep yourself safe from polluting the environment, take rest, sleep more if you have a fever and the common cold. Keep yourself warm with blankets. You can also make hot water and put your legs into it for 15 to 30 minutes to bring fever down.
In a nutshell, these are some ways towards natural zero waste cold remedy. These are very safe and very economic. Even in this era of western medicine, many people all over the world still prefer these ways to get themselves treated. You can easily try these out!