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6 Best Natural Cold Remedies: Embrace Organic Treatments Including Ginger, Garlic, Salt

It’s too easy to spend an arm and a leg at the pharmacy for the common cold. But some organic products could do just the trick to boost your health.

We’ve listed the best six all-natural remedies for when you’re feeling the winter weather.

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GINGER

Everyday Roots reported that ginger helps relieve congestion and pressure. The root has tons of healing benefits that you can reap by making a simple tea drink.Try adding cinnamon, lemon juice, or honey for added flavor and healing ingredients.

GARLIC

A recent study of 146 participants found that people who took a garlic supplement reported fewer cases of the common cold. Healthline reported that it could also reduce the severity of these symptoms.

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VITAMIN C

Fruits and vegetables including limes, oranges, grapefruits, and leafy greens contain tons of vitamin C. According to Healthline, vitamin C will boost your immune system, which will get you healthy quicker.

SALT

A 2005 study found that gargling salt water may prevent upper respiratory infections. Healthline reported that this simple concoction actually reduces and loosens mucus in the throat.

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HONEY

Honey has been shown to be as effective as the over-the-counter cough treatment dextromethorphan, Medical Daily previously reported. "If you're suffering from a cold or something going on in the throat or upper airways, getting on board with honey syrup will help fight infection and soothe membranes," Doctor Ariane Cometa told WebMd. 

CHOCOLATE

Cocoa contains a chemical called theobromine that can help the body fight off the symptoms of the common cold. A study presented at the British Thoracic Society's winter meetings in 2012 found that the cocoa chemical blocked the action of sensory nerves in those with a cold, according to Everyday Health, which will stop the cough reflex.

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