While cold and flu symptoms will usually subside on their own, they are uncomfortable and interfere with daily life. Nobody enjoys a runny nose, a sore throat, headaches, coughing, and body aches. One important way to recover from these illnesses is to get good quality sleep, which isn’t easy when you feel lousy. Ten grams of honey before bed will help to alleviate a cough and promote sound sleep. Taking a quality form of vitamin C will support the immune system and help to alleviate respiratory infections. Hot water or tea with a bit of honey can ease the pain of a sore throat and reduce annoying phlegm.
- Flu symptoms appear more quickly than those of the common cold, and they are more severe.
- Honey contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and also serves as a cough suppressant.
- Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, which helps relieve upper respiratory infections and boosts immunity.
“Whether you have a cold or flu, symptoms can be relieved by a simple home remedy – in the form of hot water with lemon and honey.”