A favourite among herbal fans for relieving symptoms of a whole host of issues and is renowned for giving the immune a good boost. A recent study claimed that taking the supplement can reduce the length of colds by an average of 1.4 days, which is certainly better than nothing. Make sure you consult your GP before taking any herbal supplements.
This may seem like an old wives tale but actually inhaling the steam from a hot bowl of soup can help to ease nasal congestion whilst eating it can help to avoid dehydration. Research has also suggested that Granny’s favourite remedy has some anti-inflammatory properties!
Gargling warm whisky is an age old remedy for cold, flu and sore throats but if you can’t stomach the hard stuff alone then make a cup of herbal tea, add a teaspoon of honey, a small measure of whisky and a dash of lemon. This magic mix will help to ease any congestion, will soothe a sore throat and unsurprisingly will help you off to sleep.
This is a traditional remedy which is thought to work well because it breaks up the mucus in the breathing passages. Try grating or grounding some horseradish into a glass of water, adding honey to take the edge of if you wish, then gargle.