Zinc Or Turmeric
Zinc lozenges and tablets are very popular and an effective way to fight off a cold. It can help boost your immune system and prevent lower respiratory infections. Take at least 80 milligrams a day until you notice the symptoms go away. Turmeric contains curcumin which is anti-inflammatory and can stop viruses from getting worse. Take 1,000 milligrams of turmeric until you feel better. Both of these can be found in the natural supplements aisle at many drugstores.
Getting plenty of sleep can help your immune system perform better. Make sure you’re sleeping at least 7-8 hours every night that way your immune system has all the energy it needs to fight off a cold.
Sweat it Out
Going for a 30 to 60-minute cardio workout can help you break out in a sweat and help you kill viruses. Most cold viruses survive in temperatures around 98.6 degrees, which is why when you get a fever, this is simply your immune system fighting off and killing a virus with heat. A workout is only good if you don’t have a fever, if you have problems breathing or a fever, then skip the workout and keep hydrated.
Tea is great when you’re sick with a cold or the flu and it’s encouraged to have tea as often as you want because it is packed with antioxidants. Cinnamon hot tea with lemon is a crowd favorite because it helps soothe a sore throat and keeps you hydrated. Black tea helps chase away the chills and helps fight viruses too. Adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to hot water and lemon juice and honey helps create an alkaline environment that helps kill bacteria and viruses.