Bumpie Tip of the Week: Cure a Cold With Home Remedies!

Photo: Veer / The Bump
Photo: Veer / The Bump

This winter has been brutal! Like most of us, our Bumpies are looking for advice on kicking the common cold. Bumpies on our message boards share their personal advice for the perfect home remedy:

“I made a home remedy of onion, turmeric, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and ginger that tastes horrible but works great!” –HorseLover11*

“Saline spray up the nose to clear it out a bit. Black tea, honey and lemon for the throat.” — Noethla

“My acupuncturist recommended eating pears for chest congestion (an ancient Chinese medicine remedy). She said fresh or canned are both good.” — 2Redtulips

“My grandmother used to make me this: 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, one slice of lemon and honey in one cup of boiling water. I felt much better after drinking it (and ginger helps with nausea). Also for upper chest congestion, eucalyptus steam is the best.” — voplo

“Hot chocolate and cayenne pepper. “– Serenla

“I use a steamy shower and a netipot.” — hcorcoran

“In addition to drinking LOTS of fluids (including hot water with honey and lemon) and eating hot soups, I definitely recommend gargling with warm salt water multiple times per day.” — giggler25

*Some names have been changed.

How do you stay healthy during the winter months?

Plus, more from The Bump:

I’m Pregnant With a Cold — Is Baby at Risk?

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Cold Medicine Alternatives for Baby?