Natural Cures for the Common Cold

When you have a bad cold, going through packages of lozenges and boxes of tissues may still leave you feeling defenseless. But Dr. Oz has some secret weapons for your arsenal. Learn simple, natural ways to attack and finally beat the common cold.

Natural Cures for the Common Cold

Having a cold blankets your entire day under a heavy coat of misery. Colds are caused by virus, and unfortunately, can’t be treated with antibiotics. Fortunately, there are other ways to treat your symptoms. Pick up these natural cures and knock out your cold. 

Cures for ColdSaline Nasal Spray for Nasal Congestion


Saline nasal spray combats stuffiness and congestion by adding moisture to your nasal passages. It also removes bacteria from your nose. Unlike decongestants, saline drops won’t cause a rebound effect, where all the symptoms return as soon as you stop using it – its benefits will keep your nose (and head) refreshingly clear.  

Cures for ColdLicorice Tea for a Sore Throat

Hot liquids always provide relief for sore throats, but this tea contains therapeutic compounds that soothe soreness. It also helps to prevent dehydration. 

Cures for ColdSage Extract to Get Rid of a Cough

Sage extract works as an expectorant, which helps your body move mucus from your respiratory tract and helps to calm your cough. As a good alternative to an over-the-counter expectorant, try a drop of sage in tea or hot water.  

Cures for ColdElderberry Juice to Boost Your Immunity

Elderberry is an herb used to fight colds. It contains vitamin C to help strengthen your immune system.  

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