Everyone gets sick sometimes, its just a fact of life. We all experience colds, coughs, sore throats... and the first thing we are looking to do when these symptoms hit is to make them stop as soon as possible.
Most of us go out and buy cold medicine or see the doctor for a prescription. While in many cases these are very viable options, and sometimes seeing the doctor is absolutely necessary, there has been a recent shift in where natural cough and cold remedies have been given specific attention. While many of these were once considered to be folk remedies or old wives tales, modern medicine has been demonstrating that some of these treatments are valid.
While each culture has its own favored treatment, in each culture the use of various herbs have endured as treatment due to its effectiveness. Herbs that are commonly used in the treatment of cough and sore throat include turmeric, licorice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, chamomile, peppermint, and garlic. The good news is that the majority of these can be brewed into a tea, which carries the added benefits of heat (good for congestion and sore throat) and hydration.
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