7 Natural Cold Remedies

7 natural cold remedies

7 Natural Cold Remedies

Cold season is in full effect and it seems like everyone has the sniffles. When you catch a cold, what do you reach for when you need some relief? If you don’t feel comfortable taking medication, try some of these 7 natural cold remedies and feel better sooner. 

  1. Vitamin C helps the immune system. When you feel a cold coming on, take 500mg of Vitamin C every couple of hours for 24 hours.
  2. Saline solution, either store bought or homemade can help clear clogged noses and sinuses.
  3. Suck on Zinc lozenges to reduce the duration of your cold by a few days.
  4. Warm green tea is soothing and will help you feel better.
  5. Add honey and lemon to hot water or tea. Honey has natural antiviral and antibacterial properties and the lemon has Vitamin C.
  6. Soup can help soothe bronchial tubes and clear a runny nose. It’s also comforting when you aren’t feeling well.
  7. Eat lots of fresh garlic or take a garlic supplement for cold relief.

There are many natural remedies for the common cold to choose from, but I have found that these 7 remedies are very effective. Try these 7 natural ways to treat a cold and let us know which is your new go-to cold remedy.


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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    We take lots of Vitamin C to try to prevent colds. After the winter I had last year, I am pretty sure it did nothing to help me, though 🙁

  2. Shell Things (@shellthings) says:

    I like using honey in my tea to help with my symptoms. I try C and D, too.

  3. Christie says:

    Saline has always been my life saver! I swear that spray does magic

  4. Debra Fazio-Rutt says:

    We use lots of saline with the kids – I don’t like to give them medicine. I’ll also try to boost their vitamin c!

  5. We swear by hot water with honey and lemon. It definitely helps with sore throats!

  6. yumeating says:

    I am big on Vit C and Zinc during the winter months. I also use essential oils. I hate getting sick!

  7. I always try to pump my family full of vitamins around this time of year. I try to get their immune system up to par. Great tips.

  8. Ann B (@AnnBac9) says:

    My friends always raves about zinc lozenges. I am going to buy some and keep them in the house for the upcoming cold season.

  9. My daughter is currently battling a cold, and has been for a few weeks now. We also prefer natural remedies, so she has been avoiding all medicines aside from cough drops. I will give her these tips! Thanks!

  10. aleshafulltimemama says:

    We have the saline solution and use it regularly. I learned that little trick when I was young and dealing with sinus issues all of the time, and I’m so glad we have it now that my kids struggle with those issues too!

  11. With cold season around the corner, these will be helpful tips. I had some one give me an essential oil that seemed to help with my cold.

  12. traceyzimmer says:

    This is so handy! Especially with cold season just around the corner!

  13. My go to is the Vitamin C on a daily basis. When I feel like I’m going to get sick, I’ll do the garlic to punch up my immune system. I feel like I might need to do that now. The season change is getting to me.

  14. Big on Vitamin C here. Also drink ginger tea.

  15. Krystal's Kitsch says:

    Vitamin C is a MUST around my household! With a toddler in daycare, I can never be too careful.

  16. Billie Rowell says:

    Vitamin C is always great, plus honey and lemon in tea too!

  17. Thanks for the ideas. I had no idea about the Warm green tea or the garlic supplements.

  18. What great tips! My son has already gotten his first cold of the season and it has not been fun! Thanks for sharing I’ve been looking for ways to sooth him!

  19. Amy Desrosiers says:

    We swear by green tea, honey, zinc, and lots of Vitamin C here! The bets part is they work!

  20. I took a Zinc today. It really does help when you’re feeling under the weather (which I am).

  21. kristin says:

    Zinc works wonders, well at least i think so. Thank you for the list.

  22. Marina MommySnippets says:

    Hmm, I’ve never tried the fresh garlic. Sounds quite beneficial.

  23. Felicia says:

    These are all great tips. We swear by saline!

  24. These are all great tips. I am all about being all natural, I am going to bookmark this page for sure. Thanks for sharing

  25. Danielle @ We Have It All says:

    We don’t take meds and do everything naturally. These tips are all on our list. Honey is the best for colds and allergies too. Garlic is a miracle worker, that’s for sure!