Getting a cold during the winter months is almost inevitable, and once one person in the home has a cold chances are everyone else will go down with it too. However before you banish the sniffler and push them away with a pole should they dare to come too close to you with their sneezy germs, there are some good ol home remedies that can boost your immune system and help to alleviate the cold symptoms, and best of all you probably already have them in your home, one of which is garlic.
Garlic is great for when you have a cold. It contains antioxidants which help boost your immune system and help your body to function properly. It is also antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.
- Simply crush or chop 2 cloves of garlic in a bowl and cover with olive oil (not too much, just enough so the pieces of garlic are covered).
- Leave for 20-30 minutes and then rub on to the soles of your feet and cover with socks. Let soak in or leave on all night.
Simply, easy, quick and best of all effective.