Natural cold remedies are my love language. I recently learned a few things about common ways of getting rid of a cough or cold that bothered me. Now my family almost exclusively uses natural cold remedies instead of OTC products.
What have I learned that made me make the switch? Two things:
- The active ingredient found in almost every over-the-counter decongestant is basically useless.
- Honey has been shown to be just as effective as common cough syrups in treating coughs (be sure to check out my recipe for honey and cinnamon for colds).
While I have little faith in traditional cough and cold medication, I still get sick.