The rhinovirus (the common cold virus) is more active when temperatures plummet, because our immune systems weaken with the colder weather. While Remedy 1 below stresses the importance of prevention. Remedy 2, 3 and 4, aid to effectively relieve the most typical symptoms of the common cold.
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Stir one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 1/3 cup of water twice daily, as a preventive measure during the cold and flu season.
Vinegar helps the body maintain a proper pH level, as blood pH tends to be more alkaline when a person has a cold. The malic acid in apple cider vinegar also helps to strengthen the immune system, making it more difficult for viruses to invade the body and also decreasing the chances of catching the common cold.
Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a bowl filled with steaming water. Breathe in the vapors to help open congested nasal passages.
Apple cider vinegar works to thin the mucus, and also kills viruses and bacteria.
Mix equal portions of apple cider vinegar and honey to formulate a natural cough syrup. Take two teaspoons. If cough persists you may repeat dosage.
Mix a teaspoon of apple cider in a glass of warm water to relieve a sore throat. Gargle several times a day until your throat feels better.