Drink plenty of fluids - our mothers are right. I drink hot water with a slice of lemon, a piece of fresh, peeled ginger, a spoonful of honey and a green tea bag (which I use a few times before I dispose of it).
This concoction flushes my system, re-hydrates me and soothes my throat.
Sore nose - I have a Manuka honey balm that I slather all over my nose and lips to stop them from getting dry and sore.
A teaspoon of Manuka honey once a day - it tastes funky but it's awesome for combating colds, especially if you have a sore throat.
Vitamin C - I up my vitamin C intake to about 1000mg a day for about 4 days.
Even though I don't much feel like eating, it's important to give your body the energy to fight a cold. I have no taste right now so I am upping the ginger, chilli and pepper seasoning, and having a lot of vegetables, including the following for their Vitamin C content -
- Bell peppers
Plus a kiwifruit every day, on top of the usual fruit I eat - cranberries, raisins, dates, apple rings, dried apricots, and prunes.
A teaspoon of black mustard seeds once a day - I put mine in my porridge, along with a tablespoon of chia seeds, a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds and a tablespoon of sunflower seeds. Some almonds and walnuts.
If you have a cold, I sincerely hope that it clears up quickly because colds are miserable.