Virtually everyone catches a cold throughout the year, but despite that we really know little about this disease. What are the causes of the cold? What symptoms do you have and how is it different from the flu? How long does a cold last? Below you will find more information about the common cold and the best natural cold remedies.
How long does a cold last?
The cold is a very common respiratory disease that can occur at any time of the year. However, they are more common in winter because the cold decreases the defensive capacity of our body. The symptoms of the common cold are well known: cough, runny nose, sneezing, headache or sore throat, mild fever, etc.
As it is popularly said, a cold lasts seven days without medication ... and one week with medication. And, it is that being caused by a virus, there are no medicines that cure the cold, they only serve to alleviate the main symptoms.
What to take for the cold?
Although there are no "miracle" cures, there are some natural products that we can take for a cold. For example, grapefruit seeds , propolis, or royal jelly contain vitamins that help strengthen defenses to prevent colds.
For its part, plant extracts such as echinacea or desmodens are used both to prevent and to shorten the duration of colds. Likewise, honey , cane sugar , eucalyptus , sage and thyme are well known for relieving cough and other cold symptoms, facilitating breathing and rest. We can also take natural mucolytics such as graviola or pine syrup , which open the airways.