3 Easy DIY Drinks That Cure Your Cold, Clear Sinuses and Destroy Throat Inflammation Immediately


Colds are so common and together with many uncomfortable symptoms: fever and headache, sore muscles and easy to feel fatigue, sore throat and cough, runny nose and sneezing. Normally you will feel better within 3-4 days and no need to visit to your doctor, as some homemade remedies can help relieve the symptoms.

Next time when you get a cold, try these 3 simple recipes, all you need is some common ingredients which you can find easily in your kitchen:

1. Hot Pineapple Elixir


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Mix all these ingredients in a saucer and heat slowly to preference. Drink it for an instant relief for the cold symptoms.

Why It Works:

  • Pineapple juice has strong anti-inflammatory properties to sooth the sore throat.
  • Apple cider vinegar helps your body maintain a healthy alkaline state, thus making the bacteria can’t survive.
  • Cayenne pepper helps clear up your sinus effectively and with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, honey fights against colds and fevers as well.

2. The Hot Tea

Mix one part garlic, two parts peppermint, one part cayenne pepper and four part Echinscea. Mix them well and add a tablesppon of the mixture to a big cup of hot water to make a tea. Drink this tea to recover from a cold.

Why It Works:

  • Garlic has anti-viral, anti-biotic and anti-microbial properties, simply eat a spoonful of raw garlic can help you feel better. And for flus and colds, garlic also provides decongestant and expectorant effects to treat the sore throat.
  • Peppermint helps to cure coughs, colds, allergies and asthma as it offers benefits to the respiratory system.
  • Echinacea encourages the immune system and reduces the symptoms of colds, flu and other problems.

3. The Cold-fighting Tea


  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Put all the ingredients in a cup of boiled water and stir well to drink.

Why It Works:

  • Both honey and cinnamon are antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, provides them ability to destroy viral bacteria and fight with colds and flus.
  • As an antioxidant, ginger soothes the throat and has properties to suppress a cough and improve overall immunity.
  • Lemon is one of the most effective treatments to enhance the immune system and fight off a cold or flu. The rich Vitamin C in it has strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. And it  also alkalize the body to keep an alkaline-forming environment.

Remember these small tricks and remedies can not cure the colds, but will make you feel better for sure. Although most home remedies are safe for us, still talk to your doctor before trying. As some remedies may cause allergic reactions for some people, and some ingredients you use in the remedies may affect the way other medicines work.

Colds are not so terrible, try treating it at home with these natural remedies first, and if it still serious after 3-4 days, call your doctor for help.





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Heidi Kristoffer
I am Heidi Kristoffer, as an expert on natural health and holistic medicine, I am willing to help people live happier capable lives by sharing my health opinions with others. I am good at writing topics such as: medicine, natural remedies, foods and mental health. I think living a simple and healthy life, including eating healthy, exercising regularly and positively thinking, is the best medicine.