It is no less than an intimidating task to be faced with aisle after aisle of pill bottles, medicine labels, vitamins, supplements and tablets that exists in every pharmacy in the UK, from Boots to your local spot. Between the options that you have to choose from for cold medicines for the winter illness that you are trying to prevent all the way to multivitamins to take every day for your general health and well being, there is a plethora of choices and an overwhelming array of possibilities, no matter how you look at it.
The common factor amongst all of these medicines is that they can cost a pretty pence, particularly if you end up buying a bottle of something and then only using it once or twice and shoving it to the back of your medicine cupboard, as many people do. Payday loans could offer you the extra funds to make these necessary purchases even when your monthly budget doesn’t stretch to accomodate additional, albeit essential items.
Fortunately, though, there is a way to save money on all of this choice in medicines and pharmaceuticals by going back to the basics and using simple kitchen and household ingredients that you probably already have. The good news is that home remedies often work as well or better than the much pricier stuff that you are going to purchase at the store, and you will end up using much simpler products that are just as effective. As an additional bonus, you will be able to be much more confident in the medicine you are dispensing to yourself or your friends and family as you will know exactly what is in it and why, rather than having to muddle through the long and complicated ingredients list that most medicine are attached to.
How to Cure the Common Cold for Just Pence
It is possible to cure that pesky winter season virus that is bringing you congested nasal passages, a sore head, an achy body, and a hacking cough with just a few basic principles. Whether you like it or not, perhaps the most important medicine for treating a cold is water. Not only is it free, but when consumed in large quantities it will help in flushing the virus out of your system in a speedy manner. Through drinking tea, small amounts of juice, and a large amount of plain water, you will speed up your healing process immensely.
Lemon juice and honey will also be your primary kitchen ingredient allies when trying to shake off a cold. Mix a spoonful of honey with a cup of boiling water and a bit of lemon juice, and drink this concoction liberally to soothe your sore throat, tone down your inflammation, and ease your fever and any soreness or achiness. Not only does it taste nice, but it helps as much, and with fewer side effects, as any pharmaceutical medicine.
Garlic and ginger, two common herbs you may find in nearly any kitchen, are the final key helpers in getting rid of a cold without turning to the expensive aisles of the pharmacy. These two affordable ingredients, combined together, will help your body fight off any infection or virus quickly and efficiently.
Garlic boosts the immune system, while ginger helps all the other beneficial ingredients that you are taking in to your body to do their job better and faster. Try eating a garlic clove whole to dramatically – and pungently – kick start the get well process, or for a gentler route eat fresh garlic minced onto a piece of toast with butter. You can also brew a hot tea with grated fresh ginger that will act as a spicy, powerful and flavorful medicine you can make easily for less than a pound.