The most trusted way of taking care of one’s health is by being close with nature and tuning oneself with consuming food that is organic and health supplements that’s natural. Now with cold approaching it is but natural that we tend to catch cold pretty fast and cannot think of anything else but over the counter medicines to combat cold. Despite having attained highest level of technical freedom and the most effective medicines resulting from extensive scientific and medical research people have become weary of the effectiveness of these medicines and the side effects it comes with. This has resulted in the comeback of old trend of treating ailments like common cold at home with natural herbs and ingredients like aloe vera, ginger and honey.

1Aloe vera: Also known as wand of heaven, it was famously used by Cleopatra while bathing to enhance her good looks through using the juice of the plant. Though it is known to have been used for over fifty decades nothing is known precisely about its origin. While the news on its goodness spread across and wide the modern scientific research have proved it to be beneficial in improving natural immunity. It can be used both orally and externally. The benefits are many and not limited to cure cold and related symptoms, pain, allergies, fluid retention, and body odor, kill parasites, improve bowel movement and provide relief from itching. One of the incredible benefits of aloe is that it aids, improves and maintains a good balanced digestion. Due to its antibiotic, antimicrobial, analgesic and antioxidant properties it remains one of the most studied about plant.

2Ginger: Ginger is known to be used in South Asian countries as an ingredient in cooking and is traditionally used as a home remedy to combat many ailments for over thousands of years now. Though it has plenty of uses and benefits it is commonly used to relieve cold. It is grown as a plant of which the root is used either raw, dried and in powdered form. One of the main elements it consists of is sesquiterpenes that fights off rhinoviruses responsible for causing cold and related symptoms. During winters having ginger tea can ward off sore throat and common cold. In many cultures it is included as added spice in number of cuisines to enhance the taste and as a preventive measure in combating various ailments. Ginger is extremely beneficial in treating joint pains, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, indigestion and flatulence.

3Honey: Another natural wonder known to benefit mankind immensely is honey. It is known to have shown proven results in treating common cold and treats skin conditions like eczema, cold sores and psoriasis. In some cultures it symbolizes religion and is used as a flavoring agent and sweetener in beverages. It is highly beneficial in treating conditions like gastric trouble, ulcers, cuts and burns and is chemically proven of the antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Though these herbs are the prominent ones among an array of herbs with benefits in and around the world they continue to dominate in treating common ailments including common cold and is quite handy at that. When taken moderately it is believed to enhance a healthier way of life. However, it is highly recommended to consult a physician if it is intended to be used by pregnant women and infants.