A cold is a viral infection of the throat, nose, sinuses, and upper airways. Although it usually goes away within a week or two, its symptoms can be quite debilitating. For instance, sinusitis, inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses can be quite painful and often difficult to get rid of.  The most common symptoms of the common cold include headaches, congestion, cough, fatigue, thick nasal mucus, and facial pain.

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the typical treatment for these symptoms, but the problem is that they often come with a wide range of side effects. This is the reason why natural remedies are far superior to conventional medicine, given that they are as effective but far safer.

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This article presents such remedy, which is time-tested, effective, and completely safe to use. It uses two ingredients only, both of which work wonders for eliminating cold`s symptoms.

The first ingredient, apple cider vinegar, helps create alkaline environment in the body, which makes it easier for the immune system to fight the disease, while squashing its terrible symptoms.  Ginger, the second ingredient, reduces swelling of the sinuses, warms the lungs and thins the mucus.



  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Ginger


Grate the ginger and combine it with the apple cider vinegar in a glass jar. Close the jar and leave it at room temperature for ten days, stirring it occasionally.


Inhale the mixture by placing your head over the bowl. Then, soak a cotton handkerchief in the solution and apply it onto your neck, leaving it on overnight.  Repeat the treatments for five consecutive days.

Another way to use ginger to relieve sinusitis symptoms is to boil the root and inhale the vapors in the same manner, by placing the head over the pot. No matter which of the methods you decide to use, you`ll successfully treat your cold and overcome it naturally in a matter of days.

Source: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cold-common/Pages/Introduction.aspx