9.29.2010

A Natural Remedy for Cold Season

We all know that there's no cure for the common cold, but one simple at-home and natural remedy has been found to decrease upper-respiratory tract infections in cold suffers by a whopping 40 percent. That's a lot! So what is this miracle drug? The act of gargling salt water. Yep, that's it.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic recommend dissolving half a teaspoon of salt in a full glass of warm water and gargling the solution for a few seconds before spitting it out. The concoction may not cure your cold, but it will reduce symptoms, researchers say!

Read about about this all-natural cold remedy.

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