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Alternative Treatments for Common cold

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Common cold:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Common cold may include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Zinc
  • Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
  • Maitake mushroom (beta-glucans)
  • Reishi mushroom (beta-glucans)
  • Shiitake mushroom (beta-glucans)
  • Garlic
  • Husteel (homeopathic additive)
  • Thymus extract
  • Acerola berry
  • Chicken soup
  • Hot chile peppers
  • Rest
  • Liquids
  • Yogurt
  • Chamomile tea
  • Soak feet in a mustard powder bath
  • Gargle with warm water containing dash hot sauce
  • Echinacea and warm water gargle
  • Breathe heated air
  • Horseradish
  • Ginger
  • Ginger tea
  • Wasabi broth
  • Horseradish broth
  • Red pepper flake broth
  • Mustard foot bath
  • Wet socks to bed
  • Reduce stress
  • Acupressure
  • Naturopathy
  • Inhale ginger and eucalyptus leaf steam
  • Fennel seed powder with raw sugar
  • Cinnamon and honey
  • Sitopaladi and maha sudarshan churna, equal parts
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Mild exercise
  • Breathing exercise
  • Triphala tea or supplement
  • Ginger, cinnamon and cardamom tea
  • Ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass tea
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Ferrum phosphoricum homeopathic remedy
  • Allium cepa homeopathic remedy
  • Kali bichromicum homeopathic remedy
  • Nux vomica homeopathic remedy
  • Pulsatilla homeopathic remedy
  • Arsenicum album homeopathic remedy
  • Mercurius homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Inhale warm rice vinegar
  • Garlic milk
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Radish and green onion
  • Green tea with mung beans
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Daikon radish, green onion and ginger soup
  • Fenugreek tea
  • Drink water with mullein tincture
  • Avoid medicated nasal sprays
  • Nasal wash or irrigation (e.g. Neti pot)
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Steamy shower
  • Rest with head elevated
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Warm washcloth compress
  • Very spicy foods
  • Humidify the environment
  • Inhale VapoRub steam
  • Fluids
  • Avoid antihistamines
  • Petroleum jelly for chapped nose
  • Popsicles
  • Horseradish with drop of honey
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Eliminate household mold for prevention
  • Pomegranate
  • Himalayan crystal salt
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Onion-by mouth
  • Potato slices around soles of feet secured with bandage or plastic wrap
  • Boiled citrus juice, honey and brandy before bedtime
  • Warm bath with grated ginger in a cloth sack
  • Wear topaz jewelry

Alternative Preventions for Common cold

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Common cold may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Common cold.

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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