It’s happened once again: You’re ready to relax after a long day of work, school, or tending to home and children, and you become filled with dread at the realization that all is not well with your head and body. Your nose is running, you have a headache, and you’re experiencing congestion in your nose and chest. Your throat may be scratchy and sore, and you might go on uncontrollable sneezing jags that annoy and alarm all who are in close proximity to you. You might start coughing, and your body may feel achy, sore, and fatigued. You may even be nauseous or have a fever. All of these symptoms add up to one unwelcome health condition: The common cold.
The cold may be common, but it’s almost always met with irritation. Do you ever really have time to spare nursing this seasonal occurrence? How do you meet your obligations when you no longer have enough energy to leave your bed in the morning? You could open a bottle or package of the latest cold remedy to hit the shelves of your local drugstore – but commercial products often come with side effects that you’d rather not experience. Fortunately, you can try a broad assortment of natural alternatives worth considering.