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10 Home Remedies for Colds


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Tea
Hot tea loosens up your nasal passages and can make your stuffy nose feel better.
Hot tea loosens up your nasal passages and can make your stuffy nose feel better.
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A cup of hot tea with honey does the same trick as chicken soup; it loosens up your nasal passages and makes that stuffy nose feel better. Folk healers have known this secret for centuries. They often suggest drinking tea with spices and herbs that contain aromatic oils with antiviral properties. Try tea with elder, ginger, yarrow, mint, thyme, horsemint, bee balm, lemon balm, catnip, garlic, onions or mustard.