13 Herbal Cold Remedies
These culinary herbs and ornamental plants are delicious, beautiful and might even help you get over a cold faster.
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Next time you have the sniffles head to your garden. You may just find some needed relief. Several common culinary herbs and popular garden ornamentals are often used for their role in traditional applications to perhaps ease the symptoms of the common cold. If you are preparing remedies from backyard flora, make sure you have a positive identification of the plants you are using. Mom’s homemade soup is good for you for a reason. Many of the herbs used to flavor our favorite comfort foods serve the dual purpose of easing our discomforts as well. Interestingly, some common landscape plants, and even the weeds, can help too.
Editor's Note: The content of this article is provided for general informational purposes only. Be cautioned that some wild plants can be poisonous, and poisonous plants sometimes resemble edible plants which often grow side by side. It is the responsibility of the reader, or the reader’s parent or guardian, to correctly identify and use the edible plants described. HGTV does not guarantee the accuracy of the content provided in this article and is not liable for any injury resulting from use of any information provided. This article is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a professional healthcare provider before trying any form of therapy or if you have any questions or concerns about a medical condition. The use of natural products can be toxic if misused, and even when suitably used, certain individuals could have adverse reactions.