Stifle The Sniffles With These Homemade Brews!

It seems like finding a cure for the common cold is tougher than rowing across the Pacific Ocean! Since a cold can be caused by over 200 different viruses, it’s no wonder that all of us try to figure out how to get rid of a cold from time to time, especially every allergy season.

While there may be no medical cure just yet, we highly recommend these 3 homemade brews that guarantee to make you feel better.

 Ginger Spiced Tea

How to get rid of a cold overnight? Keep sipping on this tea while you stay in bed! Ginger is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has soothing effects on cold symptoms. Green and black teas are both rich in antioxidants and help keep the immune system in top fighting shape.

You will need:

  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 inch piece fresh Ginger root, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 heaped tsp Green or Black tea leaves
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • A dash of Cinnamon powder


Bring water to boil and add the ginger. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes so the ginger can release all juices into the water. Add tea leaves, and allow them to steep for 10 minutes. Add in milk and honey and bring to a boil. Strain into a thermos that will keep the tea warm, and add a dash of cinnamon. Sip the tea slowly.

 Honey Cayenne Tea

How to get rid of a stuffy nose? Cayenne pepper naturally does what many cold medicines try to do – break up mucus and help clear your respiratory passages, giving you quicker relief from cold symptoms.

You will need:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Black tea bag
  • 1 tsp pure Honey
  • A pinch Cayenne pepper


Heat water in a pan and steep the black tea for about 4-5 minutes. Remove bag, and combine tea with the honey and cayenne in a mug. Sip slowly; do let the steam rising from the cup help with decongestion as well.

Hot Pomegranate Cider

How to get rid of a cold fast? Depend on natural antioxidants! Pomegranates are one of the most powerful known sources of antioxidants. Combine with apple cider and comforting spices to make a strong homemade brew that brings instant relief from cold symptoms.

You will need:

  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 1 cup fresh Pomegranate juice
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 5 Cloves


Heat all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks, and sip on the cider while it’s still warm.