Seven powerful, homemade cold remedies that will save you a trip to the drugstore and help you to fight the common cold safely and naturally:
1.  Salt Water Gargle  The dehydrating effects of salt pulls out the extra fluid in the throat that causes uncomfortable swelling while simultaneously killing bacteria.
2.  Sinus-Clearing Vapor  Inhaling steam helps hydrate your air passageways and gets the cold moving out of your body.  3.    Cayenne Water  Cayenne pepper increases blood flow instantly which means the blood cells needed to fight off infection can get to their destination more quickly.  4.    Fresh Chopped Garlic  At the first sign of the sniffles, chop up a clove of raw garlic and eat it with crackers. Your breath may be a bit harsh, but your body will thank you for it.  5.    Homemade Cough Syrup  All you need are three ingredients for a powerful, natural throat calmer: Lemon juice, honey, and warm water: Combine three tablespoons of lemon juice, one cup of honey, and a quarter cup of warm water and take a teaspoon at a time, as needed, to suppress a cough and soothe an achy throat.  6.    Hot Toddy  Thanks to its combination of soporific alcohol and throat-soothing honey, this alcoholic drink wipes out that awful achy feeling and helps you sweat out a fever. 7.    Chicken Soup  Scientists have now found that the health benefits aren’t just a placebo effect. According to the Mayo Clinic, chicken soup has been shown to relieve congestion and inhibit inflammation as it speeds up the movement of mucous.