We all face with common colds especially during the winter season. They can make us feel really uncomfortable because the symptoms are really unpleasant. They mostly appear from one to three days after we’ve been exposed to the virus that’s causing the common cold. These symptoms and signs are different in everyone.
These are among the most common:
- A sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Low-grade fever
- A cough
- A mild headache and body aches
- Malaise (generally feeling unwell)
Common colds can’t be cured, because they just keep recurring after some time. One thing that can really help you is whiskey.
Combining some hot water, honey, lemon juice and whiskey can do wonders for your body when you have a common cold. This hot beverage will help you alleviate the congestion and soothe you well. A bowl of hot chicken soup can also have a similar effect.
Whiskey contains alcohol which dilates our blood vessels, so our mucus membranes can fight the infection more easily.
But, you must remember to be careful about this! You mustn’t take this remedy excessively because of the alcohol. It is a diuretic that will dehydrate your body and you wouldn’t want that to happen. After all, it’s very important to stay hydrated at all times. You must remember to drink plenty of water, tea and other beverages. Yet, note that excessive alcohol intake will not make you feel better, as it acts as a diuretic, and will leave the body dehydrated, which is something you should definitely avoid. Therefore, even when taking this hot toddy, make sure you drink plenty of water.
Take a look at the process of preparation of this amazing hot beverage with whiskey that will alleviate your cold: