Common colds are highly unpleasant and lead to numerous symptoms that aggravate your everyday life.
According to Mayo Clinic:
”Symptoms of a common cold usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus. Signs and symptoms, which can vary from person to person, might include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- A sore throat
- A cough
- Slight body aches or a mild headache
- Low-grade fever
- Generally feeling unwell (malaise)”
Although there are is no real cure for common colds, you will benefit a lot from a bit of whiskey.
Namely, you can relieve the inevitable winter cold with the help of a combination of lemon juice, honey, whiskey, and hot water, and this hot toddy will treat nasal congestion with ease, and soothe the body like a bowl of hot chicken soup.
Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says:
“The alcohol dilates blood vessels a little bit, and that makes it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with the infection.”
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.