Garlic is an amazing linctus and anti-microbial herb, which is known as one of the most used and valuable home remedy to treat common cold, flu and cough. It is also known for reducing the symptoms even before they appear. People who take one clove of garlic everyday are less likely to develop common cold, cough, cholesterol problems and even this aids in reducing weight. Chew a piece of it every morning before breakfast and use in your everyday meals for better results.
Flaxseeds are also used as best home remedy for common cold. Just boil a spoonful of the seeds in a cup of water. Strain the seeds and add few drops of lemon and honey and drink.
Water is just as great to reduce throat inflammation and runny nose as it prevents the body from dehydration and aids in quick recovery from common cold. Make sure you are drinking a lukewarm water.