Soup for Colds, Step 1: The Ingredients

Black pepper. Helps break up phlegm.

Hot chili peppers. Open up sinuses, helpful if you’re congested.

Ginger. Anti-inflammatory, so it helps soothe sore throats. It’s also a strong antispasmodic, very helpful if you’re slightly nauseated.

Mint. The menthol in mint is a natural decongestant, providing relief from sinus pressure. It’s also an antispasmodic, helps settle queasy tummies. Mint also soothes sore and itchy throats and dry coughs.

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