Drinking hot water or gurgling salt water are just two of the most common home remedies that are passed down from generation to generation.
A recent study shows that 45 percent of people still depend on a cold remedy or cure that parents taught them when they don't feel well.
Of the 2,000 people surveyed, almost three-quarters use steam inhalation to help with the congestion of the head that comes with the common cold, just like their parents did.
Less traditionally, one in seven people turn to garlic to avoid a cold, while 22 percent increase vitamin C by eating more oranges.
Almost a quarter have prepared a plate of chicken soup when their noses start to run and 42 percent gargle with salt water to soothe throat pain symptoms, reports The Mirror.
If all this sounds a bit normal, you can enjoy drinking the water from a pot of boiled onions to eliminate a chest infection or orange peel tea to cure a cold in less than 24 hours.
The study, conducted by Olbas, also revealed that more than two-thirds have chosen to try a home remedy to treat a medical condition than to visit doctors or the chemist.
And one in five has a family recipe, handed down from generation to generation, which they believe helps rejuvenate them when they feel bad.
Culture obsessed with health
Dr. Roger Henderson, family doctor and expert at Olbas, said: "Autumn is here and for millions of Britons, the cold season has officially arrived.
"Fortunately, we have many tools at our disposal to treat the symptoms of the common cold, whether it be over-the-counter solutions or more holistic solutions transmitted from one family member to another, or popularized in our culture obsessed with health ".
The study also found that more than 60 percent of us believe that most of the & # 39; tales of old women & # 39; They are based on some scientific facts.
Many Britons also talk to Mom first for a quick diagnosis of their symptoms, and many also do it online.
However, when after receiving advice on most minor health problems, most Britons turn to the chemist for advice, and many rely more on the pharmacist's opinion than on their GP.
Despite this, up to 48 percent of Britons admit that they do not seek treatment when they feel bad and simply expect the symptoms to pass on their own.
More than seven in 10 would prefer to try to cure their cold with a home remedy than to visit the doctor for help and almost one in five will implement a home remedy to help with the cold.
The British also like to spread knowledge, sharing their home remedies and treatments, and one in two confesses to impart part of their own health wisdom to friends and family.
Three out of five people surveyed, through OnePoll, think they can get a cold from wet hair, and more than half think that body heat is lost through the head.
Sam George, for Olbas, added: "When a cold hits, we want to give the British the power to breathe calmly again.
"For four generations, rain or rain, congest the heads and clog the airways, Olbas has been there to give his clients the ability to breathe clearly and recover from their illness."
1. Smells menthol to clean a blocked nose
2. Feed a cold and kill hunger
3. Place the head on a bowl of steaming water to relieve congestion.
4. Gargle with salt water for a sore throat
5. Take vitamin C to cure a cold
6. Chicken soup can cure a cold
7. Drink a hot tea before bedtime to get rid of a cold
8. Honey and lemon to soothe a sore throat.
9. Avoid dairy products to minimize congestion.
10. Place unpeeled onions in each room to absorb viruses
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