5 different cultures’ home remedies for sickness


Sophia Schreiber

A student at Carlmont blows his nose as he recovers from a cold.

Fall and winter generally mean changing landscapes, holiday cheer, and the start of a new year. As temperatures drop, however, these seasons also mean the inevitable spread of sickness.

Lower temperatures can increase the likelihood of getting sick, as the body becomes less effective at fighting viruses. But don't worry! In addition to doctors and traditional medicine, home remedies can help prevent sickness or greatly assist your recovery process. Check out how different cultures around the world use natural ingredients and ancient practices as remedies to battle sickness and disease.