Clear Nasal And Throat Congestion
Drinking hot water helps to clear the airways in the body and reduce the symptoms of a cold or flu. Hot water dissolves phlegm that has built up in the respiratory tract and can soothe a sore throat, especially when consumed with honey. It can also be mixed with salt and gargled to relieve soreness. To relieve nasal congestion, add a few drops of lemon or eucalyptus essential oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam from it. This will clear the airways. Drinking warm water can also lead to a speedier recovery from illness.