which we have been following for a long time. From The Claim: Gargling With Salt Water Can Ease Cold Symptoms:
"Nothing but time can cure the common cold, but a simple cup of salt water might ease the misery this winter.
Adults who want a more palatable remedy against cough and sore throat can try mixing warm water with lemon and honey. No need to spit it out.
THE BOTTOM LINE Gargling with a saline solution can ease symptoms of a cold."