Can chicken soup cure a cold?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

There's no cure for the common cold. But if you're sick, chicken soup may help you feel better. Warm liquids, such as chicken soup, tea or warm apple juice, help speed up the movement of mucus through the nose. This relieves congestion and limits the amount of time viruses are in contact with the lining of your nose. Plus, soup and other liquids help prevent dehydration.

June 03, 2022 See more In-depth