Despite your best efforts to stay healthy and germ-free, sometimes coming down with a cold (or worse, the flu) is just unavoidable during the ickiest months of the year. While many over-the-counter medications have proven effective in easing symptoms such as nasal congestion, we don’t blame you if you don’t want to deal with their potential side effects, such as drowsiness and fatigue. For that reason, we’ve rounded up six natural (and doctor-recommended) remedies to relieve that annoying stuffiness and help you feel better in no time. A happy bonus? You likely have everything you need at home.