Chicken soup is a popular home remedy for the common cold but does it really work? Some researchers say that it can help to relieve the symptoms of a cold by reducing inflammation, thus providing some relief of cold symptoms. Also, the hot vapors help break up congestion, making it easier for you to breathe. Soup provides fluid, which is important for fighting infection. Plus, it tastes pretty good when you’re not feeling your best.
Source: National Institutes of Health