Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Today, we look at different home remedies for cold and cough. These home remedies are natural and beneficial to the body to control the production of mucus, cleanse the system and boost immunity.
Ginger Tea: It helps by drying up a running and dripping nose and expels phlegm from the respiratory tract. Also, ginger is known to soothe a common cold to make it bearable and perhaps even speed up the recovery process.
Milk and Turmeric: Besides ginger tea, warm milk and turmeric mixture is a popular and effective way to fight a cough. This mixture is applicable for children and adults too. Turmeric has anti-bacterial properties that helps cure cold.
Lemon, Cinnamon and Honey: Prepare syrup of lemon, honey and cinnamon to prevent a common cold. Put some honey in a pan, fill it to half and use a double boiler until it is thin. Then add a pinch of cinnamon and add lemon. Have this syrup to fight a cold.
Gargle Therapy: Salt-water gargle is an age-old therapy for cough, but you can also add turmeric to it. Salt and turmeric fight cough and will give you relief that you really need.
Water: Drink loop warm water to fight a common cold, cough and sore throat. Drinking warm water reduces the inflammation in the throat. Plus, water helps replenish the fluids in the body and washes out the infection. If you add honey and lime juice to warm water it can be a solution to controlling cold and cough.
Amla : Amla is a strong immunomodulator and protects from the onset of many diseases if taken regularly. It ensures the proper functioning of the liver and improves blood circulation.
Special spiced Tea: Add basil leafs, ginger and black pepper while preparing your tea. These three ingredients play an important role in fighting a common cold and cough.
Flax seeds for cold and cough: Boil flax seeds until it thickens and strain it. Add a few drops of lime juice and honey. Consume the mixture for cold and cough relief.
Ginger basil leafs mixture and salt: Take the juice of ginger, crush basil leafs leaves to it and add honey. Consume it to get relief from a cough. Cut ginger into Julian and add salt to it. Chew on these ginger julian to fight cold, cough and a sore throat.
Saute garlic: Saute a few garlic cloves in ghee and consume this when warm. It may sound like a bitter concoction, but it can help you fight the common cold and cough.
Jaggery solution: Boil water with black pepper, add cumin and jaggery to it. It will give you relief from chest congestion.