remedies for cold

Grand mom’s remedies for cold

Kinds of cough

There are two kinds of cough – one which is wet and the other which is dry.   It is important to differentiate between the two, because the treatments are entirely different. Ginger is excellent remedy for cold and cough. Ginger tea is good for fever, cough and cold.

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How to prepare remedy at home

1.Drink plenty of water·

2.Lemon juice is a good source of vitamin C.

3.Take 1/2 lime and 1 tsp of honey in hot water. Honey helps to soothe the sore throat thus giving relief.

4.Steam inhalation with few eucalyptus oil drops.

5. Viks vaporup will help to clear the stuffed nose.  It is effective if done before sleeping.

6. Apply Viks on your nose, chest and back it will help to clear the nasal blockage.

7.Garlic and onion soup is an excellent remedy for cold.

8.A tablespoon of ajwain crushed and tied up in a thin kerchief and can be used for inhalation to relieve nasal block.

9.This tied bundle can be kept on the pillow while sleeping is very effective.

10. Dried ginger powder 1/2 tsp, 3 black pepper cones, 3 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1/2 tsp Cummins seeds should be boiled with little tea leaves and sugar or honey. It gives good relief of the throat pain, cold and cough. It can be taken two times in a day for faster relief.( for both types of cough).

11.Take 10 tulsi leaves,  5 cloves of garlic, 1/2 inch piece ginger  crushed and 3-4 black pepper cones, boil it in 1 cup of water. Add 1 tsp  of honey and drink it warm.

12.This is good for cold and cough( wet one) . Mix equal parts of ginger juice and honey and have it 2-3 times in a day which is good for cough.
13.Ginger powder, black pepper powder and honey is also good for dry cough and can be had 3-4 times in a day.
14.1 tsp turmeric, 2-3 tsp  ginger juice, 2-3 tsp lime juice and 3 tsp honey can be mixed and taken 3 times for cough in a day.

These remedies should be tried one at a time and if it suits you continue till the problem disappear.