The common cold is something that always finds it’s way back to you. A little change in the season is enough to make you go all sneezing continuously. A cold usually lasts for about 7 days. But who would want to suffer for 7 days? Would you? But taking in a whole bunch of medicines from the chemist won’t help. Try our all organic home remedies. Easy, simple and effective.
Garlic and Ghee mixture
Galic not only keeps Vampires away but also cough and cold. Garlic is packed with chemicals which have such immunizing properties. One such chemical is allicin. Allicin is a strong antiviral and antibacterial component of garlic.
For this quick remedy, all you need to do is crush some cloves of garlic and mix it in some ghee.
A quick and easy remedy for your terrible cold.
Turmeric in milk fights cold
This remedy has been in use since forever. So what makes this simple recipe so effective against the cold? You will be surprised to know that turmeric has many volatile oils which have a protective action against cold. None the less turmeric also has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
You just need to add a teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of milk. And there you go. This is your protective mechanism against cold.
Tea lovers, this is your easiest way out of a cough and cold. Ginger has numerous health benefits. One of which is fighting against cold.
You can just add a few pieces of chopped ginger to a cup of hot water and make your own ginger tea. You can also add some lemon for flavour.
Lemon and honey
A simple mix of lemon an honey can give you immense protection against cold. Mix two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. Drink if often and it shall protect you against infections. It has an added benefit of being a little tasty.
Holy basil and ginger
One thing is very common in every Indian home- Holy basil. Known for its property to protect against infection. It has been used very often. Just add a few basil leaves and chopped ginger to a cup of water. Boil it thoroughly, until the quantity of the fluid reduces to half. You will need to drink it at least twice a day for maximum results.
Want to get rid of your clogged nose? Try breathing some steam. Just hold your face over a pot of boiling water. And sure that you breathe only through your nose. Start slowly and eventually your nose will loosen up.
The most important thing that you need to do when you get down with cold is to stay warm. When you get cold all your energy is focused on eradicating the infection. It needs a lot of energy and all you can do is lay down under a warm blanket. Try staying in and under a warm blanket, until you are all fit and fine.
Peppermint is useful
Menthol is a special chemical present in peppermint. Menthol is good for a sore throat and cough. You can make use of peppermint in two ways- peppermint tea or steam breath. Just boil a few leaves of peppermint with water and consume it at regular intervals. You can also try steam breath. You know how normal steam breath works right? So you just need to make a few modifications. Add 3-4 drops of peppermint oil for every 150 ml of water. Don’t forget to cover your head with a towel.
It is very effective against a sore throat and coughing. Thyme has special chemicals called flavonoids which relaxes a sore throat and give relief against coughing. It also provided soothing effect against inflammation. To prepare thyme tea just add a few leaves of thyme leaves to boiling water. Boil it for a good 10 minutes and then consume it.
Water is the saviour
The simplest thing that you can do for protection against cold is- Drink warm water. I don’t mean, use hot water and char your tongue. No. Instead, use lukewarm water at short intervals. It not only keeps your throat clean but also prevents the growth of pathogens.
Try these simple and easily available ingredients. And stay away from a cough and cold this winter. Consume healthily, stay healthy!
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