Combat Cold & Cough - Home Remedies

Runny or blocked nose
Sneezing
Sore throat
Congestion
Headache
Low fever with body pain
Loss of appetite
Lethargy
Insomnia

Home Remedies

Keep the body warm especially the feet, chest, throat and head.
Take half a teaspoon of ginger juice with half a teaspoon of honey, three times a day (morning, noon and night).
Mix half a cup of warm water with one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
Dosage: Take several times a day. Those who cannot tolerate lemon should avoid.
In cases of dry cough (especially during the night), peel a small piece of fresh ginger. Sprinkle some salt on it and chew.
Take equal amounts of cardamom, ginger powder, black pepper and cinnamon (1 teaspoon each). Add sugar equal to the total amount of mixture and grind to make a fine powder. Take half a teaspoon twice daily, with honey or warm water after meals.
For sore throat, gargle with warm salty water (adding a pinch of turmeric) two to three times a day.

Dos and don'ts

Avoid

Cold foods and drinks
Ice cream, sweets

Fried foods
Milk products (cheese, creams, yogurt)
Sweet fruit juices
Breads
Meats
Nuts
Pastries
Sleeping during the day
Taking a cold shower
Exposure to cold wind, fans, air conditioners

Take

Boiled or steamed vegetables
Vegetable soup
Spice teas
Herbal teas
Hot milk with a piece of crushed ginger
Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed in milk provides relief.
Have a protein rich soup - chicken broth or soya soup

For difficult cases or chronic cases always prefer homeopathy it helps you definately.


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