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Home Remedies For common Cold And Cough!

Dr.Samadarshi Datta 89% (57ratings)
MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Kolkata

Common cold and cough is a health problem which is very common and irritating. You can try these home remedies which are easy to use, inexpensive and easily available. The best thing about these remedies is they don't have any side effects.

Drink lot of fluids

Drink plenty of fluid. It helps clear up your congestion. Makes your throat moist and avoid dehydration. You can try water, tea, coffee, sports dring. Hot chicken soup is one of the ideals.

Inhale steam

The blood vessels can become irritated because of an acute upper respiratory infection, such as a cold or a sinus infection. The main benefit of breathing in moist, warm steam is that may help ease feelings of irritation and swollen blood vessels in the nasal passages.Hold your head over a pot of boiling water and breathe slowly through your nose.

Home remedies for common cold and cough

Salt water rinse of nasal passage

It can help a lot to clear your nasal congestion. Mix 1 teaspoon of iodide-free salt and 1/3 teaspoon baking soda with 8 ounces of lukewarm distilled/boiled water. Always use distilled, sterile, or previous boiled water when you make this solution. Otherwise, you might get an infection.Filled a netipot or a bulb syringe with this solution. Lean over a basin then gently squirt the salt water into your nose. Let the solution drain. Then do the same procedure on other nostrils.

Apply hot packs on your sinuses

Apply warm cloths over your sinus can help clear your nasal passage congestion and ease the irritation.

Ginger tea

The health benefits of ginger root have been discussed for centuries. Now we have scientific proof of its curative properties.The ginger tea itself tastes good and also helps in treating common cold and cough. Ginger in hot tea helps to dry up running nose. Curing a common cold and cough is one of the various health benefits of ginger.It is very easy to make the tea. Just boil the water with some slices of ginger, then use this water to make the tea.

Milk and turmeric

This is maybe the oldest known indian recipe to fight common cold and cough. Turmeric has a strong antioxidant which helps in treating many health problems. Drinking hot milk mixed with turmeric before sleeping will help you recover from common cold and cough.

Cinnamon lemon, and honey mixture

This is a very effective mixture for fighting against the common cold and cough. Take a teaspoon of honey and mixed it with some drops of lemon and a pinch of cinnamon dust. Taking this mixture twice a day will help you fight against the common cold and cough.

Brandy and honey

Brandy warms your chest by increasing your body temperature. Mixing honey with bandy will help you fight against the common cold and cough.

Tulsi, ginger, and black pepper tea

Add tulsi, ginger and black pepper while preparing your tea and this spiced tea is great for your health. These three ingredients play an important role in fighting a common cold and cough.

Flaxseed for cough tratment

Boil 2 tbsp of flaxseeds with 1 cup of water till it thickens. Let it be cold then add some honey and lemon in this mixture. It is a great recipe for the common cold and cough.

You can use these remedies but if your conditions are not improved then immediately seek medical help. 

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