Treatment For common cold – 5 easy and simple steps!

Learn About Home Remedies For Common Cold

Common cold is more of a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system of your body, but is not fatal.

Sore throat, cough, headache, sneezing, running nose, blocked nose are some of the general symptoms of common cold. Most people frequently sense these alarming symptoms during seasonal changes of the year.

Common cold is more of a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system of your body, but is not fatal.

Sore throat, cough, headache, sneezing, running nose, blocked nose are some of the general symptoms of common cold. Most people frequently sense these alarming symptoms during seasonal changes of the year.

What about you? How sensitive are you towards seasonal changes? Well, don’t worry. It is a common myth that common cold frequents people who have weak immunity system, but let me clear this.

Even those who are healthy and have good immunity are equally prone to this infection. Since this infection is so common and frequently visits your body, I am sure taking medicines every time may seem to be a nuisance.

Of course, sometimes it may become mandatory to do so if your infection becomes severe and requires antibiotic medication for urgent relief. But it is always advisable to start controlling your cold at the initial stage itself through home remedies, rather than ignoring it to make it worse.

So now do you remember your mom or grandmother running after you with their special recipes of homemade medicines to help you get rid of your common cold?

Open Secret Of Cold

How much must you have troubled them? Aah! How much I miss those caring, loving and pampering days of my childhood by my dear mom. I remember one of the sayings of my professor when I had caught cold, though of course it is a well known secret – “Do nothing, and your cold will last several days. Do everything and it will last a week.”

It’S not uncommon for a cold to last a couple of weeks. The symptoms of the common cold usually begin 2 to three days after infection and last for around 2 to 14 days.

Common cold may make you feel dull, lethargic, irritated leaving you with a slight headache, light pain in the chest due to coughing and sneezing. Hogging on your favorite dish of food may seem like a dream with the infection holding you.

ence, I am sure you would want to discover quick and effective home remedies for cold. So lets have a look at it. Here are

5 Common Cold Remedies

1. Tea with a Natural Immune Booster

Garlic is a well-known immune booster, with anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties that can treat the common cold very well.

Peel off 2-3 garlic cloves and slightly crush and boil them in water for some time, and then strain off these cloves and add some lemon and honey. Now, this preparation is ready for you to enjoy the benefits of instant relief from your cold. Drink as much as you desire, it’s natural and is surely not going to harm you.

Suggestion: if you do not like the smell and taste of garlic in your mouth, you may opt for garlic oil capsules which are equally effective for your cold and is a natural supplement.

2. The Traditional Treatment of common cold

Now what do you mean by traditional treatment? As soon as you feel some itchiness in your throat, or some roughness, you can immediately understand it to be one of the indications for onset of sore throat or cold.

People in the olden days instantly used turmeric (the yellow powder) to kill the infection to avoid its aggravation. This is known as the traditional method. One of the easiest ways in which you can take it is just by adding a pinch of turmeric to hot milk and drink it.

You can even opt for a cup of turmeric tea. Boil 4 cups of water, mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder and keep for 10 minutes. Strain using a fine strainer if necessary and then mix in a little honey and lemon, your medicinal turmeric tea is ready.

You can also add 1 table spoon of turmeric to lukewarm water and gargle 3-4 times during the day to relief yourself from itchy sore throat.

Turmeric is rich in curcumin and volatile oils that have a therapeutic action and effectively helps people suffering from the common cold and cough.

3. A Healthy Herbal Home Treatment For Cold

Mix in 4 pods of cardamom, four corns of black pepper, four cloves, a few small slices of fresh ginger and a small piece of cinnamon in water. Allow the mixture to boil, turn the flame to low, cover the vessel and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes. Then strain the tea, mix in a little milk or honey and drink it hot.

This is an immune booster and will help you keep yourself away from common cold, cough and fever.

4. The Holy Basil – Natural medicine for cold

In India, basil is believed to be Holy because of its numerous health benefits. It is also known as Tulsi in Indian culture.

Take 15 washed tulsi leaves with 1.5 cups of water and boil them for about 10 minutes. Then strain this liquid and mix in 1 table spoon of lime juice and drink it while it is still warm.

This is a good combination with the medicinal benefits of holy basil and vitamin C in lemon that gives a good boost to your immunity against cold.

5. Homemade Lozenge

Much before the time of cold candies like “Halls” and “Strepsils”, homes in India used to have their lozenge-like remedies for cough and cold.

Here is a simple cure for common cold you can easily prepare. Chop a small quantity of ginger and extract the juice from it; roast and powder a few corns of pepper. Mix the ginger juice, pepper powder, a pinch of turmeric and add a little honey to make small balls of the paste.

Place these inside your mouth similar to like  you would do for a lozenge and keep sucking on it slowly for about 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this two or three times in a day for faster relief.

So, friends I hope, now you know how to drive away your common cold with the natural ingredients around you.

Try these simple yet effective cold remedies. It is not only natural, but also very safe and of course an effective way of boosting your immunity. Which one of them proves useful to you?

Let us know by giving your comments below. You can also share your own home remedies with our readers so that they benefit from them too.

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