Some health problems do happen during the change of seasons and some others during the season. Cough and the common cold are such a problem that happens during the winter season.
Generally, cough is a natural response of our body to expel mucus, phlegm or irritants and food particles through nasal passages or lungs. But during bad weather particularly and in winter specifically normal coughing is very common.
While there are many medicines are readily available in the market for common cough and cold. But such medicines are also having several side effects.
Most Indian households also trust household remedies to treat common cold and cough. These home remedies are also free from side effects, apart from treating common cold and cough effectively. Some of these home remedies that will help you to treat cold and cough are mentioned here.
The mixture of honey, lemon, and cinnamon
Honey is a sweet viscous liquid made by the honeybees generally which can be used in various ways to fight cough and cold.
Honey can be used as a soothing agent. When taken orally as it helps to coat the throat to suppress throat irritation. The mixture of honey, lemon and cinnamon also helps to cure a common cold and cough.
Milk and turmeric
Turmeric is commonly found spice in Indian homes. Besides its other medicinal and anti-bacterial properties, turmeric mixed with warm milk provides relief within a very short time.
Ginger with warm water and honey
It is loaded with nutrients and bio-active composition that have powerful benefits for your body and brain Ginger is known for its medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties for ages. Ginger taken with warm water and honey is beneficial for cough relief.
If the cough is blocking your nasal cavities or throat, taking steam can help. Its moistures free up your breathing by loosening mucus which helps you to cough it up.
Chicken soup other than several health benefits has been known for its beneficial effects for relief in cold and cough.
Gargling with hot water and salt
This remedy is one of the most effective and simple in treating dry and sore throat. It helps in loosening mucus and phlegm in the throat. This has been used extensively by all of us for ages.
Jaggery with warm water
Cane Sugar (Jaggery )which is a common household item can be mixed with warm water, black pepper, cumin seeds to provide relief from chest congestion.
Anar in India provides a wide variety of health benefits. Pomegranate commonly known as anar has got worth mentioning effect in the removal of cough and cold due to its heating action on the human body. It is also rich in vitamins A and C which boosts immunity.
Hot beverages or drinks like spiced tea, black coffee, herbal tea, etc. are found to be beneficial in providing relief from congestion in the throat and nasal cavities.
Other than this, hugged eating habits should also be taken into account and all harmful food products which contribute to cold and cough should be avoided.
So this winter tries out these home remedies to get rid of common cough and cold. Have a happy winter!!