Home remedies for Cold
As the cold wave hits the country, headache, running nose, cough, fever, sore throat are few symptoms of cold that affects almost everyone. It is most common in winter. No accurate cure for cold has been established but fortunately home remedies helps a lot in treating the problem.
Here are few home remedies straight from the kitchen to avoid cold and also can quickly cure the problem with just no side effects.
Chicken soup is found to be most beneficial drink during cold. It has cysteines which help in thinning mucus.
Recipe for homemade cold and cough syrup—take honey and apple cider vinegar in ¼ of cup each. Mix it well and pour in a seal tight bottle. Take one tablespoon of it after a regular gap of four hours.
Salt water gargle helps in relieving pain. However, saline drops are also beneficial. Put the drops after a regular interval of six hours in each nostril. Sesame oil is also a good substitute for saline drops.
Prepare a cup of hot tea with honey. It is equally beneficially as chicken soup. It helps in clearing the blocked nasal passage and makes you feel better. Even tea can also be prepared with ginger, mint, thyme, lemon and garlic.
Add two cloves of chopped garlic in one glass of hot water. Add a pinch of turmeric powder. It is considered as an excellent antidote.
Inhale the crushed ajwain (carom seeds) tied in a cloth. Its smell will helps in relieving blocked nose.
Vitamin C helps in cold by boosting the immunity system.
Drink plenty of water to help thinning the mucus.
Take a off of a day or two and take rest. It will not only make you feel better but your colleagues will also appreciate for not spreading it to them.
Skip the exercise or morning walks if your body is not allowing you to go out.
Stay indoors and protect yourself from cold air. Make yourself comfortable, keep covered and stay warm.
Boil the water in a cooking pot and add vaporizer to it. Cover your head with a towel, lean over and take steam. It will help in loosening the mucus.
Stop smoking. According to experts, smokers not only face the tough time in comparison to non-smokers but it also increases the risk of getting pneumonia and such other problems.
A hot alcoholic beverage is good when you are feeling itchy and achy but it has its great side-effect. It increases the chance of dehydration of mucous-membranes that worsens the case. So, better stop or at least cut the consumption of alcohol.