Having tremendous cough and cold? Unable to sleep properly at night due to nose block? Having sore throat due to violent cough? Feeling like the cough has set into your lungs?
Cough and cold is a very common disease specially to places or countries where there is high humid in the air and weather changes very rapidly like Indian Subcontinent. Now, though this problem is very common, the proper relief is not that much visible. The main discomforting effects of cough and cold are sore throat, body ache, nose block, chest pain, lethargy etc. There is a saying regarding cough and cold in Bengali which means,”Cough and cold is such a problem which takes a week to recover if left untreated and will take 7 days if treated”. Hilarious, isn’t it? It means, irrespective of the fact that you go to the doctor or not, the effects of cough and cold won’t go away before 7 days. Here are 10 home reliefs you can take help if you are having cough and cold and facing the discomforting side effects. Not only, those will provide you comfort during the pink nose days, few of them if you can continue regular basis will prevent you for having cough and cold altogether or at least reduce the tendency of catching cold to 60 – 70%.
Here Are 10 Home Remedies To Relief From Cough And Cold:
1. Honey and Basil Leaf
Basil leaves are quit well known herb in Ayurveda. It has very potent fungicidal, anti bacterial and antibiotic properties and can be used to cure fever, good for fighting with diabetes, protect the heart, stress beater, use to dissolve kidney stones, acts wanders on skin and hair etc. And honey acts as a body warmer. So, take 1 tablespoon of honey along with 2 – 3 basil leaves everyday morning on empty stomach. It will not only heal cough and cold but also reduce the chance of it further by 50 – 60%.
2. Honey, Basil and Ginger Juice
Add basil leaves juice, ginger juice and honey in 1:1:2 ratio and take 2 – 3 times a day in get relief in cough and cold till the effects subside. Very effective and tasty remedy for cough and cold.
3. Ginger, Cardamom and Clove Tea
Make liquor tea and add ginger / cardamom / clove into the tea to get instant soothing effect on sore throat.
4. Garlic Clove
Take a garlic clove, chew it properly and swallow the same everyday morning on empty stomach. It gradually reduce the chances of cough and cold around 60 – 70%. A fair warning though, do use a strong flavored tooth paste and mouth wash after this activity if you do not want anybody to know your little secret!! Otherwise you will be having a very foul breath throughout the day and people will come to know about it.
Licorice root works wanders on cough. I can swear that it is better than any cough syrups available in the market. So take a small piece of licorice into your mouth before you go to bed each night and it’s juice will protect you for overnight allowing you to have sound sleep. Say goodbye to those sleepless nights in cough and cold where you have woken up in the night due to cough. It tastes good as well.
6. Piper Cubeba
Piper cubeba works the same way as Licorice though I must warn you. Do not take kabab chini alone, rather take it with Licorice. Piper cubeba does not taste good at all.
7. Normal Saline Water Gargle
Add 1 tablespoon of salt into a glass of water and gargle with it to heal your sore throat.
8. Hot Water Vapor
Take hot water vapor which will not only help you to unblock your blocked nose but also it will help dissolving the coughs in your lungs. It will also help in reducing headache during cough and cold.
9. Mustard Seeds
Take a handful of mustard seed into a handkerchief and knot it. Now rub it with your hand for few times. Now smell the Mustard Seed balled hanky. Your nose block will be unblocked and you will have sound sleep for which you will be very much thankful to those seeds!
10. Mustard Oil Massage on Chest
This helps dissolving any cough which you might have on your lungs. It will also help in chest pain due to cough and with the heat of mustard oil, your cough and cold will go away if properly done for 3 – 4 days.
So go ahead and try those remedies at home to find relief when you are facing those dreadful days!! You will definitely get relief from your problems in cough and cold.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.