Monday, 13 January 2014

Home Remedies For Common Cold and Cough

The common cold is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract which affects primarily the nose. There is no exact reason for the cold and cough . Its cause can vary from allergy,influenza or a viral infection.

Main Causes of Cold and Cough:

Exposure to cold or dust
Low immunity
Other irritating inhalations

Here we list some effective home remedies for common cold and cough

Turmeric powder (haldi) : Turmeric is the most effective home remedy in treating throat irritation during colds. Mix fresh turmeric powder and carom seeds in a glass of warm milk and drink it twice a day. It works well.

Ginger Tea : Take 10 grams of Ginger and cut into small pieces and boil in a cup of water.Strain, add a teaspoon of sugar and drink it while hot.

Vitamin C rich fruits : Vitamin C fruits like oranges,lemons,strawberries are most effective in treating common cold and cough. The vitamin C in these citrus fruits increase the body's resistance to virus and decrease the duration of the illness. Another easy way to get relief from cold is to drink warm lemon water, sweeten with a teaspoon of honey. Drink this at least thrice a day.

Garlic : Garlic boost the immune system. Finely chop 2 to 3 cloves of garlic and swallow it like any other medicine.

Foods You should avoid during cold and cough :

Deep fried foods
aerated drinks and ice-creams,cold beverages
confectionery and mithai