Hone Remedies for Cold and Cough.
Many of the peoples might have experienced a cold and cough during rainy and winter season. The reason could be weather change or a viral infection. Especially children are very much prone to cold and cough when there is the weather change and in most of the cases, it can spread/transferred to family members.
The symptoms of a cough and cold are running nose, sore throat, headache and body ache which make a complete day terrible.It spreads easily and generally cures in 5 to 6 days.
I am writing about few of the natural remedies for a cough and cold. Benefits of natural remedies are they are easy to make at home and safe from health point of view as there are no side effects. Few of the natural remedies are -
- Turmeric milk
- Honey and Ginger
- Spiced tea
- Turmeric and jaggery candy
Turmeric Milk is combination of turmeric and Milk.
Turmeric is a common spice used in India.Turmeric has antibacterial properties. It even has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Turmeric is used to relieve pain in a headache and body ache. It is used to apply on small cuts and wounds to prevent infection and heal wound as it has antibacterial properties.
Milk is a good source of proteins and calcium.
Turmeric milk is used to cure a cough and cold.
It also helps to get relief in a headache and body ache causing due to cold.
How to make turmeric milk
Keep one glass of milk for boiling add 2 to 3 crushed peppercorns and some grated ginger (can replace it with dry ginger powder). Allow it to boil properly add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder and switch off the stove.
You can add honey, jaggery or sugar for the taste. If you are adding honey, add it after switching off the stove.
Honey And Ginger
Ginger is one of the common spice which is used in Indian cuisine.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It has the main substance called Gingerol, which is responsible for the medicinal properties of ginger.
It is used to get relief from a cough and cold.
Honey is antibacterial, anti-fungal and reduces a cough and throat irritation.
Honey has many medicinal usages due to the enzymes present in it.
How to prepare a Ginger And Honey Syrup
First, wash the ginger root and grate it with the help of a grater.
Squeeze the grated ginger root to get its juice.
Then add 1 spoon of honey to it and mix well.
Have this syrup to get rid of a cough and sore throat.
Other home remedies for the cold and cough like Spiced tea and turmeric n jaggery candy will be covered in next post.Don't miss the same.