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Home Remedies for Coping with Cold and Cough

Sudden weather changes immediately cause cough and cold to many. However, home remedies can work wonders for curing cough and cold. These remedies are traditional and used since ages to cure and prevent cough and cold. Read on to know more about home remedies for cough and cold. 


Cough and cold are common health problems which attack everybody with the changes in weather. However, if we follow simple home remedies we can prevent or get rid of cold and cough immediately. Have a quick look at some
home remedies to cope with cold and cough.


Drink Hot Water

Drinking hot water is a must if you are coping with cough and cold. Hot water helps to get rid of cough and cold. If you drink at least 2 glasses of hot water early in the morning as soon as you get up, you can get immediate relief from cough and cold. At the same drinking hot water early in the morning will help you flush out all the toxins from your body. If you try this remedy regularly even after getting rid of cough and cold it will help you to prevent cough and cold and help you stay healthy.  


Gargles 

Hot water gargle help to get quick relief form cough and cold. Not only cough and cold but also it helps to cope with soar throat. If you add a pinch of salt in hot water with which you gargle, you can get quick relief from cough and cold. Hot water gargles with a pinch of salt helps to kill bacteria thereby providing relief from cough and cold.  


Lemon Grass Tea

Lemon grass tea is one of the effective home remedies for cough and cold. Just take few twigs of lemon grass and boil it with water. You can add a pinch of sugar to this tea. Not only for coping with cough and cold but also you can have this tea as a beverage. Apart from curing cough and cold, lemon grass provides lot of health benefits. You can also consume lemon grass by boiling it with milk. It will add distinctive flavour to milk and at the same time help you to cope with cold and cough.   


Avoid Oily Food Stuff

If you are coping with cough and cold, avoid eating oily food stuff as much as you can. Oily food can increase cough and cold infection and make it difficult to cope with cough and cold. You should avoid eating oily food in general as well. Oily food is one of the main causes for health disorders.


Eat Honey

Eat spoonful of honey each day. Honey will act as syrup for curing cough and cold. It will give you best results as compared to any other cough and cold syrup. You can have honey with milk as well to cure cough and cold. Honey is also effective on constipation and digestion problems.


Drink Turmeric Milk

Add a pinch of turmeric powder to a glass of milk. Drink it regularly to cope with cough and cold. Normally, turmeric is taken with hot milk. To get best results you can take pieces of fresh turmeric root, boil it with milk for few minutes and drink it. Turmeric milk also acts a beauty remedy to get fair skin and cope with pimples. 


Black Pepper Powder and Salt

Take a pinch of black pepper powder and a pinch of salt, mix it with hot water and drink it. It is an easy and quick way to get relief from cough, cold and sore throat. You can try this remedy if you do not like to do gargles. Drink this mixture of pinch of black pepper, salt and water early in the morning to get best results.


Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is one of the best home remedies for coping with cough and cold. Take few pieces of ginger and boil it with you normal tea. Drink this tea twice a day to cope with cough and cold. You can drink this tea during your normal tea time.


Jal Neti

Jal neti is one of the yoga practices which help to cope with cough and cold. Jal neti is basically practiced with the help of water. It is the process of passing water through nose which helps to cleanse the nose and get rid of cough and cold. However, Jal neti should be practiced under proper guidance. It is one of the best ways to get rid of cold.

Follow any of the above mentioned home remedies to the ‘T’ to get rid of cough and cold. Many people get affected with cough and cold due to the changes in weather. However, if the cough and cold is severe you should consult your doctor.

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