Home Remedies for Common Cold

Most countries with 2 seasons in tropical area nowadays are having rainy season. Whilst countries with 4 seasons majority are entering winter season. It is common to see many people usually are having cold during those particular seasons. There are several practical Home Remedies to prevent it while at the same time can cure your cold.


- The most important thing is always to drink warm water and avoid drink cold or with ice. It would be the best thing to avoid any cold food too.

- Have lots of liquids like tea, soups, etc, daily. This will replace important fluids lost during the cold and help flush out impurities.

- Enjoy yourself with a hot chicken soup and add ginger plus onions. Another alternative is, make hot chicken soup with lots of garlic. Have when hot. It will help unclog your nasal passage.

- Garlic soup is an old remedy to reduce the severity of a cold, and should be taken once daily. The soup can be prepared by boiling three or four cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water. Garlic contains antiseptic and antispasmodic properties, besides several other medicinal virtues.

- Hot teas with ginger or chamomile are also great to treat your cold. Do not forget to combine them with honey instead of sugar.

- Ginger tea, prepared by adding a few pieces of ginger into boiled water before adding the tea leaves, is also an effective remedy for colds and for fevers resulting from cold. It may be taken twice daily.

- About ten grams of ginger should be cut into small pieces and boiled in a cup of water. It should then be strained and half a teaspoon of honey added to it. This decoction should be drunk when hot.

- One tablespoon luke warm of honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

- One lemon should be diluted in a glass of warm water, and a teaspoon of honey should be added to it. This should be taken once or twice daily.

- Five drops of garlic oil combined with a teaspoon of onion juice, and diluted in a cup of water, should be drunk two to three times a day.

- Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder mixed in 30 ml of warm milk, and taken once or twice daily, is a useful prescription for these conditions. Turmeric powder should be put into a hot ladle. Milk should then be poured in it and boiled over a slow fire. This mixture should then be drunk by the patient.

Common Cold and Stuffy Nose Treatment

- Blow your nose often, rather than sniffing back the mucous.

- In case of a running cold, smoke from the burning turmeric should be inhaled. It will increase the discharge from the nose and provide quick relief.

- Put 2-3 drops of salt water in your nose in the morning and before going to bed. Salt keeps the nasal passage moist; the saline solution also helps thin the mucous so you can get rid of it at regular intervals.

- Inhale turmeric fumes, for this tie some turmeric in a clean cloth and light stuffy nose.

- Boil some water and allow it to cool, now add ¼ teaspoon table salt to it. Put 2 to 3 drops of this solution in your both the nostrils before meals and going to bed.

- Mix natural apple cider vinegar and water in equal parts. Boil this solution in a pan, when the fumes rises lean over the pan and inhale the fumes.

- Prepare a solution using 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and Pine Essential Oil, 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 7 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Inhale vapors of this solution by putting it on a cotton ball or an aromatherapy diffuser.

- Warm mustard oil to which you have added 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Apply this on your nose, chest and back just as you would a bottle of Vicks. Cover up and sleep.

- Boil half a bowl of water, add few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam.

- Soak your feet in warm water, it will help relieve any headaches or nasal congestion you get during your cold.

- Other useful measures are a mild sunbath, fresh air and deep breathing, brisk walks, sound sleep, and adjustment of one’s clothes and habits to the requirements of the season so as to nullify the effect of weather fluctuations.

Also if you are always feel tired, it could weaken your immune system and thus any bacteria or virus will enter your body very easy. The most important thing is get your energy back to avoid tiredness.

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