It is again that time of the year when the weather starts to change and you are more at the risk of health problems. One common health problem during this time is common cold. Common cold brings along a lot of discomfort. A heavy head, a runny red nose, and a sore throat, it makes you feel ill and weak. While there are thousands of tablets and syrups available to cure common cold, it is best to rely on home remedies for treating it. We still trust home remedies to cure problems like common cold and it works great for us. These remedies are free from any side effects, unlike medicines. First, let’s take a look at the common symptoms of common cold:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Watery eyes
- Feeling feverish
Here are some effective remedies for treating common cold at home:
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Turmeric is known for its antibiotic and antioxidant properties. It has contains curcumin which makes it a great drink for your health. Drinking turmeric milk helps you get relief from cold and cough really quickly. Take a glass of milk and add some turmeric to it. Drink it every night before going to sleep. Regular drinking of turmeric milk will help you keep cold and cough away.
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Ginger is a great ingredient for your cold and cough. It warms up your body while you are feeling cold, thus the best for you while you are suffering from common cold. Ginger helps you clear your blocked nose. It has anti-inflammatory properties which clear the congestion in your nose. You can prepare ginger water and drink it 2-3 times a day. Take some ginger, hot water and honey. Soak ginger in hot water for some time. Then strain it and add some honey. Your ginger water is ready. You can also add ginger to your soups and curries.
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Honey has antiviral properties and it is really effective in treating cold and cough. It also has antioxidants which keep cold causing viruses at bay. All you need is organic honey and a glass of milk. Mix a spoon of honey to the milk and drink it every night after dinner. You can also eat raw honey twice a day.
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Drinking something warm always helps you in treating cold and cough. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and makes a great beverage to consume during common cold. It gives you a quick relief from symptoms like a runny nose and sore throat. You can prepare your usual cup of green tea and consume it twice a day. You can add honey and lemon for taste.
You can also go for some steam to get relief from your stuffy nose. Do keep blowing your nose to get rid of that mucus that may go to your head.