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सर्दी और जुखाम के लिए आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Home Remedies Common Cold & Cough recipes in Hindi)
શરદી અને ખાંસી માટેનો આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Home Remedies Common Cold & Cough recipes in Gujarati)

Home remedies for common cough and cold

Home remedies for common cough and cold. Indian home remedies to cure cough and cold. What's a Common Cold and Cough? A common cold is called so because it's the commonest of all ailments and affects most of us more frequently than any other ailment. Throat irritation and blockage of the nasal passage usually accompanies a cold. It may also be accompanied by a cough which is the secretion of mucus due to infection of the lungs. What causes Cold and Cough? There is no exact reason for the cold and cough. Its causes can vary from an allergy, influenzasinusitis or a viral infection.

Honey Ginger Tea for Cold and CoughHoney Ginger Tea for Cold and Cough

However the most common reasons are:

• Low immunity
• Exposure to cold or dust
• Other irritating inhalations
• Allergies

Symptoms of Cold and Cough

• Runny nose
• Secretion of mucus
• Throat irritation

Haldi Doodh, Turmeric MilkHaldi Doodh, Turmeric Milk


4 Home Remedies to Overcome Cold and Cough

Here are some soothing natural remedies that will help keep you smiling through the cold.

1. Vitamin C rich fruitsVitamin C rich fruits such as oranges, sweet limes, strawberries, lemons etc. are extremely effective in treating and keeping cold and cough away. The high amount of vitamin C in these fruits increases the body's resistance to virus and decreases the duration of the illness. An easy way to enhance your intake of vitamin C is to have Honey Lemon Water. You just need to squeeze a lemon in a glass of warm water, sweeten it with a tsp of honey and drink it twice daily for at least 3 days. Want to indulge in a hot soup that soothes your throat and pleases your taste buds? Then try Lemon and Coriander Soup.

Honey Lemon WaterHoney Lemon Water

2. Garlic (lehsun) : Garlic is a real immunity booster. Finely chop 2 to 3 cloves of garlic and swallow it like any other medicine. It can also be used raw into salad dressings.

Crushing a clove of garlic into soups, stews etc. is also effective and greatly enhances their flavour. Garlic Vegetable Soup is a flavourful example of including garlic in your cooking which also pleases your throat.

Garlic Vegetable Soup ( Healthy Heart)Garlic Vegetable Soup ( Healthy Heart)

3. Ginger (adrak) : Cut about 10 grams of ginger into small pieces and boil in a cup of water. Strain and drink it while hot. Alternatively add ginger juice to a cup of warm water   and drink. You can check out the proportions in Ginger and Lemon Cup.  You can add finely chopped ginger and garlic to soups like we have done in Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup.

Ginger and Lemon CupGinger and Lemon Cup

4. Turmeric powder (haldi) : Turmeric is most effective in curing throat irritation during colds. Fresh turmeric powder and ajwain (carom seeds) mixed in a glass of warm milk in the form of Ajwain and Turmeric Milk when taken once or twice a day is the most useful curative measure. For those who have an aversion for milk can try it with water. Check the recipe of Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric.

Warm Honey Lemon Water with TurmericWarm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric


Foods to be Avoided during Cold and Cough

• Cold beverages, aerated drinks and ice-creams
• Deep-fried foods
• Confectionery and mithai
• Pickles, canned and preserved foods
• Alcohol

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6 Points to Fight Cold and Cough

1. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as they abound in nutrients which strengthen the immune system. Try not to cook the vegetables for a long period as it results in loss of volatile nutrients like vitamins B and C.

2. Drink plenty of fluids (water, vegetable soups and fruit juices) as they help to replenish the fluids lost during the illness. Try Garlicky Beetroot Soup – an easy to make and gratifying appetizer.

Garlicky Beetroot SoupGarlicky Beetroot Soup

3. Makes use of fresh herbs to flavour foods. Tulsi ka Kadha and Minty Spicy Lemongrass Milk are some classic age-old recipes which you can rely on.

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4. Avoid smoking as it aggravates the throat and interferes with the infection-fighting activity of the cells. 

5. Take rest and have a good sleep as it gives your body a better chance to fight the virus. 

6. Stay away from a dusty environment as that can aggravate the situation. 

See our Home remedies for common cough and cold. Indian home remedies to cure cough and cold and other Indian home remedy articles below. 

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Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich) recipe
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Garlic Vegetable Soup (  Healthy Heart) recipe
A sumptuous soup of mixed vegetables flavoured predominantly with garlic, this nourishing recipe is innovatively thickened with rolled oats. This not only makes the Garlic Vegetable Soup creamy, but also adds more fibre to this soup. Together, the ingredients make it a very heart-friendly concoc ....
Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric recipe
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Garlicky Beetroot Soup recipe
This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky Beetroot Soup, despite not using potatoes or cream ....
Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi, Mint and Ginger Drink For The Common Cold recipe
This herb packed and honey combed hot drink is just perfect to perk up your spirits when you are down with fever. While the benefits of tulsi and ginger in relieving congestion and soothing the respiratory system are well known, few know that vitamin C rich mint also helps in relieving cold and ....
Warm Lemon Water with Turmeric, Anti Inflammatory and Good for Cold recipe
With so much stress, pollution and junk food surrounding our lives, everybody is looking for methods to detox our body. Here is an easy and quick way to detox yourself early in the morning. Have it first thing in the morning and let turmeric and lemon work their magic. Turmeric powder (haldi), w ....
Ginger Tea, Ginger Tea for Cold and Anti-inflammatory recipe
A soothing drink with the refreshing flavour of ginger, the Ginger Tea is sure to warm your soul and make you feel better. Ginger has been traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory properties. From treating stomach upsets to certain types of cancer
Honey Lemon Water for Weight Loss recipe
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Jaggery Tea recipe
Jaggery Tea is a soul-warming drink that is ideal to have during the monsoon. It is made by boiling palm jaggery with hand-ground spices like pepper and coriander seeds. Traces of cumin and a strong flavour of dried ginger add to the refreshing flavour of this drink, making it the perfect cuppa ....
Ajwain and Turmeric Milk recipe
Some remedies come with a superb flavour, which is very apt for the condition you are in! This age-old remedy for sore throat is a perfect example. The healing properties of turmeric and ajwain are packaged with a soothing, slightly-spicy taste that will soothe your sore throat in a very appea ....
Ginger Milk Recipe, Home Remedies for Cough Cold recipe
A rejuvenating cuppa with the invigorating flavour of ginger, this Ginger Milk is sure to soothe your aching throat. Ginger’s medicinal properties are known to be beneficial against cold and throat pain, so we have made a wonderful, soul-warming drink by cooking the ginger in milk and sweetening it ....
Minty Spicy Lemongrass Milk recipe
A hot glass of milk can be very comforting indeed, especially when it is pepped up with aromatic spices. Here is a hot cuppa that will soothe your senses and rejuvenate you when a bad cold saps your energy. Lemongrass and mint leaves add vitamin C to this pleasing beverage, helping to relieve ....
Haldi Doodh, Turmeric Milk recipe
Haldi Doodh is often called the “Golden Milk” because of its absolutely glorious health benefits. From being antiseptic and antimicrobial to anti-carcinogenic, turmeric has a whole lot of healthy tricks up its sleeve. It is a very common ingredient f ....
Hot Apple Cider recipe
Hot Apple Cider is best had on a cold or rainy day. Made by boiling apple juice, cloves and cinnamon and straining the mixture which is then sweetened with honey and topped with some good brandy. Nice way to stay warm.
Kadha, Traditional Home Remedy for Cold and Fever recipe
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