Home Remedies for Cold & Cough


Simple home remedy for Cold

  1. Take pineapple to build up resistance against colds.
  2. Apply mustard oil on the bridge of the nose to relieve congestion in the nose.
  3. Lemon juice in hot water with honey is a good antidote for an incipient cold.
  4. Keep a cut onion in your bedroom, and you are not likely to catch a cold at night.
  5. Raw onions eaten twice a day will help to clear stuffed nostrils.
  6. To check an imminent sneeze, press a finger on the middle of the upper lip. The sneeze will subside.
  7. Consume daily a paste made of honey, ghee, turmeric powder and salt till the cold has gone.
  8. Take a few leaves of basil with honey.
  9. Take the mixture made of gooseberry powder, ginger powder and water ewice daily.
  10. To creat a rècurring cold, chew four black peppercorns on an empty stomach in the mornings.
  11. For a child with severe cold, mix a pinch of common salt with a teaspoon of lukewarm mustard oil, and apply on his chest morning and night.
  12. Inhaling the fumes from a turmeric stick heared over the e fire is an excellent remedy for cold.
  13. For acute cold, boil a pinch of turmeric and a teaspoon of pepper powder in milk. Have at bed time for three days.
  14. Make an infusion with ginger and water. Sweeten with sugar and drink it hot.
  15. Make an infusion with cuminseeds and girger powder in water. Drink twice a day.
  16. Boil a flake of garlic, a small piece of ginger, five peppercorns (crushed) and ten basil leaves in a cup of water for two minutes. Strain. Add a teaspoon of honey and have it every morning.
  17. Extract the juice from four basil leaves and a betel leaf. Mix it with honey and take it daily till the cold disappears.
  18. Grate a piece of ginger. Put the gratings in a glass. Squeeze half a lemon into it and top it up with hot water and a little honey. Stir well and drink the contents.
  19. Prepare an infusion with ginger paste, cloves and cinnamon.Add honey and drink it. Make a paste of nutmeg, poppy seeds and milk, and apply on the forehead and nose for quick relief from a running nose.
  20. Boil tamarind water with a little salt and half a teaspoon of ghee. Drink this to clear nasal blockage.

Simple home remedy for Cough

  1. A simple home remedy for cough is to have honey in a hot drink before bed time.
  2. Turmeric powder boiled in milk and taken internally relieves cough.
  3. Dry cough can be cured by gradually swallowing a mixture of cuminseed powder mixed with ghee.
  4. All kinds of cough can be cured by drinking the juice of ashgourd mixed with a little hot water.
  5. To relieve fits of coughing due to dryness in the throat, suck a few peppercorns. 6. Use an infusion of ginger thrice a day.
  6. Use an infusion of ginger thrice a day.
  7. Put a grain of salt into your mouth to stop a persistent cough.
  8. Taking a mixture of lemon juice honey and glycerine is an effective remedy for cough.
  9. Suck a whole clove without chewing it to soothe a cough.
  10. Chew a few leaves of basil, a betel leaf and a clove together.
  11. Boil a handful of tamarind leaves in water with half a teaspoon of asafoetida and a teaspoon of salt. Drink this thrice daily.
  12. Cut a ripe banana into four pieces. Fry in ghee till brown. Cool and eat twice daily.
  13. Have an infusion of basil leaves every morning.
  14. Make an infusion with fenugreek leaves, ginger and honey. Drink it thrice daily.
  15. Boil an onion, five basil leaves, five peppercorns and two cloves in one and a half cups of water till it is reduced to one cup. Drink it hot thrice a day.
  16. Three peppercorns with a pinch of salt and black cumin can be taken for relief.
  17. Mix together four teaspoons of jaggery and a teaspoon of pepper powder. Make into small balls and suck four of these each day.
  18. Apples bring great relief to a person with dry cough.
  19. Mix a tablespoon of poppy seeds with a teaspoon of honey and ten tablespoons of coconut milk. Take every night before going to bed.
  20. An infusion made with the bark of neem is said to cure cough.

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