Instant Relief from Cold, Cough and Flu

Whether it is the ‘cough’ season or not, common cold and cough is a common occurrence and can affect one’s health at any time during the year. Going for medicines is a temporary solution and can only soothe the pain for a little while, whereas avoiding them can bring long-term relief. Here are some alternative solutions which would hopefully give you sustainable relief from common cold and cough.

Home remedies for cold cough

1. Ginger and Honey

 Things You Need

  • Remedies for cold, cough and fuGinger – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Crushed Black Pepper – a pinch
  • Lukewarm Water – half a cup (optional)

You can either mix the ingredients and take the mixture directly or you can mix them all in lukewarm water and sip it slowly. This should help ease the pain in your throat as well.

2. Salt Water Gargle

salt water gargleThings You Need

  • Warm Water – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

Gargling with salt water is one of the most recognized forms of curing common cold and cough. All you need is a cup of warm water (as hot as you can handle) and mix 1 teaspoon of salt. Do this at least 8 times a day to help soothe the pain. This solution helps to kill the bacteria in your throat. And also helps loosen up the mucus.

3. Clove and Honey

Things You Needclove and honey for cough

  • Cloves – 12
  • Honey

Take the cloves and burn them till the point they turn grey in color. Now grind them and make a powder of the burnt cloves. They will look like dark ash. Take half a teaspoon of this clove powder and mix it with one teaspoon honey. Take this three times a day and you will notice significant changes in your flu and cough.

For Prevention

Its always better to be safe than sorry! A cold or cough is a nuisance and can keep you awake throughout the night and can affect your productivity as well. Here are some ways to avoid them:

  • Wash/Sanitize Your Hands

Sometimes you really can’t avoid someone having such a virus and in such situations you pick the germ up very easily either by shaking hands or by touching the objects he/she has touched. So wash your hands often and if you do not have a sink nearby, keep a pocket sanitizer with you to prevent the germs taking control of you.

  • Stay Warm

Keeping warm is important to fend off colds. A chilled body is more prone to cough than a warm body/chest.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C for cold cough

It is always advisable to take Vitamin C tablets on a regular basis. Especially if your diet does not cover enough Vitamin C. A strong immune system can help prevent common cold and other regular ailments. You can make flu and cough season more bearable by eating fruits rich in Vitamin C.

 

 

 

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