- It’s been called nature’s penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers.
- Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways.
- If possible add ginger and garlic and spicy peppers to your chicken soup
- For cold, steam inhalation is the best home remedy.
HOT AND SPICY FOOD:
- Chilies or spicy sauces to help ease congestion.
- Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain these ingredients,(OR)
- Simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip
GINGER AND LEMON:
1 cup water
Ginger root roughly chopped
- Bring water and ginger to boil under low flame.
- Later, squeeze lemon juice into it and remain it for some time.
- Next pour the liquid into a mug and have it.
MILK WITH GINGER, TURMERIC POWDER AND HONEY:
- Add turmeric powder, ginger powder and a teaspoon of honey to warm milk.
- This not only helps in curing cough but also relieves from body ache, cold and headache.
GINGER AND CINNAMON:
- Put 3 cups of water in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon or cinnamon powder into it.
- Boil it around 20 minutes and later take it.
- You may not feel like eating solid foods, but make sure to take in plenty of fluids.
- Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany
colds and flu.
- Try making a ginger tea by boiling ginger pieces in water for around 20 minutes.
HOT DRINKS LIKE COFFEE:
- Keep drinking hot drinks like coffee and tea or simply luke warm water.
- In a German study, the probiotics in yogurt have been found to shorten your cold or flu
by almost two days
- This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called allicin which acts as a decongestant.
- Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-radicals, the active oxygen
molecules that damage cells.
- Consume between 1 and 2 whole cloves of garlic every day.(OR)
- You can take garlic tea by boiling cloves in water for around 20 minutes.
FOODS RICH IN VITAMINS B6 AND B12:
- Vitamins B6 and B12 are healing nutrients, and foods that are high in protein are often great
sources of B vitamins.
- So get your fill of fish, milk, nutritional yeast, fortified soy milk and cereals, potatoes,
spinach, and turkey.
- Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake.
- Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit.
- Getting an increased amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, As smoking
increases both your risk of catching a cold and your body’s need for this protective vitamin.
GARGLING WITH HOT WATER:
- Gargle with hot water by adding a pinch of salt into it, it helps in curing the sore throat.
TEA WITH TULSI LEAVES:
- While preparing your tea, add few tulsi leaves and crushed ginger to it along with black pepper,
it is much relief for cough and cold.
VITAMIN C SOURCES:
- Citrus fruits aren’t the only foods high in vitamin C.
- Potatoes, green peppers, strawberries and pineapple can help as your daily cold-fighting
- The anti-viral properties in lemon fight infections and halt the progress of a cold.