10 Fast Relief Home Remedies for Cold and Cough


Home Remedies for Cold and Cough

The common cold is virus. Virus attaches itself to the mucous membranes of the nose and throat and hijacks the cells that live there and forcing them to replicate more virus cell. When your body tries to fight off the virus the symptoms of the cold occurs.

Home Remedies for Cold and Cough

Below is mentioned natural home remedies to get rid of cold and cough.

Symptoms OF Cold and Cough

  • Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Itching eyes
  • Running nose

Natural Home remedies for cold and cough

1 Spice tea

  • Grind roasted coriander seeds quarter cup, one -half tbsp of cumin and fennel seeds and a quarter tsp of fenugreek seeds.
  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Add one -half tbsp of this spice powder and one -half tsp of misri.
  • Simmer or 3-4 minutes.
  • Add milk and bring to a boiling and strain it.
  • Drink it daily.

2 Honey onion syrup

  • Take 2-3 slice of red onion horizontally.
  • Put 1 slice of onion in a bowl and add raw honey.
  • Repeat the procedure until the bowl is full.
  • Cover the bowl and leave for 15-20 hours.
  • When you open  the bowl a syrup will be there.
  • Drink a tsp of syrup several times in a day.

3 Milk and turmeric

  • Boil the milk and add one-half tsp of turmeric powder and one -half of ginger powder.
  • Bring the milk at room temperature and drink it twice times in a day.

4 Gargle therapy

  • Mix a tsp of the salt in a cup of warm water .
  • Gargle it several times in a day.

5 Cinnamon

  • Mix a tbsp of the cinnamon powder and 2 cloves in a boiling water.
  • Allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain it and drink it slowly .

6 Flax seeds

  • Boil flax seeds until it become thick.
  • Add few drops of lime juice and honey.
  • Consume it daily.

7 Ginger 

  • Mix equal amount of the ginger powder , ghee,and jaggery.
  • Consume it daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

8 Saute garlic

  • Mix crushed garlic clove,2 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of honey,half tsp of red chili powder.
  • Consume it daily.


  • Boil  4-5 garlic clove in a cup of water and 1 tsp of honey.
  • Drink it daily twice time.

9 Jaggery solution

  • Boil a cup of water add cumin seeds, black pepper and jaggery to it.
  • Drink it daily.

10 Use saline spray

  • Mix 2 tsp of iodine free salt and 1 tsp of baking soda.
  • Add 1 tsp of this mixture in  warm water.
  • Fill a syringe of this solution and hold one nostril closed by applying finger pressure while squirting the mixture into the other nostril.
  • Let it drain and then treat the other nostril.

Cold and cough can be treated by home remedies with little precaution.

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Puja Gupta is a dietitian, Diabetic Educator. She has work experience of 5 years.She has worked on several research project with different companies Novo- Nordisk, Workthard ,BI, ELI Lilly as research co-ordinator. Education Diabetic Educator from Indore(MP),Masters in Foods and Nutrition

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