6 natural ways you can control cold and cough This Winters

written by Ritika Nath | November 09, 2021

There is no cure for the common cold or cough, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to combat it. We discovered a list of spices that relieve blocked noses and itchy throats. These spices are commonly found in our homes and are used in our daily cooking.

Coughing, sneezing, fever, congestion – the whole enchilada. People who have caught this nasty cold (and ruled out Covid with a negative test) are reporting a slew of horrible symptoms that last a week or longer.

Honey and hot lemon

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'A hot lemon and honey drink is a great, warming beverage that helps to soothe cold symptoms like a sore throat or congestion. The lemon juice relieves congestion and the honey soothes the throat while also providing anti-inflammatory properties – exactly what your body requires.

'You can also add ginger to the honey and lemon tea for an extra kick and immunity boost.'

Gargle with salt water

This isn't the most pleasant home remedy available, but it works. This is yet another fantastic method that relieves both a sore throat and a cough. Not only does this method have anti-bacterial properties, but it should also help to soothe tickly coughs and rid your throat and tonsils of any nasty bacteria.'

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Cinnamon

One of the most notable health benefits of cinnamon is that it relieves cold symptoms. It has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Cinnamon sticks soaked in warm water can help relieve a stuffy nose.

Clove

Clove contains anti-inflammatory compounds that aid in the treatment of coughs and colds. It is another traditional desi home remedy that can be chewed raw or mixed with hot water to relieve pain. Clove oil is used to clear blocked nasal passages.

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a common spice found in every Indian household, and it is effective in treating a variety of health issues. Turmeric is the star of this spice and is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This yellow spice has been used for centuries to prepare Ayurvedic medicine to treat respiratory diseases.

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Peppermint

The refreshing peppermint leaves contain menthol, which can numb the nerve endings in the throat that are irritated by coughing. Menthol can also help to break down mucus and relieve congestion.

 

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