5 home remedies to cure cough and cold without medicines in winter

The winter season can bring a lot of problems as people get more prone to suffering from cold and cough. Here are 5 home remedies for it.
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Cough and fever are some of the signs of fungal sinusitis. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Manasvi Jain Published: 21 Dec 2022, 14:20 pm IST
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The winter season is here and so is the time of cold and cough. Everywhere you go, you will find someone or the other coughing or wheezing during this time. It has been rightly called the common cold. Even though a cold or a cough is nothing serious, it can go on for days if not treated correctly and can be really troublesome. Having a cold can lead to heaviness in eyes, headache and drowsiness which makes it difficult to focus on everyday tasks. So, here is how to cure cold and cough with home remedies.

Our grandparents have always been active in providing instant home-based, all-natural remedies for all sorts of ailments. But for cold and cough, they will have a list ready. They will say “boil that,” “drink that” or “eat that” and guess what, these techniques actually work! These home remedies are not just hearsay. Over the years, many researches have been done and now these home remedies are doctor recommended ways to cure cold and cough.

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All you need to cure cold and cough is some dadi ke nuskhe! Image Courtesy: Adobe Stock

Here is how to cure cold and cough with these 5 home remedies:

1. Mulethi

Mulethi or licorice is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to curing cough. If you have a sore throat or have been suffering from constant bouts of cough then all you need to do is chew on a mulethi stick. When you chew on mulethi for cold and cough, its juice reaches your throat and soothes it, eventually curbing your coughs.

2. Honey, ginger, tulsi

We know that we have to drink warm beverages during a cold or cough but instead of just drinking plain warm water, make it more powerful by boiling some ginger and tulsi in it. Tulsi-ginger tea will help in opening up your sinuses and the addition of honey will relax the muscles in your throat to help you stop coughing.

Ginger and honey can ease winter cold! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Turmeric milk

Turmeric or haldi is an ingredient with anti-bacterial properties and is also rich in antioxidants. Having warm turmeric milk is a great immunity booster which will help provide relief from your cold and cough problem.

4. Salt water gargles

For this, all you need to do is heat some water until it is lukewarm and add 1 teaspoon of salt to it. Then gargle with this water and you feel your throat relaxing and feeling less sore. This will help in controlling your cough.

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Gargle with salt water to get rid of sore throat! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Vitamin C

Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C are known to boost your immune system and protect you with cold and cough causing viruses. This is a good prevention method. Eating amla, orange or adding lemon to your water in winter will do a great deal in protecting you against cold and cough.

So, give these super-effective home remedies a try and you won’t be troubled by coughs and colds anymore.

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Manasvi Jain is a professional writer with a keen interest in spreading awareness about various health and wellness issues through her articles. She writes well researched articles by connecting with various doctors and health experts. ...Read More

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