Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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Cough is a very common symptom of many respiratory disorders. The reason we cough is to get rid of the irritation on the surface lining (the mucous membrane) of the throat and upper respiratory tract. Such irritation may be caused by certain foods, smoke, dust particles or excess mucus created by the membrane itself in order to soothe the irritation and inflammation resulting from an infection.
Inflammation in the lungs
Tightness in the chest
Difficulty in breathing
Cough Mix 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon finely grated horseradish (Muli) and 100 ml honey together in a jar and stand them in a pan of hot water. Keep this in a safe place to macerate for one day. Take 2 teaspoons of this mixture thrice a day.
Note: This infusion is not recommended for children.
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
100 ml honey
1 tablespoon finely grated horseradish
Keep yourself warm.
Do not over exert yourself.
Reduce the intake of oily food.
Make sure that the fumes from the horseradish (Muli) do not waft into your eyes.
Avoid foods that are high in fat content like meat, pickles, ice-cream, sugar and processed food etc.
Mix 25 gms of turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk and have it twice a day.
Mix 5 leaves of Basil (Tulsi) with 10 ml of pure honey and consume twice a day until cured.
Mix equal amounts of honey and ginger (Adrak) juice. Have 1 teaspoon, 4 times a day.
Having three corns of ground black pepper (Sabut kali mirch) along with a pinch of salt gives relief.
Mix 1 teaspoon of pepper powder with 4 teaspoons of jaggery (Gur). Make small tablets. Consume 3 to 5 tablets during the day.
Add five cloves (Laung) to a cup of honey and leave for a day. Have a teaspoon of it whenever you feel any kind of irritation in the throat.
Add 3 grams of dried marshmallow to a cup of hot water. Let it settle for 10 minutes and strain the mixture. Have three such cups per day.
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