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Common Cold

Common cold is an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract caused by the infection of virus. During the period of transition from one season to the other, a variety of factors conspire to weaken the immune system and make us vulnerable to colds and the flu. A person may suffer from common cold several times a year. A cold usually lasts for three to seven days.

  • Soreness of throat
  • Congestion of the nasal passage
  • Running nose
  • Body pains
  • Loss of appetite

Common Cold
  • Take a cup of water and add garlic, ginger, black pepper and tulsi leaves in it.
  • Boil the water and keep simmering on flame till the quantity is reduced to one fourth of the original quantity.
  • Add 1 teaspoon honey to this reduced quantity.
  • Drink it every morning and at night to get relief from cold.
Common Cold
  • Basil (Tulsi) leaves 8-10 pcs.
  • Garlic-2 cloves
  • Pepper 4-5 pcs.
  • Ginger 50 gm
  • 1 tspn Honey
Common Cold
  • Only fruit and vegetable juices are suggested in acute stage of cold.
  • Take a diet that is rich in Vitamin C in order to shorten the duration of cold and relieve the symptoms.
  • Inhalation of steam of boiling water at night is also beneficial.
  • Avoid all solid foods during the acute stage (severe cold).
  • Avoid curd, buttermilk, banana and oily food.
  • Do not over-exert yourself.
  • Take special care during winters by protecting yourself from getting exposed to the chill outside. Always Keep yourself warm to avoid the cold affect you.
Other Remedies
Common Cold
  • In the case of acute cold, boil 1 tsp pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric (Haldi) and have it once a day for 3 days.
  • A tablespoon of carom seeds (Ajwain) crushed and tied up in a muslin cloth can be used for inhalation to relieve congestion/blocked nose.
  • Boil 2 tsp aniseed (Saunf) in 1 cup of water till it is reduced to half. Take 1 tsp twice a day.
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