Grapes to treat Cough

Grapes is one of the most effective home remedies for treating cough. Grape juice helps to tone up the lungs and helps relieve cough.

Grapes act as an expectorant also.  It helps loosen cough and mucus. 

Grapes are also rich in Vitamin C which helps strengthen your immune system. Add it regularly to your diet to stay away from cough.

Mix grape juice with some water and honey and drink it to fight cough in a few days.

It is important to make fresh grape juice. Using bottled grape juice with added sugar will have provide you with these health benefits. Instead it will aggravate your condition. So always use freshly squeezed grape juice for this home remedy.

Eucalyptus for Congestion

Add few drops of eucalyptus oil to your steam inhaler. This helps open up the congested air ways and helps you breath better when you are having a cold.

Tamarind for Cold Relief

Tamarind is an effective home remedy for common cold. Extract the pulp from tamarind and make a soup by adding pepper, garlic and salt to it. Drink this to get relief from cold.

Okra for Dry Cough

Okra also called lady's finger has been used in ancient medicine to treat persistent dry cough and throat irritation. The high fiber content also helps to flush toxins from your system.

Amla for Cold and Cough

Amla (Indian Gooseberry) has the richest natural source of Vitamin C and is an excellent anti-oxidant which helps increase immunity in the body. Regularly eating amla helps prevent common cold and cough.

Cardamom for Cold

Cardamom is a spice which has a strong and unique aroma and taste and is used extensively in Indian Cooking. Because of its intense flavor and smell a small amount goes a long way. Cardamom is used in ancient medicine to provide relief from common cold.

Powder the seeds of a cardamom pod and mix it with honey and eat it two times a day.

Horse Gram Soup for Cold and Cough Relief

Eating horse gram dal (lentil found in most Indian Grocery Stores) helps to warm your body and break the mucus and congestion caused by common cold.

Boil or pressure cook some horse gram. Extract the water and make a warm soup and drink it to get relief from persistent cough and cold.

Teas for Common Cold

Drink warm tea provides relief from common cold. Here are some of the teas to help soothe away your cold:
  • Peppermint Tea
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Mint Tea
  • Lemon Tea
  • Ginger Tea

Steam Inhalation for Common Cold

Steam inhalation provides immediate relief for common cold especially if you have a stuffy nose. Take boiling water and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to it. Cover your head with a blanket and inhale in the steam. this provides immediate relief and unblocks the stuffy nose

Pepper for Cold

Adding Pepper powder to a teaspoon of honey and make a thick paste and swallowing it also helps with common cold

Water for Cold

Drinking plenty of water and staying well hydrated is the best home remedy for common cold

Lime for Cold Relief

Lime juice is rich in vitamin C and added to honey to relieve cold symptoms. Lime juice can also be added to coconut milk to relieve chest congestion.

Celery for Common Cold

Take the juice from a few celery stalks. Mix this juice with lemon juice and drink it to remedy common cold.

Orange Juice for Cold

Vitamin C in orange juice is good for cold and boosts your immune system. Keep drinking the juice from fresh oranges to prevent common cold. If you have a cold keep drinking lot of fresh juice (with no added sugar) to reduce the duration of your cold.

Ginger Juice for Cold and Cough

Ginger juice provides excellent relief for cough and cold.
Take a piece of fresh ginger and clean it thoroughly. Peel the skin. Use a small grater to grate the ginger. Squeeze the grated ginger to extract juice from it. Mix fresh ginger juice with honey and take a tablespoon every few hours.

Tulsi for Cold Relief

Tulsi also known as Holy Basil is used commonly in traditional Indian medicine to cure common cold and cough.

Take a few leaves of fresh tulsi and wash it clean. Boil some water to a sauce pan and add the tulsi leaves to it. Simmer and keep it covered for 5 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the leaves steep for 10 minutes. Drink the warm tea while chewing on the tulasi leaves in it to get good relief from cold and cough.

Garlic for Cold

Garlic contains antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. The oils in garlic help open up the respiratory passages and is very effective in the treatment of common cold. It helps break down the congestion caused by common cold. Garlic helps to flush out the toxins from your system.

Add lot of garlic to make a your favorite soup and sip this warm soup to get immediate relief. You can also add garlic to milk and boil it together for a few minutes. Drink this warm milk before going to bed to get relief from cold.

Lemons for Cold

Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and is an important home remedy for common cold.  The Vitamin C in lemon juice helps increase body resistance and reduces toxicity in the body.

Add lot of lemons to your daily diet to boost your immune system and prevent common cold or drink it when you have a cold to shorten the duration of the cold.
Dilute lemon juice in warm water and keep sipping it twice daily to fight cold.

Pineapple Juice for Cold

Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C and they help to break down the mucus. Extract juice from the pineapple and add warm water and honey to it and keep drinking it to reduce the duration of your cold.

Mint Juice for Congestion

Mint juice can help relive congestion caused by common cold.

Take a few leaves of mint. Wash and clean them thoroughly. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the mint leaves and extract juice from them. Drink a tablespoon of this juice every 4 hours to break the congestion caused by cold.

Warm Turmeric Milk for Cough

Take a cup of milk and boil it. Add 2 pinches of turmeric powder to this hot milk and mix thoroughly.
Bring this milk to the temperature which you can drink. Keep it at the warmest temperature you can drink.

Sip this warm milk before going to bed to get good relief from cough and get a good nights sleep.

Ginger Tea for Cough

Take a two inch piece of ginger. Wash it clean and remove the skin. Using the back of the knife is an easy way to peel ginger.

Heat about 2 cups of water in a sauce pan. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Add ginger to the boiling water. Allow it to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove and allow the ginger tea to steep for 5 minutes.

Strain the tea and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink this warm tea to sooth away your cough.

Honey and Lemon Remedy for Cough

Take a juicy lemon. Extract the juice from it. You can keep it in the microwave for a few seconds to extract the juice from the lemon easily.

Take a tablespoon of the lemon juice and mix it with a teaspoon of honey.

Drink this twice or thrice a day to get relief from cough.