Managing Cold And Flu With Home Remedies
Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
30 March 2020

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Symptoms of most common ailments can be managed at home using a host of home remedies along with modern medicine. Most of these natural remedies for cold and flue are sitting in your refrigerator or pantry. They promise to help you on your road to recovery. Armed with these home remedies for cold and flu, you’ll be able to drive out those sniffles and wrestle those colds quicker.

Home remedies for coughs and colds

4 Fantastic Home Remedies For Cold And Flu

These home remedies help relieve colds and act as preventative measures too. Here’s how to increase immunity power and avoid a cold and influenza this winter.

  • Garlic: The humble and underrated garlic can contribute help you fight an infection. It has an anti-microbial effect and helps combat cold, cough, sore throat and fever. It is a decongestant and expectorant and also proffers a detoxing action throughout the body. The herb’s ability to tackle infection is linked to its active principle – allicin. Experts’ recommend having garlic juice for colds and coughs. Mix with honey and consume frequently through the day.
  • Turmeric: This golden spice is fabulous way to feel better during winter colds. Curcumin present in turmeric is a noteworthy infection fighter and immunity booster. It perks up the working of the immune system and helps avoid colds and infections. Tata Sampann haldi powder is hygienically manufactured and packed to provide minimum 3 % curcumin. Kick start your day with a glass of haldi milk, it’ll help you keep your immune system in top form!
  • Cardamom, pepper, cinnamon decoction: : Aromatic and warming, these condiments are help battle the cold. They reduce phlegm and congestion. An invigorating tonic, this decoction is comforting, especially in the cold winter. This decoction is one of the best home remedies for cold and flu.
  • Lemon: The powerful antioxidant properties of the vitamin C in lemons expedite healing. Lemon juice gives your immune system a huge boost and is helpful while fighting infections. It detoxes the body, helps lower fever and helps reduce effects of a cold. Have a glass of lemon juice mixed with a tablespoon of honey every day to avail its remarkable benefits.

Fuelling your body with healthy and wholesome foods helps it to battle infections faster and helps you to recuperate sooner. Garlic, chamomile and lemon have been known to enhance the immune mechanism; while soups, herbal teas and broths help keep you well hydrated. Alongside, when you are feeling under the weather, make sure to get ample rest and help your body recover quicker.


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