Here are 15 best home remedies to fight a cold and cough.
[b]Ginger tea: [/b]It helps by drying up a running and dripping nose and expels phlegm from the respiratory tract. Also, ginger is known to soothe a common cold to make it bearable and perhaps even speed up the recovery process. [b]Milk and turmeric: [/b]Besides ginger tea or masala chai, warm milk and turmeric mixture is a popular and effective way to fight a cough. This mixture is applicable for children and adults too. Turmeric and milk are also healthy ingredients needed for healthy living. [b]Lemon, cinnamon and honey:[/b] Prepare syrup of lemon, honey and cinnamon to prevent a common cold. Here's how to: Put some honey in a pan, fill it to half and use a double boiler until it is thin. Then add a pinch of cinnamon and add lemon. Have this syrup to fight a cold. [b]Gargle therapy: [/b]Salt-water gargle is an age-old therapy for cough, but you can also add turmeric to it. Salt and turmeric fight cough and will give you relief that you really need. [b]Honey and brandy: [/b]Brandy keeps your chest warm or increases body heat, while honey helps fight a cough. A teaspoon of brandy and honey improves cough. [b]Water: [/b]Drink luke warm water to fight a common cold, cough and sore throat. Drinking warm water reduces the inflammation in the throat. Plus, water helps replenish the fluids in the body and washes out the infection. [b]Amla for prevention: [/b]Amla is a strong immunomodulator and protects from the onset of many diseases if taken regularly. It ensures the proper functioning of the liver and improves blood circulation. [b]Special spiced tea:[/b] Add tulsi, ginger and black pepper while preparing your tea. These three ingredients play an important role in fighting a common cold and cough. [b]Honey, lime juice and warm water: [/b]Lime water or nimbu pani is a perfect dose to improve digestion and for the circulation system. If you add honey to lime water and warm water it can be a solution to controlling cold and cough. [b]Flaxseeds for cold and cough: [/b]Boil flaxseeds until it thickens and strain it. Add a few drops of lime juice and honey. Consume the mixture for cold and cough relief. [b]Ginger and salt: [/b]Cut ginger into julians and add salt to it. Chew on these ginger julians to fight cold, cough and a sore throat. [b]Ginger tulsi mixture: [/b]Take the juice of ginger, crush tulsi leaves to it and add honey. Consume it to get relief from a cough. [b]Saute garlic:[/b] Saute a few garlic cloves in ghee and consume this when warm. It may sound like a bitter concoction, but it can help you fight the common cold and cough. [b]Jaggery solution:[/b] Boil water with black pepper, add cumin and jaggery to it. It will give you relief from chest congestion. [b]Carrot juice:[/b] It is not a common home remedy to fight a cold and cough, but carrot juice helps to fight a cough. It may be unconventional but it makes an interesting drink. Drink it to prevent cough and reap the benefits of carrot juice.