Home Remedies For Cold and Cough

There are very many reasons for cold and cough. Intake of cold food, cold drinks and fried stuff etc causes cough. Seasonal changes is also one of the reasons for cough. Improper digestion of food transforms into a mucus toxin and this circulates through the body and reaches the respiratory system, where it causes colds and coughs.
The main signs that indicate the presence of cold & cough are running or blocked nose sneezing, sore throat, congestion, headache, low fever with body pain, loss of appetite, lethargy and sleeplessness.
Home Remedies for cough with onions, grapes & almonds:
1. Onions are useful in removing phlegm. Chop raw onions into fine pieces and extract juice from it. 1 tsp of this juice should be mixed with 1tsp of honey and kept for 4 to 5 hrs. This makes an excellent cough syrup and can be taken twice daily.
Crush a medium sized onion, add the juice of 1 lemon and then add 1 cup of boiling water to it. A tsp of honey can be added for taste. This mixture can be taken 2 - 3 times a day for good relief from cough.
2. Almonds are useful for dry coughs. Soak seven kernels of almonds overnight and remove the brown skin. Make a fine paste out of it. Add 20gms of butter and sugar to the paste. This paste can be taken in the morning and evening for good relief from dry cough.
3. Grapes act as an expectorant. Grapes tone up the lungs and acts as an expectorant, giving relief from simple cold and cough in a couple of days. A cup of grape juice mixed with honey gives good relief from cough.
Here are some more simple home remedies to control cold and cough:- Add honey and a pinch of salt to orange juice and drink it to get relief from cold, cough and throat pain. Include cabbage regularly in food to control cold and cough. Add pepper to guava to get relief from phlegm. Having cow's milk with honey cures cold. Fresh cow's milk with turmeric powder, drink early morning to get relief from dry cough. For children add tulsi leaves juice to mother's milk for cold. Burn onion directly in the flame and eat to remove cough and chest congestion. Betel leaves juice with honey helps in getting relief from cough. Having a glass of milk with turmeric in the night gives relief from cold and cough. Taking steam with Vicks VapoRub gives good relief from cold. A warm drink also soothes the entire respiratory tact.
Home Remedies For Cold and Cough