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What are different home remedies for Common Cold? – Part 1

What is Common Cold?

• The common cold is an infection of one’s nose and throat that are caused by viruses.
• We catch about two and four colds a year.

Symptoms of Common Cold

• Runny nose
• Cough
• Nasal congestion
• Sore or itchy throat
• Sneezing
• Watery eyes
• Mild headache
• Mild fatigue or body aches
• Fever less than 102 degrees

Home Remedies for common Cold

1. Zinc Lozenges
• Zinc is an essential mineral.
• It is required by more than 300 enzymes in our bodies.
• Meat, liver, seafood and eggs contain zinc.
• Zinc lozenges are often found in health stores.
• Zinc helps to reduce the duration of cold symptoms.
• Take it within 24 hours after the appearance of cold symptoms.
• Zinc also reduces the severity of symptoms.

2. Vitamin D
• People with higher levels of vitamin D may have a reduced risk of catching the common cold.
• Take Vitamin D supplement daily.

3. Astragalus
• Astragalus root has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen immunity.
• It prevents colds and flu.
• Astragalus has antiviral properties.
• It stimulates the immune system.
• Astragalus is also an antioxidant.
• Astragalus can be found in capsule, tea or extract form at health food.
• A bowl of soup boiled with astragalus root is often recommended.
• Take it once or more per week throughout the winter in order to prevent colds.

4. Ginger
• Prepare a mixture of half a teaspoon of the powder of ginger, pepper, and cloves.
• Take this mixture, three times a day.
• It may be licked with honey.
• It can also be taken as an infusion with tea.
• The mixture of these three ingredients has also antipyretic qualities.
• It is effective in reducing fever accompanying bronchitis.
• It also tones up the metabolism of the patient.
• Ginger root is another folk remedy for cough, colds and sore throat.
• It’s used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat coughs.
• It is also used for colds accompanied by runny nose.
• Hot ginger tea is a popular home remedy for cold symptoms and sore throat. Honey and lemon are sometimes added.

5. Garlic
• Garlic is one of the more popular home cures for colds.
• Have chicken soup with lots of garlic or a drink made with raw crushed garlic to help with common cold.
• The patient should be given garlic cloves that are boiled in thirty grams of milk daily.
• The cold-fighting compound in garlic is thought to be allicin.
• It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
• Allicin is what gives garlic its distinctive hot flavor.
• To maximize the amount of allicin, fresh garlic should be chopped or crushed and it should be raw.
• It is also available in pill form.
• Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder should be administered with half a glass of milk.
• It should be taken about two or three times daily.
• It acts best when taken on an empty stomach.

6. Honey
• Honey is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of asthma.
• One can also mix 1 teaspoon honey in a glass of water and have it 3 times a day.
• This helps in children’s coughs and helps them sleep better.
• Honey works by coating and soothing an irritated throat.
• It has antioxidant and antibacterial effects.
• Dark-colored honey, such as the buckwheat honey is particularly high in antioxidants.

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