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What are different home remedies for Common Cold? – Part 2

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

7. Vitamin C
• 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily could reduce the incidence of colds
• Take it in the form of fresh fruits or juices or in supplement form.

8. Humidifiers
• Use some humidifiers in your room for a few hours every day.
• This will help soothe the irritation and inflammation of the air passageways.
• Both warm and cool mist humidifiers can be used to help to get rid of the mucus in the airways.
• This will also help you get rid of your cough.

9. Echinacea
• Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs used today for colds and flu.
• Take Echinacea every two to three hours.
• A total daily dose of three or more grams per day is recommended.

10. Linseed
• A hot poultice of linseed (alsi) should be applied over the front and back of the chest.
• This poultice may be prepared by mixing one cup or sixteen tablespoons of the seeds with a quantity of hot water that is sufficient to convert them into a moist mealy mass.
• This should then be applied carefully.
• Turpentine may also be rubbed over the chest.

11. Ginseng
• Ginseng root has estrogen-like properties that help in relieving cold.

12. Onion
• They are said to possess expectorant properties.
• They liquefy phlegm and prevent its further formation.
• One teaspoon of raw onion juice should be taken first thing in the morning for best results.

13. Elderberry
• Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a herb that has a long history of use as a folk remedy for colds, sinus infections and the flu.
• Anthocyanins, compounds found naturally in elderberries, may be the active component that strengthens the immune system.
• It blocks the flu virus from sticking to our cells.
• Health food stores carry elderberry juice, syrup and capsules.

14. Almond
• An emulsion of almonds is useful in bronchial diseases, including bronchitis.
• It is prepared by making a powder of seven kernels of almonds and mixing the powdered kernels in a cup of orange or lemon juice.
• This emulsion should be taken once daily at night.

15. Sesame Seeds
• An infusion of one teaspoon of sesame seeds that is mixed with a teaspoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt, and a teaspoon of honey can be prepared.
• This infusion can be given once at night for beneficial results.
• Take half a teaspoon of dry seeds pounded into powder and this should be mixed with two tablespoons of water and taken twice daily.
• A decoction of half a teaspoon of the same should be taken twice daily.

16. Warm Salt Water
• Gargling with warm salt water can help you loosen the phlegm in your airways.
• Simply add a spoon of salt to lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day.
• Do it once in the morning and once in the evening.
• In addition to this, drinking warm water with some turmeric will help you to get rid of the infection and soothe the inflamed airways.

17. Yogic asanas (body postures) that will help are:
• ekpaduttanasana
• yogamudra
• bhujangasana
• shalabhasana
• padmasana
• shavasana
• Simple pranayamas (breath-hoIding procedures) like kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma, ujjai, and bhramari

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