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What are different home remedies for Winter Ailments? – Part 4

Winter ailments are the problems that arise during the winter season likely. They include conditions like:
• Cold
• Cough
• Asthma
• Bronchitis
• Eczema
• Chapping of skin
• Cold sores
• Nasal congestion
• Sinusitis

Home remedies for Winter Ailments

42. Bath
• The patient should perspire through steam bath, hot footbath, hot hipbath and sunbath.
• This will stimulate the skin and relieve congested lungs.

43. Honey
• Honey is considered highly beneficial in the treatment of asthma.
• At the time of asthma attack, a jug full of honey should be placed under the nose of patient.
• within few minutes the patient would start breathing easily.
• One can also mix 1 teaspoon honey in a glass of water and have it 3 times a day.
• This is very good home remedy for asthma.

44. Garlic
• The patient should be given garlic cloves that are boiled in thirty grams of milk daily.

45. Ginger
• Steaming ginger tea with minced garlic cloves should be given twice a day every morning and evening.

46. Turmeric
• A teaspoonful of turmeric powder with a glass of milk 2-3 times a day is recommended.
• It is highly beneficial when taken on an empty stomach.

47. Mustard oil
• During the attack, mustard oil mixed with little camphor should be massaged over the back of the chest.

48. Steam with caraway seeds
• The patient should also be made to inhale steam from boiling water mixed with ajwain (caraway seeds).
• This is one of the simplest asthma treatments.

49. Honey and lemon and radish
• Blend radish, honey and lemon juice together in a blender.
• Mix for about 20 minutes and cook in small pan on less heat.
• Take one teaspoon of it in the morning daily.
• This is good asthma remedy.

50. Cloves
• Boil 4-5 cloves in 125 ml of water.
• Add one teaspoonful of honey and drink the mixture twice or thrice a day.
• This is a good home remedy for asthma.

51. Spiegel seed
• Take 1-2 teaspoonfuls of Spiegel seed with warm water twice a day.
• This will help in minimizing asthma attacks.
• This is considered as an effective asthma remedy.

52. Dry grapes (raisins)
• Soak dry grapes in water at night and keep in cold milk for half an hour and chew them.
• In the remaining water add a little sugar and drink it.
• In a month the lungs will be strengthened and poisonous wastes will be removed from the body.

53. Powder of ginger and pepper and honey
• Mix one gram of dry ginger powder and one gram of black pepper in one teaspoon of molasses of honey.

54. General tips
• Air, sun and water are also great healing agents.
• The patient should sit in fresh air for sometime daily.
• Try to avoid dusty places, exposure to cold, mental worries and tensions.

Cold Sores Diet

• Avoid acidic and salty foods
Foods that are high in arginine are to be restricted when having cold sores are:
– Chocolates
– Peanuts
– Grains
– Peas
– Seeds
– Oatmeal
– Whole-wheat
o Avoid tea and coffee.
o Eat vitamin rich diet.
o Include vitamin A, C and E, Zinc and iron in the diet.
o Eat fresh food with high antioxidants and high complex carbohydrates.
o Avoid processed food.
o Eat lots of fruits and green leafy vegetables.


• Do not use cosmetic products in an attempt to hide cold sores.
• Burying the cold sores under a layer of makeup will aggravate the problem.
• Avoid picking or pinching at a cold sore.
• This poses a high threat of bacterial infection.
• Never touch the cold sore and then touch your eyes or genitals.
• This will simply spread the infection.
• Make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly.
• Use a hand sanitizer after touching a cold sore.

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