Sometimes, you really don’t have to rush to the hospital or pharmacy at the slightest sign of a flu or cold. This is because there are so many homemade cold and flu remedies that you can try. In fact, most Indians use these remedies and they work all the time.
Apart from treating common colds and flu, these remedies come with no side effects at all. We discuss those homemade remedies for colds and flu in this article.
Homemade Cold and Flu Remedies
Below, we discuss the things that you can do to cure flu and colds at home.
Firstly, ginger tea tastes good. Secondly, it cures common cold and flu. In fact, ginger tea will dry running nose. Ultimately, this expels phlegm from your respiratory tract. Lastly, ginger will speed up you recovery process.
Lemon, Cinnamon and Honey Mixture
This mixture will cure cold and cough. You must add a pinch of cinnamon and few drops of lemon to a half spoon of honey. This syrup must be taken 2 times a day.
Generally, lukewarm water helps fight against a sore throat, cold and cough. This is because it reduces inflammation. Also, it replenishes the fluids thereby removing infection from the body.
Milk and Turmeric
Turmeric is a strong antioxidant. Therefore, it treats many health problems. You must drink a warm glass of milk mixed with turmeric before going to bed.
Gargle With Salt-Water
This has helped a lot of people over the ages. For better results, add some turmeric powder to the salt water.
Honey and Brandy
Naturally, brandy will increase your temperature. For it to work, you must add a few drops of honey to a teaspoonful of brandy.
Ginger and Salt
This is another great remedy. You must add salt to small pieces of ginger. Next, you will need to chew the pieces.
You will have to sauté a few garlic cloves in ghee (clarified butter made from the milk of a buffalo or cow). This must be consumed while still warm. The taste may be bitter but it will help greatly.