(Last Updated On: 28th December 2015)

Common cold also known as nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, head cold, or simply a cold. It is so common viral infection that it can happen any time. And for treating it all we need is home remedy.

Throughout this article you will get to know how you can deal with this common problem, at your home.

Symptoms and Causes of Common Cold

Cough, sore throat, watery eyes running nose and nasal congestion are the signs of a cold. Common cold is viral infection of upper respiratory tract, nose and throat. And it can be caused by any of the 100 other viruses, responsible for it.

home remedy for cold

These home remedies can cure and control the common cold this season and will help you to stay fit.-

1. Noodles with Ginger

Cook noodles and add 25g fresh ginger, and 25g fresh onion white heads to it. Mix thoroughly and eat. Stay in bed after eating. Cook noodles, add peeled and crushed 15g garlic, and 15ml rice vinegar to it. Mix properly and eat. Stay in bed to perspire.

2. Ginger Slices for cold relief

Slice 30g ginger and boil in 300ml water. Boil until water is reduced to 100ml.
Peppermint and onion for cold treatments.

Boil 10g crushed green onion white heads and 10g peppermint to make tea to relieve headache due to common cold.

3. Osha for common cold symptoms

This herb is excellent for respiratory infections with excess mucus congestion. It has strong antiviral and immune-stimulating properties due to volatile oils contained within the root.
Boil 1-2 tsp of chopped roots in 1 cup of water for 20 minutes, and drink the tea.

4. Cinnamon and scalded milk for cold treatments

When the cold begins, add ½ teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon to 1 cup of scalded milk. Add a tablespoon of honey to sweeten, and drink while hot.

5. Rose hip tea – a common cold home remedy

Boil 1 teaspoon each of crushed rosehips and dried lemon peel in 1 cup of water.
Steep for about 20 minutes, strain and add honey to sweeten. Drink this tea to relieve cold.

6. Corn husk for common cold treatment.

Place 8 corn husks in 2 pints of water and boil for 30 minutes. Strain and drink. It is believed to relieve stuffy nose and headaches. Foot bath home remedy for cold. Boil ½ pound of mustard in 2 quarts of water for 10 minutes. Add the liquid to foot baths to treat colds.

7. Comfrey root for cold with congestions.

Boil 1 ounce of finely cut comfrey root in 1 pint of water for a few minutes and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Take a cup of the liquid 3-4 times a day. Comfrey reduces inflammation in the bronchial system. It also relieves headaches.

8. Castor oil and turpentine home remedies for colds.

Clear the congestion of your chest cold by rubbing 2 tablespoons each of castor oil and turpentine on your chest. Cover with soft cloth to keep warm.

9. Mustard for common cold symptoms.

Rub a generous amount of mustard on your chest. Cover with a dampened wash-cloth to relieve congestion.

10. Stuffed and blocked head treatment.

To clear a stuffed and blocked head, make a strong warm drink of magnolia buds in honey water.

Now when you know the home remedies for cold, you don’t have to panic for the irritable and running nose of yours. 😉 Please do not forget to share this article if found informative, and comment below your suggestions to help improve the quality of this content.

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