Home-remedies for cough and throat infections :- Did you know that your kitchen is a storehouse of spices that can cure a bundle of throat infections? Find out how!
The next time you catch a cold or struggle with a throat infection, instead of running to the nearest pharmacist, get to your kitchen.
Some of the commonly used spices like honey, pepper, garlic and ginger can help you a great deal to relieve your cough naturally.
Try these super effective home remedies and you'll realise why your grandma was right all along.
After reading this, don't forget to share them with your loved ones too:
Finely ground six peppercorns and mix it with a glass of warm water. Add six pieces of Batasha type of sugar candy. Drink it consistently for a few nights to get relief from cold.
Take 1 glass pure boiled milk and add a pinch of turmeric, two to three crushed pepperballs and drink it at bedtime for three consecutive nights to cure coughs.
Add three cloves garlic and boil it in milk. Drink this every night for relief from asthma and cough.
To reduce the severity of asthmatic attacks, peel 1 pod of garlic, macerate and boil in 120 ml of pure malt-vinegar.
Cool, strain and add equal amount of honey. Store in a sterile bottle.
Take 1 to 2 tsps of this syrup with a decoction of Fenugreek every evening and before bedtime.
4. Holy basil
Make a decoction of the tulsi leaves boiled in 1/2 litre of water, till only half the water remains.
Add honey and ginger and drink it when you have a tough cold.
A decoction of tulsi leaves with cloves and salt also gives immediate relief.
Chew a clove with a crystal of salt; it relieves throat irritation and cough.
Chewing a burnt clove is good for those suffering from a congested throat and recurrent cough.
Before bedtime, take five drops of clove oil, add one clove of crushed garlic and 1 teaspoon honey.
Mix well and consume this to get relief from spasmodic coughs like in the case of asthma, tuberculosis and bronchitis.
Take 2 to 4 tbsp of 1-year old honey every day.
Gargling with hot water along with 1 tsp honey helps relieve you from irritant coughs.
7. Sour lime
The juice of 1 lime in a glass of warm water along with 1 teaspoon of honey is ideal for dry hacking coughs.
You must sip this while it's warm.
If you have difficulty ejecting your cough, prepare a mixture of orange juice with a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp honey.
This also protects against secondary infection.
9. Bitter Gourd
Take 1 tsp bitter gourd root paste with 1 tsp honey or juice of holy basil and have it every night for a month to relieve chronic respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis, pharyngitis and rhinitis.