It is the cold season and this is the period where many of us suffer from the common cold and coughs than in any other season. You need not keep visiting the pharmacy for drugs every time you catch a cold. The best solution is to make use of homemade natural remedies which work in a similar way just like the drugs, to treat the cold and contribute to adding essential vitamins to the body.

Here are some easy to make remedies:

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea not only tastes good but also helps in treating common cold and cough. The tea helps in drying running and dripping nose, thus expelling phlegm from the respiratory tract. Among various health benefits of ginger, it is known to soothe common cold and speeds up the recovery process.

Mixture of lemon, cinnamon, and honey

Another quite effective home remedy for common cold and cough is a mixture of lemon, cinnamon, and honey. This syrup effectively cures cold and cough. Another upside to it is that it is sweet and you enjoy drinking it.

How to make the syrup:

In half spoon of honey, add a few drop of lemon and a pinch of cinnamon. Have this syrup twice a day to cure a common cold and cough.

Luke-warm water

Drink luke-warm water frequently as it helps in fighting against common cold, cough and sore throat. Warm water reduces inflammation in the throat and helps in replenishing the fluids and infection out of the body.

Carrot juice

This uncommon home remedy is great to fight common cold and cough. It may sound strange but this interesting drink helps in relieving common cold and cough! The upside with it is that it also helps the body gain vitamin A that is essential in improving your eyesight.

Milk and turmeric

An essential ingredient found in almost all kitchens, turmeric has a strong antioxidant which helps in treating many health problems. Turmeric mixed in warm milk is a popular and effective way to fight against cold and cough. Drinking a glass of warm turmeric milk before sleeping helps in faster recovery from cold and cough.

Gargle with salt-water

This is an age-old therapy that effectively treats a cough and cold. Adding turmeric to this salt-water is also beneficial.

Honey and brandy

Brandy is known to keep your chest warm as it increases body's temperature and mixing honey in brandy helps in fighting a cough. Just a teaspoon of brandy mixed with few drops of honey treats a cough and the common cold.

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