What is common cold?

A common cold is an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract caused due to infection. A cold usually lasts for 3- 10 days. It can be caused due to viruses, allergies etc.

Symptoms of cold

There are several symptoms of common cold. The initial signs are feeling of soreness f throat and congestion of the nasal passages. Further one experiences running nose, sneezing, feverish, headache, aches and pains in body etc.

Home Remedies for Colds

One can find many medicines in the market which no doubt is helpful for treatment of cold. But if one prefers the natural remedies for a cold then below I am giving a few treatments.

  1. Dilute 1 lemon juice in a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey. This should be taken twice daily. This increases the body resistance and decreases toxicity level along with duration of illness.
  2. Garlic soup is an old remedy for cold and should be taken once daily. For soup boil 3-4 cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water. Five drops of garlic oil along with a teaspoon of onion juice diluted in a cup of water is also effective.
  3. Chop and boil about 10grams ginger in a cup of water and strain it and add half a teaspoon of sugar to it. Drink when hot.
  4. Cut about 100 gram lady finger and boiled in half a liter of water to make a decoction and the steam should be inhaled. This particularly is helpful in case of throat irritation and a persistent dry cough.

Now you know how to cure cold and also how to stop cold from spreading. May you always have a healthy life.