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Battle common cold with 5 easy home remedies

Take a look at the 5 home remedies which will help you to get rid of common cold during winters.

Edited by: Health Desk New Delhi Updated on: November 16, 2020 20:31 IST
Battle common cold with 5 easy home remedies
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5 home remedies for cold

The winter is here. And as much as we enjoy the season, it is also the time when the temperature levels go down resulting in poor health with issues like cocmmon cold, cough, irritation etc. Also, reduced immunity makes us more vulnerable to diseases during the season. And especially amidst the global pandemic it is even more ecessary to keep yourself safe. Therefore, here we are with a few home remedies to treat your common cold symptoms like allergies and sore throats. Take a look

Mint steam

Mint possesses anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which helps in easing out the cough and cold. Put a drop of mint in some warm water. Now inhale the steam through your nose. This will help the mint extracts relieve pain and irritaion inside your nose and throat. 

Asafoetida/Hing steam

Asafoetida commonly known as Hing acts as a respiratory stimulant and helps in relieving chest conjestion. Add two drops of Hing oil in a bowl of hot water. Now inhale the steam through your nose. You can even rub the oil on your chest as a vapourub.

Ginger tea

Ginger boasts of anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce the amount of mucus and clear the nasal passage. All you need to do is have a ginger tea. Just add a few pieces of this herb in your regular chai.

Turmeric milk

Turmeric is one of the go-to ingredients when it comes to combatting cold. It is an excellent immunity booster and has anti-inflammatory properties which can help you recover from common cold quickly. Just add some turmeric powder in your regular glass of milk. 

Salt water

Gargling with saline water removes irritants from the throat. It clears the mucus and even helps you breathe easily.

With inputs from IANS.

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