Winter begins. Climate change is increasing significantly. As a result, various viruses and bacteria directly attack the immune system. As soon as the weather changes, problems like cold, cough, sore throat, fever, tonsils, muscle aches, phlegm in the throat, stuffy nose are troublesome. Usually fall codeine syrups are used as soon as the cough starts. But the DCGI advised doctors to ban it after the World Health Organization warned due to safety concerns. This syrup was banned. Dry cough can be relieved by natural remedies instead of cough syrup. Let’s see that.
Honey has been used as a natural cough reliever for centuries. It helps to relieve sore throat and cough. Drink a spoonful of honey mixed with warm water or herbal tea for added benefits. Apart from having antibacterial properties, honey also helps in reducing mucus and inflammation in the bronchial tubes.
Ginger has many medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is effective in relieving cough, reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract and promoting mucus flow. Ginger tea or ginger water can be prepared to reduce the symptoms of cold and cough.
3. Steam Inhalation:
Steam inhalation provides instant relief from nasal congestion. Helps in removing mucus from the airways. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam for about 10 minutes. Cough is greatly relieved.
4. Salt Water Gargle:
A plain salt water gargle can ease a sore throat. It also reduces the severity of cough. Add half a teaspoon of salt to warm water. Gargle several times a day. There will be a good result.
Echinacea is an herb known for its immune boosting properties. It may help the body fight infections, including the common cold. Echinacea supplements or tea can be taken during cold and flu season.
6. Lemon, warm water:
Squeezing lemon juice in warm water and drinking it will provide hydration and vitamin C to the body. It boosts the immune system. Helps reduce cold symptoms.
7. Turmeric Milk:
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking warm turmeric milk before going to sleep will reduce cough. Get good sleep.
8. Thyme Tea:
Thyme is rich in antiviral and antibacterial properties. Making thyme leaves into tea reduces respiratory infections and cough.
Garlic has good antimicrobial properties. Eating raw garlic or adding it to meals can boost immunity. Helps to fight cold and cough.
Probiotics promote healthy gut flora, which plays a key role in supporting the immune system. Consuming probiotic-rich foods or supplements can prevent colds and coughs.
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