Because of growing air pollution, more and more people are suffering from nasal allergies. With change of seasons, cold and cough become a rampant problem and despite taking a number of medicines, including antibiotics, most people do not get desired relief. This is where herbal remedies can come to your rescue. These remedies can be found right in your kitchen and don’t require any investment.
These homemade remedies have been used in the kitchens for centuries and you might have heard your grandmother telling you about their possible health effects. The most appetizing and probably soothing is the lemonade therapy. Let’s check out some of these remedies to get rid of cold and cough.
Cayenne Pepper gives the kick
Cayenne Pepper has been popular for aiding in weight loss. Beyonce has been taking it with lemon juice for ages now. But did you know that this simple ingredient can kick coughs away? For trying this cough kicker, you will need following ingredients-
Cayenne Pepper- ¼ teaspoon
Ground Ginger- ¼ teaspoon
A tablespoon of cider vinegar and honey
2 Tablespoon of water
Dissolve these spices together. Shake them in a bottle and add honey. You can keep some in storage container for future use. This is a natural remedy that can immediately stop coughing, especially if it’s a cough attach. It also soothes sore throat. You might not find it tasty. But well, it can cure that stubborn cough and cold you have fighting for days.
You might read and think, what’s Elderberry? Well, Elderberries are difficult to find kitchen ingredient which can work wonders for a sore throat. It can be purchased from a health food store and is generally available in dried form. If you can’t find them at a store, you may get them online. Here is a list of other ingredients you will need-
Two cups of elderberries
At least 3 cups of water
A cup of honey
Boil elderberries. Use cinnamon if you want to add a pinch of taste or have fever. You can also add ginger and cloves. Bring the water to boil and then simmer it for forty five minutes. Strain the mixture and allow the water to cool. Add honey and have a ½ to 1 tablespoon of it every three hours. Reduce the dosage to ½ or 1 teaspoon for a child. This mixture has a number of vitamins and is quite tasty.
Aside from being tasty, lemonades also pack Vitamin C, which is essential for fighting coughs and colds. Try these ingredients to make lemonade that’s packed with cold fighting powers.
Water- 3 quarts
Honey or maple syrup- Half a cup
Boil water for ten minutes. Slice lemons and add them along with maple syrup. Serve it hot or cold. The end product is tasty and appetizing. You can also add ginger cloves to it. It will boost immunity and help you feel better.