Home Cold Remedies

Some very effective Home Cold Remedies that can be used to relieve the symptoms.

Causes and Symptoms 

This is a contagious viral infection occuring more often in cold weather but common enough all year around.During the viral infection the mucus membrane of the nose become inflamed inducing sneezing and their is constant flow of thin mucus.It usually lasts about a week before subsiding by itself.

The causes of it are viruses,low body resistance,excessive use of sour and Cold things and inhalation of smoke and dust. 

Natural home remedies and Herbal teas for it are-

1)Cinnamon tea - Boil 3grams of powdered cinnamon bark in 1/2 cup of water for 15 minutes in a covered container. Strain the decoction and sweetened with sugar or honey before drinking it. Dosage- 1/2 cup twice a day.

2)Ginger tea - Cover 30g of rhizomes of ginger in 2 cup of boiling water, close the lid of the pan and let it steep for 10-20 minutes, strain the infusion. Dosage- 1-2 cup a day.

3)Holy Basil tea - Prepare the decoction by cooking 1 tbs of dried or fresh leaves in 2 cup of water, till only 1 cup of liquid remains in the pan. Strain the mixture and discard the leaves. Dosage-2 tsb, 4 times a day.

4)Liquorice tea - Mix 1 tbs of the powder in 1/2 cup boiling water and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Strain the infusion and drink after meals. Dosage-1/2 cup, 3 times a day after meals.

5)Violet tea - Add 6 g of fresh or dried crushed flowers in 1 cup of water and boil for 15 minutes, keeping the pan covered. Strain the mixture and discard the flowers. Dosage- 1/2 cup twice a day.

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