On a gorgeous rainy day, who doesn't love to sip on a steaming cup of coffee? Everyone does! However, this season also carries with it a sad tale: cold and cough.

Even though a mild common cold is generally safe, it might still be difficult for you to complete your regular tasks. 

There are additional variables besides the change in season that can contribute to coughing and cold.

Allergies to seasonal and environmental elements are among the most frequent causes of the common cold and cough. 

Cough and cold may be relieved by certain natural treatments.

Let's have a look at some safe and natural ways to manage cough and cold at home.

Tulsi

Tulsi is referred to as "The Queen of Herbs" and "Mother Medicine of Nature" in Ayurveda. The use of tulsi leaves increases one's resistance to the common cold and cough.

What it does

By increasing antibody synthesis, tulsi delays the start of infections. There are cough-relieving effects of tulsi. By assisting you in clearing the mucus from your cough, it aids to clear the airways.

How to consume

  1. As Tulsi Leaves
    When you wake up in the morning, chew on 4–5 tulsi leaves. You can keep consuming Tulsi leaves to strengthen your defenses.
  2.  Tulsi kadha
    Take some tulsi leaves. Clean them well.
    Put the tulsi leaves in a pan of boiling water.
    Add 5 to 6 peppercorns and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to it.
    The mixture must boil for at least ten minutes.
    Add a pinch of black salt and a half-lemon squeeze to it.
    Wait one minute before using it.
    After straining, enjoy it nice and hot.

  3.  Tulsi tea
    To one and a half cups of water, add fresh tulsi leaves.
    Boil for 10 minutes at medium high flame.
    Filter the water.
    Mix thoroughly after adding lemon juice.
    Drink it while it's warm. Warm beverages help with cold and cough symptoms.

Honey

In addition to being a treat for your taste senses, honey also helps soothe sore throats because it is loaded with antibacterial qualities. It effectively reduces coughing.

What it does

By allowing you to cough up and clear out the thick mucus, honey relieves chest congestion. This lessens moist coughing.

How to consume

Before going to bed at night, take a teaspoon of honey to lessen the severity of your cough. Continue until your cough does not improve.

In ginger juice with honey
You can also consume honey with ginger juice. Mix together one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of ginger juice and a pinch of black pepper. Have once in the morning and once before bedtime to see results. 

Mulethi

Mulethi, also known as Licorice is a a very effective herb for cough and cold. Mulethi powder is helpful in treating sore throat, cough and production of mucus in the airway. 

How it works

The expectorant qualities of mulethi. The mucus lining the airways is thinned and loosened by it. This lessens congestion and eases coughing.

How to consume

  1. Have it as Mulethi water, by mixing one teaspoon of mulethi powder with a glass of warm water.

  2. Mulethi Kadha
    Take a few tulsi leaves, a pinch of black pepper, cinnamon, and one-fourth teaspoon mulethi powder.

Incorporate into a cup of boiling water. 5 minutes of simmering.
Place in a cup and top with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Consume this kadha, twice a day

Pippali

Pippali is a herb that works well for treating colds and coughs. According to studies, it relieves the headache and congestion brought on by a normal cold.

What it does

Pippali facilitates the coughing up and clearing of mucus, allowing the patient to breathe easily. This is as a result of its expectorant quality.

How to consume

Pippali Churna

Grab a small amount of pippali churna.
Swallow it with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Repeat 1-2 times daily until the cold and cough are gone.

Cinnamon

One among the many health advantages of this woodsy, aromatic spice is relief from colds and coughs. It is excellent for a sore throat in addition to providing relief from a typical cold.

What it does

It is well known that cinnamon has antiviral properties. This aids in the battle against the common cold virus. Additionally, it possesses anti-inflammatory qualities that might help soothe sore throats.

How to consume

  1. Cinnamon tea
    Make a cup of black tea as usual.
    Add a small amount of cinnamon powder.
    Several times a day, drink it.
  2. Honey with cinnamon
    Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 1 teaspoon of honey.
    For at least three days, combine and take it twice daily.


Now it’s time for you to take a break, snuggle up in your comforter and try these remedies, today!

Let us know in the comments below your most loved herbal remedy!

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