Natural remedies for cough and cold

Health Talk Tuesday – 7 Natural Remedies to Cough And Cold

It’s the holiday season again and if there is one thing common to this season it’s the common Cold and Cough.

You may be wondering, what really causes cough and cold? The answer to that question would be on a later post.

For the season we’re about to embrace, the main thing that would be causing a burn in your throat and nostrils would be dust. As the harmattan kicks in, the northern whirlwind would bring lots of dust from the Sahara desert, which makes everywhere dusty and unpleasant.

The harmattan comes with excess cold and poor vision because of the amount of dust in the air. This can easily make you sick with a common cold or cough.

Today on Vasiti Tuesday health talk, we bring you seven natural remedies to common cough and cold.

These remedies do not require any extra materials, just the naturally occuring materials listed.

Please also note that these would only offer temporary or permanent relief to the cough and cold, you are advised to visit your doctor if symptoms persist.

Ten Natural Remedies To Cough and Cold


Honey Tea

Natural remedies for cough and cold

According to research, Honey would relief cough by 60%. To use honey to treat a cough, mix 2 teaspoons (tsp) with warm water or an herbal tea. Drink this mixture once or twice a day. Do not give honey to children that are 1 year of age.

If you would rather taste the sweetness of honey over funny tasting cough syrups, then you should consider this.


Palm Oil

Natural remedies for cough and cold

This a Natural remedy to relief a common cold and trust me, it works.

To use Palm Oil in relieving your common cold, wash hands, pour palm oil in a plate, and dip index finger to oil. Gently place oil filled index finger into nostrils and swerve around nostrils.

The palm oil has some properties which when inhaled can bring relief to the common cold.



Natural remedies for cough and cold

This spice can be used to bring relief to dry or asthmatic cough due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Did you know that the Ginger can also relieve Nausea and Pain?

To use this spice for cough, grate the ginger and put spice into a cup of hot water or warm water (Hot water for best results).

Also note that in some cases, Ginger can cause mild heartburn or stomach upset.


Salt Water Gargle

Natural remedies for cough and cold

This home remedy is used to treat mild wet cough or sore throat. It is a very simple method to relieve yourself off the discomfort from cough, especially one that comes with lots of phlegm and mucus.

To do this, simply pour 1/2 teaspoon of salt into water, warm or hot, pour into mouth, gargle and pour out.


Pineapples and Sugarcane

Natural remedies for cough and cold

This common fruit is rich in Bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that comes from pineapples but not sugarcane. It is most plentiful at the bottom of the fruit.

Pineapples and sugarcane can help in soothing common cold, they both have anti-inflammatory properties that brings great relief for the common cold.



Natural remedies for cough and cold

Staying Hydrated is very essential for anyone with a cough or cold. Many people ignore the importance of drinking water. Research indicates that drinking liquids at room temperature can alleviate a cough, runny nose, and sneezing.

If the symptoms are heavy, you can consider warming the fluid.

fluids you can take includes, water, fruit drinks, food drinks, herbal tea or decaffeinated tea.


Steam/Hot Bath

Natural remedies for cough and cold

If you have a mild wet cough, A wet cough can be easily noticed because they are filled with lots of phlegm and mucus.

In cases of wet cough, you can run hot water on your body and this will do a quick trick to relieve the cough.


Remember to always wash your hands and maintain a healthy environment.

This is one way to prevent spreading the cough and cold

These remedies are not a guarantee for a permanent fix, if symptoms persist, do contact your doctor.


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