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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cold and Cough

  • The body should be kept warm - especially the feet, chest, throat and head. Sweating is very helpful.
  • Take half a teaspoon of ginger juice with half a teaspoon of honey, three times a day (morning, noon and night). In winter, warm the mixture by mixing a teaspoon of warm water in it.
  • Mix half a cup of warm water with one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
    Dosage: Take several times a day.
  • In cases of dry cough (especially during the night), peel a small piece of fresh ginger. Sprinkle some salt on it and chew.
  • Take equal amounts of cardamom, ginger powder, black pepper and cinnamon (1 teaspoon each). Add sugar equal to the total amount of mixture and grind to make a fine powder.
    Dosage: Take half a teaspoon twice daily, with honey or warm water after meals.
  • In cases of sore throat, a clove or two cardamoms or a few raisins can be chewed.Gargling with warm salty water two to three times a day is also beneficial.
Dos and don'ts
The food and activities that are to be avoided are as follows:
  • Cold foods and drinks
  • Ice cream, sweets
  • Fried foods
  • Milk products (cheese, creams, yogurt)
  • Sweet fruit juices
  • Breads
  • Meats
  • Nuts
  • Pastries
  • Sleeping during the day
  • Taking a cold shower
  • Exposure to cold wind, fans, air conditioners
Following are the substances and activities that should be taken in cough:
  • Boiled or steamed vegetables
  • Vegetable soup
  • Spice teas
  • Herbal teas
  • Hot milk with a piece of crushed ginger
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed in milk provides relief.


. said...

This is good

Ayushman said...

Great article. Very informative.