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Herbal Remedies for Common Cold

Updated on June 12, 2011

How often have you felt that the cold in your stuffy head is threatening to take over your sanity? No matter how many pills you pop there is just no relief from the feeling which makes you want to roll over and die!

Well, help is at hand and that too in an organic and herbal form. Here are the top herbal cures for the common cold which will give you great relief from that stuffy head and blocked nose. Check them out.

Turmeric is great for colds
Turmeric is great for colds

Herbal Relief from Cold

1. Kadha - Black Herbal Tea

Add one black cardamom, 5-6 fresh holy basil leaves, 5-6 black pepper pods and one spoon of tea to two glasses of water. Boil the mixture till it becomes half after evaporation. Strain it, add one teaspoon honey and drink the mixture. Will help reduce the stuffy nose and also dispels fever.

2. Haldi Doodh - Turmeric milk

Roast one teaspoon of Turmeric powder in a small pan till it changes color slightly. The minute you can smell it take it off the heat, don't let it burn. Now add to one glass warm milk and drink it just before going to bed. Don't get exposed after that. This will dry up the cold in your chest.

3. Jaifal - Nutmeg

Grind the nutmeg on a clean stone with a drop of water. Take the ground nutmeg shavings and add to a spoon of honey. Eat this first thing in the morning before you eat anything else. You will need to do this for a month. Helps build resistance against common cold.

4. Haldi Gud - Turmeric with Jaggery

Roast one teaspoon turmeric powder till the color changes slightly. Do not let it burn. Take off the heat and add 2 teaspoons of grated jaggery to it. It will melt. Mix the turmeric well into the jaggery. Make small pellets of this mixture and eat before going to sleep at night. Do not drink any water after this. If you want to get rid of the bitter taste eat more of the sweet jaggery, but no water. Will dry up the cold and cough.

5. Khadi Sakhar - Sugarcane unrefined sugar

This lumpy sugar is usually strung together with a thread and is also called "dhage wali mishri". If you have a bad cough and want to get relief from it, just pop a small piece of this into your mouth and try to suck on it. The sugar juice mixed with your saliva will take away the itchy feeling in your throat.

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      theherbivorehippi 8 years ago from Holly, MI

      Such awesome information! Unrefined sugarcane? Really? Who knew! There's medicine anyone can love! Thanks for sharing!

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