5 Home Remedies for Common Cold & Cough

Many Indian families believe in relieving home remedies for normal cold and cough cures, especially when it comes to kids. Apart
from curing a cold and cough effectively, these home remedies are also free from any side effects. Listed here are some of these home remedies to help you treat normal cold and cough at an initial stage without any medication.


1. Ginger tea –  Ginger is often used to calm the irritation in the throat and reduce cough & congestion caused due to cold. Ginger tea not only is a great beverage as it tastes good but also helps in normal cold and cough treatment. Ginger can be combined with hot water, lemon and honey so that an Ayurvedic tea can be prepared to treat cough and throat irritability.

2. Homemade Honey Cough Syrup – Honey is a widely used ayurvedic ingredient, and rightly so. Scientific evidence is that honey can be effective in treating cough and sore throat. You can also consume it directly, or add honey with coconut oil and lemon juice for additional health benefits. Dadima Ke Nuskhe has it that Honey mixed with cinnamon is a sure shot remedy for stubborn coughs & congestion.


3. Turmeric Milk -Haldi or turmeric which has been used in Indian kitchens for thousands of years is a  great natural antiseptic & a natural traditional medicine. Ayurvedic experts believe that it also has a positive effect on the blood vessels (circulatory system). Traditionally, this ingredient is used in combination with milk or ghee for the treatment of a dry cough or throat.


4. Steam – A congesting cough, which produces mucus or phlegm, can be reduced with inhalation of steam. Take a hot shower or
bath and fill the bathroom with steam. Stay in this steam for a few minutes until symptoms subside. Drink a glass of water afterward to prevent cold and dehydration.


5. Herbs & Essential Oils – Alternatively, prepare a herbal steam bowl. To do this, fill a large bowl with warm water. Herbs or essential oils, such as eucalyptus or rosemary help in decongestion. Put your face over the bowl and place a towel covering the head. This traps steam. Breathe in the steam for 5 minutes.


In case your condition does not respond to natural treatment or deteriorates further, please make sure to seek help from a qualified doctor.


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22 Responses

  1. I swear by ginger tea during my cold days!

    • Blogaberry Foo says:

      I use 2, 3 and 5 generally. Works quite well for the kids and myself too. Point 4 I use less after my cousin burnt himself after toppling the steamer.

  2. Bikramjit says:

    Nice information, basil and garlic also works

  3. Steam never works for me.. In fact it aggravates the situation.. But turmeric Milk is like a life saviour

  4. Veena says:

    My favorite cure is warm water wit lemon and honey – it is like my pick me up – when I feel like really down in the dumps – sick ❤

  5. Your recently work was really good, and this is also amazing. I like it and I’ll share it with my friends soon. They are also our art group members so they will also love these things….

  6. Sweetannu says:

    The best cure for me is ginger tea and Turmeric milk. Loved the sweet reminder its winter and need to be well guarded against cold.

  7. Turmeric milk works great for us. Even honey with dry ginger helps as cough relaxant.

  8. It’s always better to go with home remedies than starting medicine right away. Great list.

  9. simi sp says:

    Now this will definitely help me for this season ty for sharing the tips will save the post..

  10. Deepika says:

    I am suffering from cough and cold from the past few days and seriously turmeric milk, ginger tea and honey is my saviour. Generally, I don’t take any medicine for cough and cold.

  11. Sarah Shaikh says:

    I prefer steam inhalation on priority and consuming a spoon of honey is effective too.Your post is great and timely giving the cold weather right now.

    (Snehalata jain)

  12. Tina Basu says:

    these are lovely home remedies you have mentioned. Turmeric milk which is now a sudden craze as turmeric latte really works. I just wish kids had that without too much fuss!

  13. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    All these are great home remedies for common cough and cold. I prefer turmeric milk and lemon honey most. honey is always beneficial for so many respiratory problems.

  14. Ruchie says:

    With this winter ..I feel this is best to give kids home remedies for cold and cough!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Varsh says:

    I trust home tricks for cough and cold. Ginger tea works best for me but when it comes to kids I give them turmeric milk or use essential oils.

  16. Roma says:

    Very useful tips buddy comes very handy in winters especially with children at home

  17. I prefer giving ginger, tulsi and honey mix. It works like magic most of the times .

  18. jhilmildsaha says:

    I make a tulsi honey syrup for my daughter and it works so well. Thanks for sharing the tips

  19. Home remedies work wonders. I too rely on them. Ginger and honey mix is something that’s very effective in our case.

  20. Bushra says:

    Thanks for sharing these home remedies I’VE only tried turmeric milk before

  21. Turmeric milk and ginger tea is our all time favorite. It is always a good idea to keep our little one and ourselves too, safe in this winter with these home remedies instead of medicines.

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