Home remedies for cough and cold

6 Natural Home Remedies for Cough and Cold

We have always seen our grandparents having a solution for every health problem in their homes; especially the kitchen. No matter what the issue is, they can always solve it by giving some secret antidote. Be it an injury which is healed by turmeric or a stomach ache which is cured by carom (Ajwain) seeds. You can never really understand how they have a ‘nuska’ for everything. Check out some of the most used home remedies for the common cold and cough which generally take over most of the homes in monsoons and winters.

If you have any home remedies which you use regularly to fight off the cough and the cold, please comment on the website and share with other readers. You may be surprised by how a small comment can actually give someone an idea to use at home.

1. Cow milk mixed with Turmeric for the sore throat and cold

Turmeric Milk for Cough and Cold


Having a glass of warm cow milk with a pinch of turmeric just before you sleep can do wonders. It helps in quicker recovery from a cough and cold. You can even add a few strands of Kesar if you like the flavour.

2. Masala Chai for the running nose and common cold

Masala Chai for Cough and Cold

Yes! Good news for all chai lovers. Having masala chai made with Ginger, Tulsi and black peppercorns helps in fighting the cold and the cough. Just ensure that you add these masalas in controlled quantity or your tea will become too spicy.

3. Garlic roasted in cow ghee for the common cold and cough

Roasted Garlic for Cough and Cold

Just have 3-4 cloves of garlic which are roasted in 100% desi cow ghee. It might taste a bit too strong but it is known to have a soothing effect on the cough and cold.

4. Masala Kadha for cough

Masala Kadha for Cough and Cold

Now, this mixture may smell and taste a bit bitter but it is used in Indian households for ages. Boil some water and add tulsi leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, black pepper corn, adulsa leaf, a pinch of turmeric, a thin slice of lemon and a spoonful of honey or a piece of jaggery. This kadha is extremely helpful in treating the cold and the cough.

5. Nyasa - The ayurvedic home remedy

Desi Cow Ghee for treating Cough and Cold

Nyasa is a remedy prescribed by Ayurveda for treating cold. You are supposed to add a few drops of warm ghee (not hot) in your nostrils after you wake up in the morning. Repeat it before sleeping at night. It is known to soothe the infection and provides instant relief. It is essential that the ghee which you use is 100% pure and not adulterated at all. It is said that only the pure organic grass-fed desi cow ghee should be used for any such ayurvedic treatment. Panchagavya nasal drops are also highly recommended for this home remedy. We also recommend that an ayurvedic doctor should be consulted before you use the Nyasa remedy.

6. Flaxseed Sherbat

Flaxseeds to treat the Cough and Cold

This is a very easy recipe. Boil the flaxseeds in the water until it thickens. Drain the water and add lemon juice and a spoon of honey to it. This drink also helps in treating the cough and the cold.

Have you own special remedy to fight a cough and cold? Share your home remedy in the comment section. 

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Where can I buy Panchagavya Nasal Drops for Nyasa Treatment?

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1 comment

very informative, nice post

Prashant Sirohi

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