Cough and cold is best treated with home remedies because antibiotics make one dizzy and weak. The best way to combat cold is to inhale steam with eucalyptus oil . It not only clarifies the system, but the aroma adds freshness to a tired body. A natural home remedy for cold is also to inhale the aroma of smashed thymol seeds or asafoetida . Saline nasal sprays can be used to irrigate a troubled nose. The salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion while also removing virus particles and bacteria. Few drops of almond oil in the nostrils too cure running nose and cold easily. The age old process of gargling with warm salt water stands unchallenged in moistening a scratchy throat and bringing temporary relief. To tighten the membranes in throat, an astringent gargle with tea that contains tannin or a thick, viscous gargle made with raspberry leaves or lemon juice and honey is popular in folk medicine.
Consuming warm milk and honey with turmeric also soothes running nose and sore throat. Drinking coffee or tea with tulsi leaves and crushed ginger along with black pepper is much relief for cough and cold. Chicken soup really does act to knock out a cold or the flu and hasten healing due to the high antioxidant properties and nutrients found in vegetables and chicken. Spices have excellent therapeutic effects in healing infections. A pinch of Cinnamon powder mixed with a teaspoon of honey, a piece of ginger boiled in water and mixed with lemon juice and honey, a cup of tea with ginger, clove, bay leaf and black pepper, carom leaf boiled in water, etc. are some recipes that offer slow but steady relief from cold. Brown cane sugar, raw honey and red onions can be processed together to make a soothing and tasty cough syrup. This cough syrup contains a range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from its ingredients to help fight infection and soothe sore throats and quiet a cough.