What are some home remedies for a cough and cold?

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Cold, flu, and cough season is coming, but that doesn't mean your family has to get sick. Outsmart germs with our age-old proven prevention strategies and mom-tested home remedies from the kitchen. 

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Green Tea

Green tea is one of the best and healthy drinks on the planet. It is the staple drink of Japan, and the Japanese have some of the longest known lifespans.

Green Tea helps you to recover from cold and cough by improving your immune system.

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A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in 2006, told that green tea can actually increase your life by decreasing the prevalence of heart disease and stroke.

If you don’t already sip a cup every day, you must add it to your daily routine.

NOTE: Use Green tea with warm water.

Probiotics (yogurts, Curd):

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Some of the bacteria are good for our body. When we do not have enough “good bacteria” in our system, pathogens take over and leave us susceptible to disease, cancers, and disorders.

80% of our immune system is found in our digestive system, so it is vital to maintaining appropriate levels of probiotics in our gastrointestinal system.


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Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. The main component in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin is treasured for its disease preventing and tumor-fighting abilities.

Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, turmeric has been widely used to treat the common cold, coughs, headaches, sore throats, and congestion

  1. Add turmeric powder to your favorite tea, and flavor it with ginger and raw organic honey.
  2. Sprinkle ground turmeric into a spoonful of raw organic honey. This method is good at soothing an infected throat.


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Ginseng is a herb used in The Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than  2,000 years.

If you are using ginseng to boost your immunity against a cold, cough and flu, use 400 milligrams of Panax ginseng daily for up to four months. It increases the immune system against bacteria and viruses. It is also used to maintain blood sugars and diminishes the risk of certain cancers.

Garlic & Onion:

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Most of you have been daily using Garlic and onion in daily life.

Garlic and onions are packed with antioxidants. They are a great antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal weapon against the common cold, cough or flu.

Garlic - 

If you cannot manage to eat the entire clove raw, you can take a slice of garlic in your mouth and suck on the juices for 15 minutes. You can also use 1-2 cloves of garlic, mix it into a glass of water, and drink it.

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Place a slice of onions around your house. It is believed to attract bacteria towards it while “cleansing the air”. 

Note: Make sure to use more onions in your cooking when sick.

Here are some list of Home remedies which you can use to remove a cough and cold,

  1. Ginger

  2. Cinnamon

  3. Oregano Oil

  4. Coconut Oil

  5. Honey tea

  6. Bromelain

  7. Thyme

Here are some time-tested tips to prevent a cold and cough,

  1. Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  2. Washing hands regularly
  3. Using disinfectant
  4. Staying hydrated
  5. Getting enough sleep
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