Though the cold and flu season is almost over, I have got all the symptoms for cold for the past two days. This made me to try my favorite home remedies for cold and the ones which works for me most of the time. I also thought why not blog this and more over it will be a good opportunity for me to start on a separate home remedy section in this blog. As per an old saying the cold if treated gets cured in a week and if not treated will stay long for 7 days, but I have a psychological feeling all these home remedies makes me feel better.
This is the first one I try first and since I am not very skeptic towards milk like the author of spiceisright, I did not add tea masala. My mom usually adds 1 tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp of freshly ground pepper to quarter cup of milk and simmers it for 3-4 minutes. As far as I know this is the best remedy for sore throat and cough. As a kid I used to complain of the spicyness due to the freshly ground pepper and now as a grown-up I sort of enjoy it. This is usually given at night after dinner, so that I can have a good night sleep. But I also like the idea of ajwain and other stuff in the milk, which gives more of a flavor to the milk.
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Hot lemon toddy
This is usually a remedy I try after I have cold, it definitely soothes my sore throat and stuffy nose for a while. It is very simple to prepare. All you need to do is to microwave or boil water along with a lemon wedge in it. Then add honey and stir in after squeezing the lemon wedge. Sounds simple right, but it works great.
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This is one more link where a list of home remedies is mentioned for sinusitis. There is also a diet that is mentioned, that can be followed while you have sinus.
Click here to learn Natural Home remedies for Sinusitis
Enjoy the home remedies with a lot of rest and get better soon.