Common Cold also known as “acute coryza” is an inflammation of the nose and throat caused by many different types of viruses. It usually lasts for three to ten days. Flu is contagious respiratory illness you get from the influenza virus. It strikes suddenly.
Symptoms of cold & flu include running nose, sneezing, a rise in temperature, headache, sore throat, chill, aches and pain in the body and loss of appetite.
It has been said that a cold can be cured in a week by taking medicines; otherwise, it will subside in seven days. So why not focus on building the immunity then. Cold and flu if rightly treated in a natural way helps boost immunity. Some natural remedies for common cold and flu are;
Proper diet is the best treatment for cold and flu.
For first 2-3 days only fruits and vegetable juices diluted with water must be taken.
After that fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, oranges, pineapples, peaches and melons should be taken. No other foodstuff should be added to the fruit meal.
Thereafter a well-balanced diet of three basic foods groups namely, 1. Seeds Nuts and Grains, 2. Vegetables, and 3. Fruits should be adopted.
IMMUNITY BOOSTING HERBS AND SPICES
Beat the cold, cough and flu symptoms with herb and spices found in your Kitchen!
Half a tablespoon of the powder of long pepper with two tablespoonfuls of honey and a half tablespoonful of juice of ginger.
Turmeric is an effective remedy for cold and throat irritations. It is widely used home remedy for cold in by mixing it with milk.
Garlic soup is an ancient remedy which contains antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. It reduces the severity of the cold.
Ginger and Basil Leaves
Hot ginger and basil leaves water is an effective remedy for cold and cough.
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Yoga has many health benefits including boosting your immunity and promoting the health of your respiratory system.
Yogasanas like bhujangasana, shalabhasana, dhanurasana and yogamudra in vajrasa have healing benefits that help you feel better.
Yogic kriyas such as jalaneti and vamandhouti can ease the cold symptoms and help clean the nasal passage.
Pranayams such as kapalbhati, anuloma-viloma and suryabhedana helps in improving respiration.
Other than these sunbath, fresh air and deep breathing, brisk walks, sound sleep also help in treating common cold.
Do not practice yoga in case of fever or flu.
Hot water bath helps in relieving much of the congestion in the chest and nasal membranes.
Hot packs, steam baths, steam inhalation, gargling are beneficial for treating chest and head colds, congestion of the nasal tissues and sore throat.