Monday, December 2, 2013

Food that helps you recover from common cold & cough

The chilly wind has arrived and is here to stay for the next three months. And generally, winters are the time when you love to hog on hot steamy food. Bud did you know, our Indian food, or to be a little more specific Indian spices is not just tasty but have a lot of medicinal value which is much needed specially, to help you escape the usual viral fever, cold and cough.

So these are the top 10 must have’s to get over this seasonal fever which is catching up:

Ginger Tea

Medicinal Value: Ginger is an excellent remedy for the common cold. Ginger tea can be taken thrice daily, along with half a teaspoon of sugar for best results. It helps drying up a running nose and expels phlegm from the respiratory tract

Turmeric Milk

Medicinal Value: Turmeric mixture is a popular and effective way to fight a cough

Lemon, Cinnamon, Honey Syrup

Medicinal value: Prepare syrup of lemon, honey and cinnamon to prevent a common cold

Honey and Brandy

Medicinal value: Brandy keeps your chest warm while honey helps fight a cough. A teaspoon of brandy and honey improves cough 


Medicinal value: Saute a few garlic cloves in ghee and consume this, it can help you fight the common cold and cough

Jaggery Solution

Medicinal Value: Boil water with black pepper, add cumin and jaggery to it to get relief from chest congestion

Carrot juice

Medicinal Value: Carrot juice, not only tastes yummy but is an excellent drink which helps to fight a bad cough

- Preeti Nair, Contributing Author