10 Healing Foods To Fight Common Cold

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10 Healing Foods To Fight Common Cold
« on: November 24, 2013, 01:19:50 PM »
10 Healing Foods To Fight Common Cold

A common cold is also known as acute coryza, is an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract caused by infection with common cold viruses.Person may suffer from a common cold several times in a year.A cold usually lasts from 3 to 10 days.


    Soreness of the throat.
    Congestion of the nasal passages.
    Running nose,sneezing
    Rise in body temperature
    Aches and pains in the body


    Exposure to the viruses and cold
    Low vitality
    Lack of sleep
    Mental depression
    Sudden change in temperature
    Irritating inhalations

Healing Foods To Fight Common Cold:

Lemon: Lemon is beneficial in all types of cold with fever.Vitamin -c rich lemon juice increases body resistance,decreases toxicity and reduce the duration of the illness.One lemon should be diluted in a glass of warm water and teaspoon of honey to it.Drink this once or twice daily.

Garlic: The oil contained in this vegetable helps to open up the respiratory passage.Take 3 to 4 cloves of garlic and boil them in a cup of water.In soup form ,it flushes out all toxins from the system and does help bring down fever.You can add teaspoon of onion juices in 5 drops of garlic oil.Drink this mix three times in a day.

Ginger: Ginger tea also found beneficial in the treatment of common cold.About ten grams of ginger should be cut into pieces and boiled in a cup of water.It should be then strained and half teaspoon of sugar added to it.This decoction should be drunk when hot.

Lady's finger: Lady's finger are highly valuable in treating irritation of the throat and a persistent dry cough.It act as a drug to allay irritation,swelling and pain.Add some pieces of lady's finger in water and boiled down to make a decoction.The steam issuing from this decoction may also be inhaled once or twice a day to relieve throat irritation and a dry cough.

Bitter gourd roots:
The roots of the bitter gourd plant are used in folk medicine to cure a cold.A teaspoon of the root paste,mixed with an equal quantity of honey,given once every night for few days act as an excellent medicine for common colds.

Turmeric: Turmeric is an effective remedy for cold and throat irritations.A teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder mixed in 75 ml of warm milk and taken twice a day for noticeable results.

Chicken soup: Chicken soup contains natural penicillin that will helps to fight common cold and clear clogged airways.

Vitamin C foods: Foods which contain good source vitamin c will be beneficial to cure common cold.Foods that contain vitamin c are potato,citrus fruits,pineapple,strawberries etc..

Watercress: Watercress is good source of nutrients,even less in calories it contains truckload of vitamin C.It is very helpful to heal runny nose and coughs.

Cinnamon: It has a huge history in the treatment of cold and flu.Add cinnamon to your breakfast,tea/coffee it works as a anti-cold and anti-flu food.
Farhana Israt Jahan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmacy