5 Must-Try Natural Remedies for Colds

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


In this web story, we'll explore seven effective natural remedies steeped in Ayurvedic tradition. These remedies offer relief from the symptoms of colds and coughs.

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1. Tulsi - The Queen of Herbs

Tulsi (Holy Basil), holds a special place in Ayurveda. It enhances the body's ability to combat colds and coughs. Tulsi achieves this by bolstering the production of antibodies and assisting in mucus expulsion.

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How Tulsi Works

Tulsi's role in strengthening antibodies and alleviating cough explained. There are three methods for consuming Tulsi: using its leaves, preparing a kadha (infusion), or making tea.

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2. Honey - Nature's Antimicrobial Sweetener

Honey, beyond its sweetness, boasts antimicrobial properties that make it an effective cold remedy. It aids in soothing a sore throat and suppressing coughs.

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How Honey Works

An explanation of honey's ability to break down mucus and alleviate congestion. Two methods of honey consumption: on its own and mixed with ginger juice and black pepper.

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3. Mulethi - The Sweet Wood Remedy

Mulethi, also known as Licorice, is a potent Ayurvedic herb for managing coughs and sore throats. It possesses expectorant properties that facilitate mucus thinning and expulsion.

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How Mulethi Works

A detailed look at Mulethi's expectorant attributes and their role in alleviating cold symptoms. Three methods to consume Mulethi: as an infusion in water, as tea, or as part of a kadha.

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4. Pippali - The Natural Decongestant

Pippali is an effective herb for dealing with colds, congestion, and headaches. Its expectorant properties aid in mucus clearance, promoting easier breathing.

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How Pippali Works

An explanation of how Pippali's expectorant properties assist in relieving cold symptoms. Simple instructions for taking Pippali Churna, an Ayurvedic remedy.

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5. Sonth - The Soothing Spice

Dry ginger, known as sonth, provides relief from cold and cough when combined with honey. Sonth contains molecules with anti-inflammatory properties that reduce sore throat.

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How Sonth Works

Exploration of the anti-inflammatory properties of Sonth and their role in cold relief. Two methods of consuming Sonth: with honey and in the form of Sonth Goli (ginger balls).

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