Tuesday, November 25, 2008

COUGH

  • Prepare a mixture by adding 1,1½ teaspoon honey with 1,1½ teaspoon lemon juice. Take this every 12 hours. Honey relieves the itchiness by moisturizing the throat passage·
  • Take 0.5 pounds (250 gms) of sweet apples daily for a week to cure cough.
  • Soak almonds overnight and remove their skin. Make a paste of the soaked almonds with little butter and sugar. This is very useful for dry cough.
  • Mix 8 - 10 tablespoons of coconut milk with 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and 1 tablespoon of pure honey. Take this every night before going to bed.
  • Prepare a mixture by adding a teaspoonful of honey with a few drops of brandy. It helps to relieve cough.
  • Mix equal parts of limejuice and honey.
  • Combine a cup of grape juice and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well to prepare an effective natural cough remedy for coughing.
  • Mix 1 teaspoonful raw onion juice with 1 teaspoonful of honey. Keep it aside for 3 to 4 hours before drinking. This is an effective home remedy for cough.
  • Apply hot mustard pack on the chest. This brings down fever, eliminates toxins and speeds in recovery. If needed, repeat every other day for a week.
  • Deep breathe in front of an open window. This has multiple benefits. Exhaling vigorously rids the body of waste gases and deep inhalation saturates the lungs with oxygen.
  • Chop an onion finely, put it with a tablespoon of clear honey in a screw-top jar and leave overnight. In the morning, drinking a teaspoonful of the juice produced will give relief to cough.
  • Garlic-and-onion chicken soup is also an effective remedy for cough .
  • For cough treatment, drink hot tea with lemon and raspberry jam, drink as much as possible.
  • Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime for cough relief.
  • Slice 2 snow pears into small pieces. Add 3 bowls of water and boil until the water has reduced to 2 bowls. Strain and discard the pears, and add 30 grams of rice to the liquid. Boil again until rice is cooked. Drink the soup.
  • Peel 50 grams fresh ginger and cut into small slices. Boil the slices with 100 grams maltose in 2 glasses water for 30 minutes. Drink it hot, twice a day, in one day. This is also an effective home remedy for cough.
  • Boil 20 red dates with 60 grams maltose in enough water. Eat once a day.
  • Prepare a mixture of 5 fresh-pitted olives and rock sugar; steam them for half an hour. Eat the olives to help with chronic coughs.
  • Steam 2 unpeeled tangerines with 30 grams rock sugar to relieve coughs with a yellowish mucous discharge. Eat the tangerines at bedtime.
  • In one cup of warm milk, add a pinch of turmeric powder (Haldi) and drink twice a day.
  • In one cup of warm milk, add 2 teaspoon 3 strands of saffron (kesar) and drink twice a day.
  • For cough treatment, Mix half a teaspoon of tulsi juice with half a teaspoon with ginger juice. Add 1 teaspoon of honey. Take the above mixture 2-3 times a day till symptoms subside.
  • Take 1 cup of water and add 4-5 leaves of tulsi; a small piece of ginger (adrak) and 1 teaspoon of jaggery. Boil this mixture over slow heat till the quantity becomes half a cup. Drink this at least 2 times in a day.
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