Dawakhan Hakim Ajmal Khan

Herbal Remedies For Cold & Cough

As the summertime is almost over and the winter approaches, almost everyone experiences viral illnesses. These viral illnesses are caused by this seasonal change and can cause individuals with upper respiratory tract infections, COLD, and cough. These viral diseases caused by a variety of bacteria and influenza, streptococcus infections as well as rhinoviruses.

The common COLD also is known as chronic obstructive lung disease can infect your nose and throat. Mostly children younger than 6 years are at great risk for that type of viral disease. However, adults with low immunity levels can also experience COLD and cough problems.

There are many medications available in the market for alleviating the symptoms of COLD and cough; however, these medications only provide limited relief that lasts until you use these medications. Herbal medicine for cough problems are the best solution to alleviate these problems from their roots.

Symptoms For Cold

  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Cough
  • Body aches and pains
  • Congestion
  • Fever
  • Sneezing

Preventative Measures

Here are a few useful tips coming straight from your kitchen:

  • Gargle with lukewarm water and add two pinches of salt in it two times a day to reduce the inflammation of the throat.
  • Drink hot coffee, water, and tea to release the airways.
  • Drink herbal tea for relieving body aches and as well as for pains.
  • Use hot water steam to alleviate head congestion problems.

Home Remedies For Cold & Cough

1. Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in reducing nausea and pain caused by COLD. The anti-inflammatory action of ginger can relieve the airway membranes resulting in reduced coughing. To prepare ginger tonic, add 20–40 g of fresh ginger slices in a glass of hot water. Mix it with a spoon and drink it. You can also add some lemon juice to enhance its taste.

2. Marshmallow Root

This herb can also be used to alleviate the symptoms of cough and sore throat caused by viral infections. This herb provides a soothing effect by eliminating the irritation caused by coughing. It can also be used in dried and powdered form. Add a tablespoon of marshmallow powder in hot water and mix it well and allow it to cool then drink it.

3. Honey

Some studies suggested that honey has constituents that help in relieving cough. To prepare honey tea you need to add this into a cup of hot water and mix it well then drink this.

4. Pineapples

Pineapples are a rich source of Bromelain, an antiinflammatory agent with mucolytic action, found in pineapples. This anti-inflammatory agent can help alleviate the mucus in the throat as well as suppresses the cough caused by seasonal changes.

Herbal Remedies For Cold & Cough

Sharbat Sadar Ajmali, a cough syrup that not only provides relief from cough but also removes phlegm from the throat. It also helps in reducing the head and chest congestion. Dry cough syrup in Pakistan is effective for the treatment of COLD, flu, bronchitis, and upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). This herbal cough syrup helps to relieve symptoms of dry cough, COLD, flu, rash, and bronchitis. The particular herbs used in the preparation of herbal medicine for cough make its expectorant and decongestant and provide relief from dyspnoea. The best part of using these herbal syrups is that they not only alleviate the symptoms of cough, congestion, and URTIs but also enhances the immunity levels and provide protection against any other viral illnesses.

Sharbat Sadar Ajmali can also be used for the treatment of laryngitis, throat irritation, and asthmatic problems. Patients with tuberculosis (TB) and bronchospasm can also take this herbal syrup. Self-medication is not recommended; use every medication after the approval of your physician.

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