This is the season when people suffer from various kind of illness. Cough and cold,running nose,sinusitis,fever, loose motion ,vomiting are most amongst them. Today in my this post i will be dealing with some medicines for cough and cold ,running nose for both adults and kids who are of 1+ age.
1.The ingredients that you will need are as follows:-
turmeric - 1 tsp
honey - 1 tsp
freshly extracted ginger juice - 1tsp
pepper powder - 1tsp
lemon juice -1 tsp
Method of consuming:-
Mix all the 5 ingredients mentioned above in a bowl and should be taken early morning in empty stomach.
This course of medicine should be repeated for another 4-5 days although you see the patient has recovered.
Working mode of the drug:-
This will help to liquify all the thickened sputum and remove it out from the body.
It purges out through any of the out let.i.e- either mouth or may be expelled thro' stools.
Some times the patients may even vomit out after taking this medicine. Its absolutely ok. Its actually good if they throw out in that manner so he can feel a bit relieved too.
You may also observe a bit loose stools in some which is another way of expelling the sputum.
2. Ginger juice:-
This one is helpful for productive cough especially when the sputum becomes very thick and foul smelling.
Ginger juice - 2 tsp
honey - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Mode of intake:-
Mix all the ingredients and consume it after light food. In case of kids 1/2 tsp each of ginger and honey will be enough. You can even increase the amount of honey if the kid is very small.This can be given to 8-12 months baby too
3. Pepper decoction:-
Pepper corn - 2 tsp
water - 2 cups
jaggery - 2 tsp
ghee - 1 drop
Mode of intake :-
Crush the pepper corn coarsely . Add them to a sauce pan with the water and simmer and allow it to reduce to 3/4 cup then add ghee and jaggary and bring one boil. Sieve and serve when its warm .
This can be taken at any time of day.good for both dry as well as productive cough.
4. Jeera laddo :-
Jeera [cumin] seeds - 2-3 tsp
jagrary - 1tbsp
1. Dry roast the cumin seeds in a pan until they turn a bit dark in color .
2. Crush it by pounding it with jaggery.
3. This will for a single sticky mass. Now roll out small ladoos out of them and store in a air tight container.
4. Have frequently when throat irritates .
5. This is very good for dry cough and throat irritations.