Friday, November 11, 2011

Homemade Remedies For Throat Infection and common colds

Acccchu...Yes the winter has just set in. People around are complaining of cold,coughs,throat infection, etc etc.
Always taking antibiotics and allopathic medication is not a good idea. Also sometimes taking antibiotics and  other allopathic medicine does not help.

Since the last few days I am suffering from throat infection. This is the first time that my throat infection has turned very very bad. I keep getting terrible ear aches. To add to this, I also got high fever of 102 C. Took an antibiotic course of 7 days, but still I feel no relief. I called my mom and she has shared all these remedies with me. The best is "Kasai/Kada".

Whenever I got cold and throat infection, my mom used to give me this "kada".
This time I called my mom and asked her the recipe. Gave this to my hubby too as he too was affected by throat infection. Thankfully, he got recovered but not me.

I thought of sharing some homemade remedies for this winter. The best is "Kasai" or "Kada". Try it out. This does not taste bitter :)





Remedy 1
Ingredients for Kasai/Kada:
1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Badishep
1 tsp Black peppercorns
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
1 tsp dry ginger / Soonth

Procedure:
Mix all the ingredients and grind to form a powder.
Add this to 2 cups of boiling water. Let it get boiled for sometime say 5-10 Min's.
Strain and sip this hot Kada.

This has to be had for 3-4 continuous days or till you feel better. This will provide quick relief for sore throats.

Remedy 2
Mix 1 tsp black pepper powder and 1 tsp dry ginger powder in 1 tablespoon honey. This has to be had twice a day.
This is also good to provide quick relief to sore throats and common cold.

Remedy 3
Salt water gargles in Luke warm water - always the best and effective.

Remedy 4
Mix turmeric powder in boiling milk along with 1 tsp sugar. Drink this hot turmeric milk to get relief from common cold.

Remedy 5
If you are a non-vegetarian, do drink hot and sour chicken soup.

Remedy 6
Simply eat honey. Honey has the natural antibiotic and can be had anytime when the throat turns bad.

Remedy 7
Just eat 2-3 raw garlic pods 5 times a day for 3 days.

Note:All these homemade remedies should be had simultaneously with other medications which have been prescribed by a doctor. I am only sharing the homemade remedies. I am not a doctor :) Please consult your doctor in case you are down with throat infection.

41 comments:

  1. Hey Raksha these things are tried at my house these days...They are really effective...Nice post..

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  2. lovely tips ..some of which I practice it as I have frequent sore throat problems!!

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  3. that's a very usefull post...will come in handy...bookmarked it ..thanks for sharing

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  4. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wide range of remedies. I too need it just now.You are an Angel!

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Thanks Reshmi. Yes they are really effective.

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  6. Thanks Julie, yes many people do practise these remedies

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  7. Thanks Chitra for bookmarking it.

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  8. Oh Deepa, you made my day. SUch a cute comment early in the morning. Thanks Dear :)

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  9. Thanks a lot for sharing these valuable tips,I am down from flu & with nonstop coughing from about a week...Good to know some home remedies....

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  10. Nice & useful post raksha...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. Thanks for sharing,prefect for my sore throat, rite in time for me..

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  12. Very useful post dear...the season of colds and coughs is starting here too

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  13. bonjour,

    merci pour ce partage. Il sera fort utile cet hiver.

    s'il vous plait, saurez-vous comment faire le sirop de gingembre et le gingembre confit.
    merci beaucoup

    sarvenazian@yahoo.fr

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  14. Yes Kevin, You should try. Saw your blog too. Contains good details.

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  15. Thanks Kaveri,Priya,Pratima and Amy. I am sure this post will help all of us who are suffering from this seasonal change.

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  16. Hi Sarvenazian,

    I am not too sure about how to make ginger syrup or candied ginger. But you can try to take 2 inches of ginger and grind it to a paste and mix it with honey and consume it.

    -Raksha

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  17. Very useful home remedies. Thanks for sharing.esp Kada. Bookmarked.

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  18. hi raksha, as usual, you always have something great to offer..would very much to try your remedy for throat infection- the natural way-bookmarked with thanksRemedy 1
    Ingredients for Kasai/Kada:
    1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Badishep
    1 tsp Black peppercorns
    1 tsp Coriander seeds
    1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
    1 tsp dry ginger / Soonth

    Procedure:
    Mix all the ingredients and grind to form a powder.
    Add this to 2 cups of boiling water. Let it get boiled for sometime say 5-10 Min's.
    Strain and sip this hot Kada.

    This has to be had for 3-4 continuous days or till you feel better. This will provide quick relief for sore throats.

    Remedy 2
    Mix 1 tsp black pepper powder and 1 tsp dry ginger powder in 1 tablespoon honey. This has to be had twice a day.
    This is also good to provide quick relief to sore throats and common cold.

    Remedy 3
    Salt water gargles in Luke warm water - always the best and effective.

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  19. Thanks Deeksha and Divya. Cookingvarieties, found the comment good and did not understand why you pasted it here :) May be by mistake.

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  20. Thanks for the comment Archana.

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  21. Hi Raksha, you may add one more remedy to this list. Just eat 2-3 raw garlic pods 5 times a day for 3 days.

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  22. Oh thats a perfect one Maruti, WIll add for sure.

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  23. Common cold can be cured at home from natural ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and herbs. Home remedies for common colds are as good, if not more effective than medication. They provide immediate relief and have no side effects.

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  24. I needed this. Thanks so much Raksha:)

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  25. Thanks for sharing helpful article, prevention is better than cure

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  27. in our country we use strepsils... it is a candy that can cure sore throat... it is effective...

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  28. Thanks a lot dear...I would surely try this out n i m sure it wil work for sure...Keep doing this gr8 work...

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  29. Thanks Raksha...one of my dear one really needs it right now.. :)

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  30. i have done dis but,it has give me small relief..pls suggest me some extra..m suffering from cold,throat infection,cough etc..

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  31. keep up the good work Raksha,you are very well safeguarding our natural Ayurveda culture.

    Appreciated.

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  35. Hello Raksha - and thanks you for your recipe for KASAI / KADA.

    I am actually a doctor, but I am just as ignorant as a non doctor - I am an anesthetist. I don't get sick often, but the last 10 days, I have had this awful cold and cough. I tried antibiotics, azithromycin, and even codeine for symptomatic relief.

    Considering that most Ayurvedic medicine offers symptomatic relief! may I suggest the addition of a few more ingredients that come to mind.??

    For the vapors .... Ginger preferably raw ginger is very good, and some menthol ingredient .... Like mint leaves etc. ... Pudina. Cardamom, including black cardamom, in small quantities ..... Black peppercorns should be avoided as it irritates the throat. Ayurvedic medicines like Kankol, ( like small peppercorns ....). , yalamanchalli, hingashtak ( not hing -), ......all in small quantities.

    Kasai must be drunk very hot, so the soothing effect is felt deep inside,

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  36. all are very nice :)

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