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Indian Home Remedies for Cold & Flu ( May help in Swine Flu /H1N1/)

Add a teaspoon of cumin seeds to 1 glass of boiling water. Simmer for a few minutes, strain, and let it cool. Drink it 12 times a day. If sore throat is also present, add a few small pieces of dry ginger to the boiling water. 

Take two garlic cloves crushed and boiled in water along with half a teaspoon turmeric powder. This is an excellent antidote for cold. 

Grind six pepper corns. Mix it with a glass of warm water, sweetened with 56 batasha (a variation of sugar candy). Take this for a few nights. 

Take a concoction of ginger juice and honey, a few times a day. This remedy gives instant relief from cough and cold. 

Lemon is excellent for cold. The saying goes, "A lemon a day keeps the cold away." Mix the juice of two lemons in 2½ cups of boiling water sweetened with honey. Take this at bed time. It is a very effective remedy for bad cold. 

For acute cold in the head, boil 1 tablespoon pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. 

For severe cold: Take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

If you get repeated colds, take the Ayurvedic tonic, chyavanprash, to help build immunity.

In case of stuffy nose, the oil of eucalyptus (nilgiri in Ayurveda) is believed to be benefiting. One can have the steam of this oil (by putting a few drops into lukewarm water and then inhaling the steam). This helps in clearing the nasal track and keeps the respiratory tract healthier.

Have five duly washed leaves of Tulsi (known as Basil in English; medicinal name Ocimum sanctum) everyday in the morning. Tulsi has a large number of therapeutic properties. It keeps throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by way of strengthening your immunity. 

Giloi (medicinal name Tinospora cordifolia) is a commonly available plant in many areas. Take a one-foot long branch of Giloi, add five to six leaves of Tulsi and boil in water for 15-20 minutes or long enough to allow the water to extract its properties. Add black pepper and sendha / rock or black salt, or Mishri (crystallized sugar like lumps to make it sweet) according to taste. Let it cool a bit and drink this kadha (concoction) while still warm. It will work wonders for your immunity. If giloi plant is not available, get processed Giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct a similar drink once a day. 

A small piece of camphor (kapoor) approximately the size of a tablet should be taken once or twice a month. It can be swallowed with water by adults while children can take it along with mashed potatoes or banana because they will find it difficult to have it without any aides. Please remember camphor is not to be taken everyday, but only once each season, or once a month. 

Those who can take garlic must have two pods of raw garlic first thing in the morning. To be swallowed daily with lukewarm water. Garlic too strengthens immunity like the earlier measures mentioned. 

Those who are not allergic to milk must take a glass of hot or lukewarm milk every night with a small measure of haldi (turmeric). 

Aloe Vera (gwarpatha) too is a commonly available plant. Its thick and long, cactus-like leaves have an odorless gel. A teaspoon gel taken with water daily can work wonders for not only your skin and joint pains, but also boost immunity. 

Take homeopathic medicines — Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 in particular — five tablets three times a day, or two-three drops three times a day. While these are not specifically targeted at H1N1 either, these work well as preventive against common flu virus. 

Do Pranayam daily (preferably under guidance if you are already not initiated into it) and go for morning jog/walk regularly to keep your throat and lungs in good condition and body in fine fettle. Even in small measures, it will work wonders for your body’s resistance against all such diseases which attack the nose, throat and lungs, besides keeping you fit. 

Have citrus fruits, particularly Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice. Since fresh Amla is not yet available in the market (not for another three to four months), it is not a bad idea to buy packaged Amla juice which is commonly available nowadays
Onion & Garlic Soup
Ingredients - Remember to try and use Organic products
• 3 large onions 
• 3 cloves of garlic 
• 1 sprig of fresh parsley finely chopped 
• 4 cups of filtered water
Chop the onions and garlic into small pieces. Or alternatively liquidize them.
Bring a stainless steel saucepan with 4 cups of filtered water to the boil and then add the chopped onions and garlic and the parsley to the saucepan and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the saucepan and then let it simmer for 15 minutes. Until the onions have cooked until they are very soft.
Serve it either as is or liquidize with a thickening agent for a creamy soup. 
Thickening Agent
Add 1 tablespoon of chick pea flour and whisk it up in 2 tablespoons of filtered water.
Add to the soup and stir, until the desired thickness is obtained, then simmer for 5 minutes.
Getting the full Healing Process of this Soup
Serving Instructions
Climb into bed and keep well covered, drink the soup while hot, keep the remainder of the soup warm until later.
The soup will cause your body temperature to rise, so expect some sweating, remain well covered and rest.
Try and have another serving about 15 minutes after finishing your 1st serving.


Indian Home Remedies for Cold & Cough
Sore throat, nasal congestion, sneezing and coughing--it's all part of the discomfort of having a cold. According to mayoclinic. com, most adults have between 2 and 4 colds a year. If you have a high fever, swollen glands, a cough with colored phlegm, or severe sinus pain, see your doctor. To reduce the misery of the common cold, natural Indian home remedies may provide you with some relief. Seek the approval from your physician first as herbs may have side effects that interfere with prescription medications.


According to the I Love India website, you can use lemon and pepper to soothe coughs. Cut a ripe lemon in half, hollow it out slightly, and put black pepper in the cavity. Suck on it as needed to control cough


Honey is a popular ingredient in Indian home cough remedies. Mix 1 tbsp. of honey with 2 tbsp. of water, then add 1/4 tsp. of red pepper, 1/4 tsp. of ground ginger, and 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar. Take once a day for cough. According to, honey has antimicrobial and antioxidant qualities


Tulsi, botanically known as Ocimum sanctum, and also called holy basil--not to be confused with Ocimum basilicum, or kitchen basil--is revered in ayurvedic medicine for its healing qualities, and is commonly recommended for cough and colds. Add 2 tsps. of fresh holy basil to 8 oz. of water, bring to a boil, and steep for 5 minutes to make tulsi tea to sip for cough relief.


Marwa, or marjoram, is also used as a cough suppressant in Indian home remedies. Steep 2 tsps. dried marjoram in 8 ounces of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drink for cough as needed.


According to the I Love India website, you can use raisins to quiet a cough. Grind up 3 ounces of raisins, adding water to make a paste. Add 3 ounces of white sugar, and heat the mixture until it forms a sauce. Allow to cool. Take half an ounce of the mixture every night at bedtime. According to, raisins have a demulcent--or soothing--effect on the throat.


Turmeric has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, and is used both medicinally and cosmetically in Indian remedies and recipes. Traditional recipes advise combining 1/4 cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of powdered turmeric for a bitter-tasting, but cough-soothing, drink.


Ginger, ayurvedically known as aradraka, is a popular Indian home remedy for the common cold, and with good reason. According to, a study conducted at the Department of Applied Microbiology at Ebonyi State University and published in "The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine" showed that extract of ginger had antibacterial effects, and inhibited the growth of staph bacteri. Mince fresh ginger and heat to boiling, then simmer for five minutes. Strain the mixture, add a teaspoon of sugar, let cool, and drink.


According to the Sanatan Society website, you can make a tea featuring fenugreek seeds to relieve cold symptoms. Add 1 tbsp. of the seeds, 7 black peppercorns, and 1 tsp. of fresh minced aradraka, or ginger, to 16 oz. of water. Boil the mixture until it reduces by half--leaving 8 oz. of water left--remove from heat, and cool. Drink the tea up to four times a day to relieve symptoms of the common cold.


Crush a peeled white onion and add 1 tsp. lemon juice, then 8 oz. of water and bring to mixture to a boil. Add 1 tbsp. honey, let the mixture cool, and drink. Onion is a popular ingredient in Indian home remedies for cough and cold. According to, a study conducted at the Department of Applied Microbiology at Ebonyi State University and published in "The Internet Journal of Tropical Medicine" showed that flavonoids in onion have antimicrobial effects against a wide array of microorganisms.