Cold is the most common illness that affects infants and elderly
alike. Unlike the contrary belief cold weather is not the cause
of colds. There are 200 types of viruses, which cause cold. The
common cold is usually mild with symptoms of running nose,
sneezing and throat sore. The symptoms may last for one or two
weeks. Cold is common among the children and decline with age.
On an average people may get 2 to 4 colds per year depending on
their body immunity.
Common Causes of Cold:
Viruses (esp. rhinoviruses and corona viruses), Person to person
(through cough, sneezing or hand contact), Psychological stress,
allergic disorders, Menstrual cycles are the common causes of
Home Remedies for Cold
A tablespoon of carom seeds (Ajwain) crushed and tied in a
muslin cloth. Inhale whenever nose is blocked.
Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch
of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for
Take 3-4 tsp onion juices with 3-4 tsp honey daily to prevents
½ tsp cinnamon oil mixed with ½ tsp honey certainly helps.
Boil the roughly battered ginger in a cup of water till the
water reduces to half the original volume. Add some honey and
drink hot at bedtime.