Ginger is one of the key medicines of Ayurvedic treatment and can be used in many ways to treat various kinds of ailments, including common cold and cough. Some of the common ways to use it is in the form of tea or juice.
Ginger acts as a cough suppressant. It also acts as an antihistamine, decongestant, and a natural antiviral that helps to fight against the illness and bacteria that cause cold and its symptoms.
How to use Ginger to treat Cold and Cough
This may be the easiest way to use ginger against colds and coughs. You need a 10 gr. piece of ginger, cut into smaller pieces. Boil these pieces in a cup of water until it reaches the boiling point. Strain the tea and drink it twice a day. It can be used in the treatment as well as prevention of the common cold and cough. Introducing ginger to your everyday diet can bring about a number of health benefits, so try consuming it on a daily basis, especially in the harsh weather conditions when we’re more susceptible to getting sick.
Ginger Lemon Juice and Honey
This is another powerful combination. You need 3-inch piece of fresh ginger and chop it finely.
In a bowl add ginger, half a cup of lemon juice, 2 tbsp. of honey and 2 cups of boiling water. Stir it well and then cover the container with a plastic wrap for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink, up to relieve your ailment.
Ginger with Cinnamon
Cinnamon acts as antiseptic that helps to kill the virus causing cold in your body. It also soothes sore throat and promotes sweating to clear the cold and its symptoms.
For this recipe, you need to prepare the previous solution – ginger, lemon juice, and honey – and then add half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Stir well, and drink. Use this beverage to not only treat your cough and cold, but to also prevent them from happening.
Note:When buying ginger, make sure that you buying fresh product. The young and fresh ginger has a much better taste, and same time health benefits from him is much higher.
Be especially careful with ginger tea if you have problems with hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, stones in the gall, or if you receive anticoagulant therapy.
Despite of large number of health benefits, it is recommended that, the use of ginger tea be limited to a maximum of two cups per day.
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