Natural remedies for Colds Headaches

Natural remedies for colds headaches that are useful

By Veena Deo

In this article I am going to discuss natural remedies for colds headaches that one can follow very easily at home.

By taking strong medicines the immunity to disease and vitality of the human body is reduced. The demand for such medicines is constantly on the rise. As everyday a new drug crops up in the market. We see advertisements of newer drugs daily and we continue to spend more and more money on such medicines. One of the natural way is to look at herbal products that might alleviate these conditions.

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To avoid this, we have to adopt the age old concept of “Prevention is better than cure”. And for this, we need to take a balanced approach towards diet. Let food be your medicine. Balanced food is the most safe and effective way to rejuvenate the body.

Natural remedies for colds headaches that are helpful-

Common cold is a highly contagious, viral infection of the upper respiratory system. The symptoms include running nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, sore throat, cough fever and headache. It is a fact that people suffering from common cold do not take rest. This is a wrong approach as lack of rest further reduces immunity in such conditions. So, it is important to take rest.

For Sore Throat: Gargling is very important.

Add ¼ teaspoon salt in a glass of hot water. Use this water for Gargles.
Gargles with Triphala powder- decoction are also advisable.
In hot water, add ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder and drink it before going to bed.

For headaches Apply paste of Nutmeg on the forehead especially in between the eyebrows.

For Running Nose and Nasal Congestion: Drink Basil Tea with a little Ginger powder.

A handful of Basil leaves, Black Pepper about 11 seeds, Ginger about 6 grams, Cinnamomum 0.5 grams and Water about 250 grams. Boil it sufficiently, then filter it, add sugar as needed and drink this homemade tea.

Also, Turmeric generally increases body's immunity to colds. Make it a part of a diet.

I hope the above listed natural remedies for colds headaches are useful to all people.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information and on supplements is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to


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