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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Home Remedies for URTIs (Upper Respiratory Tract Infections)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Home Remedies, Flu, Cold, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Sore Throat, Natural Treatment, Bacterial Infection, Viral, Upper Respiratory Tract

Flu

1. HONEY:

  • Add one tablespoon of honey in a glass of hot water.
  • Few drops of lemon juice (optional).
  • Drink it several times daily.

2. GARLIC:

  • Chop two or three fresh garlic cloves.
  • Put them into a cup of hot water.
  • Let it steep at least for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and drink it three to four times in a day.

Cold

1. GARLIC:

  • Mix one crushed garlic clove, one teaspoon of honey, few drops of lemon juice.
  • Consume it 2-3 times daily.

2. RED ONION:

  • Cut the onion into 2- 3 slices.
  • Put these slices into a bowl and add raw honey.
  • Cover the bowl and leave it for 12 to 15 hours.
  • Open the bowl, there will be a thick liquid like syrup.
  • Consumes one teaspoonful after every four hours daily.

Cough

1. TURMERIC:

  • Heat one cup of water in a pan.
  • Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • One can also add few small cinnamon sticks.
  • Boil all the ingredients for about two to three minutes.
  • Add one tablespoon of honey.
  • Drink this daily for 1-2 times.

2. GINGER:

  • Cut fresh ginger into small pieces and crush them gently.
  • Boil these pieces in a cup of water.
  • Add some lemon juice and honey into it (optional).
  • Drink it three to four times in a day.

Pneumonia

1. FENUGREEK SEEDS:

  • Add the one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds, one teaspoon of ginger, one crushed garlic clove and a pinch of cayenne pepper in a cup of hot water.
  • Let it steep for five minutes.
  • Strain it.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and some honey (optional).
  • Drink this tea two times daily.

2. GINGER JUICE:

  • Consume 5 ml of ginger juice with equal amount of honey.
  • Take two times in day after an interval of 4 hours.

Asthma

1. FIGS:

  • Wash four dried figs and soak them in a cup of water for overnight.
  • In the morning, empty stomach eat figs and drink the fig water.
  • Preferably consume it two times daily.

2. GARLIC:

  • Boil two to three cloves in 1/4   cup of milk.
  • Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Drink it two times in a day.

Sinusitis

1. STEAM INHALATION:

  • Add few drops of eucalyptus and peppermint essential oil to a tub of hot water.
  • Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam for a few minutes.
  • Repeat it two times in a day.

2. GARLIC:

  • Add 3-4 chopped garlic cloves into a pot of boiling water.
  • Cover your head with a towel and inhale its steam for 5 minutes.
  • Repeat it two times in a day.
  • Alternatively one can eat 2 to 3 fresh garlic cloves every day.

Bronchitis

1. TURMERIC:

  • Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of milk.
  • Boil it.
  • Drink it two times in a day.

2. GARLIC:

  • Chop 2-3 garlic cloves.
  • Boil them in a glass of milk.
  • Drink this milk at night before going to bed every day.

Sore Throat

1. CINNAMON:

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder into a glass of warm water.
  • Add cardamom also.
  • Strain the solution.
  • Gargle with it two to three times in a day.

2. SALT WATER:

  • Add one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water.
  •  Add small amount of honey (optional).
  • Gargle with this water.
  • Do it at least four times in a day.

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