With the changes in weather, cold and cough are the complaints that kids and adults suffer from. Most people prefer medication treatment to get rid of cold and cough. Along with the medication treatment, you can ask your health care expert about remedies to help the cough. Here, we have listed 7 home remedies to curb cold and cough.


Gargling is the best way to get temporary relief from cold and cough. It can assist you in moistening a sore throat.  To reduce the tickle in your throat, Gargle with one teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water (1 glass) 4-5 times daily.

Drink up

Hydrate yourself with lots of water because it helps break up your congestion and makes your throat moist.  You can try coffee, green tea, lemon tea, warm water, and more.

Take steam

If you are experiencing trouble breathing due to a cold and cough, take steam.  Place your head over a container of hot water and inhale slowly through your nose and exhale through your nose.


Consume 1 tablespoon of honey 2-3 times a day.  After consuming honey, you can feel better due to its soothing effect.


Mix garlic paste with mustard oil and massage on different neck, back, and chest areas.  Massage can help to boost your immune system and offer relief from cold and cough.

Turmeric milk

Turmeric milk can help you fight viral infections such as cold and cough because turmeric has antiseptic properties. Add one tablespoon of turmeric in 1 glass of warm milk and drink. Try this 2-3 times a day for better results.

 Carom seeds

Mix carom seeds and Tulsi leaves in warm water to get relief from cough and cold. It also assists in relieving chest congestion.


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