With the weather being unpredictable of late, most people tend to catch a cough and flu, a blocked or a runny nose, a sore throat, or even a mild temperature? If you are tired of swallowing tablets three times a day, or simply does not have a chance to visit the doctor. Here are few of the grandma’s natural remedies, that will help you to have a speedy recovery:


Honey is known to soothe the throat, and ginger is known to have antibiotic properties. Grind up some ginger and mix it with an equal amount of honey, and consume it as is. If you find that the taste is not to your liking, you could mix it with half a glass of warm milk, too. It instantly clears up the nasal passage and soothes a dry throat.


Turmeric can be used in multiple ways. If you have whole turmeric bulbs, burn one end of the bulb, and inhale the smoke for instant relief. Alternatively, you could boil turmeric powder with milk and drink the mixture.


Flaxseeds are known to work wonders for colds. Boil the flaxseeds in water till the mixture thickens and then strain it. Add some lime juice and honey (according to taste) and have this twice a day. Your cold will disappear in no time.


Jaggery is great to soothe a sore throat. Boil water and black pepper together. Then add some cumin, and one the mixture becomes aromatic, add a few pieces of jaggery and mix it on a low heat, till the jaggery melts completely. This helps with sore throats and clears up chest infections.

Masala Chai:

If you are a tea lover, there is nothing like the masala chai, which can provide instant relief from a cold. Boil water with tea leaves, and add some spices of your choice (cloves, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper work best). Cover, simmer for a few minutes and strain. Preferably, take it black. You can add some honey to balance the taste.