How to use Ginger for Cold?

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Cold remains throughout the year, it is such a disease which is finds easy targets. One of the common reasons of getting a cold is not washing hands frequently before and after eating food. Cold not only irritates you throughout the day but also is a reason for headache and breathing problems. Everyone runs for a medicine if it gets more severe, but instead of that when you can get an easier, more effective and homemade way in curing your cold then you must go for it and use it as intake of medicine will come with its own side effects whereas doing a home remedy is always a better option.

ginger for cold

One such way o finding a relief from cold is using ginger, yes From past many centuries  ginger is been used for curing many health problems though in past years ginger  was nearly as expensive as pepper. The Chinese have been using ginger for more than 2,500 years to fight colds as it contains much yang of energy; it provides warmth to the lungs and thins the mucus

Ginger is also said to contain twelve antiviral substances! Which makes it more special, Ginger treats and cure all the symptoms associated with a cold like sore throat, inflammation of the mucous membranes, coughing etc. What’s more, it also relieves pain in chest and has a calming effect.

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Ginger Treatments are Good for Cold:

1. There are various ways by which you can intake ginger to cure cold, as eating it raw is nearly impossible, it taste is very bad!

2. While you take steam with hot water instead of having the steam with water alone or taking it with any medicine it is recommended to take the steam with ginger, you need to just grade it, and sprinkle in the water now boil the water and take this soothing steam. Hot water vapor containing ginger reduces swelling of the sinuses in the case of colds. To really ‘sweat out’ a cold, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the tea, and your cold will be cured for sure.

3. Another exotic tip for dealing with a cold with the help of ginger is: mix a coffee spoon of cayenne pepper with a coffee spoon of ground ginger, and sprinkle this in your socks, then walk around as much as possible. Your feet will become super-warm and you will sweat out your toxins through sweat! This is really a good remedy as told by old people that we get cold through our feet.

4.  The one who are asthma sufferers with a cold are advised to use a ginger tincture.

5. You can also take a steam bath. For this, when taking a hot bath, you need to add five ginger slices to the hot water. The lively aroma of ginger that was released by the steam will help you to open up the nasal passages immediately. After taking the hot water ginger bath lie down to rest, being wrapped in a delicious towel, you will notice that you now begin to sweat. After half an hour of your bath, again you may take a lukewarm shower and drink a cup of ginger tea. You will feel reborn, and the cold will be as good as gone.

6. Ginger tablets are also one of the best ways to stop your running nose. You can take these tablets from any ayurvedic or medical stores these tablets contain a good and natural amount of ginger which will give warmth to your nasal and chest area quickly.

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Prepare Ginger Tea:

Ginger tea can be found in any good store nearby your house or you may prepare it yourself just by following few steps!

  1.  Grate 50g ginger and add it in water
  2.  Now keep this water with grated ginger to boil. Let this water boil for about 10 minutes with ginger.
  3.  Add milk, sugar and tea leaves (the same quantity as you pour for a normal cup of tea)
  4.  Once again put it to boil, consume hot!

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