Home Remedies That Work Effectively For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

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If you are finding difficulty in breathing due to nasal congestion, running nose and sore throat that comes along with headache, then these signs indicate that you are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection.

In order to cure this kind of respiratory infection that is caused by viral and bacterial infection, there are certain home remedies that work wonder.

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One of the worst parts about respiratory infection is that it is contagious. It quickly spreads while coming in contact with the affected person and also when one gets exposed to viruses that are commonly moving around certain common objects like doors, tables and chairs.

It has been observed that upper respiratory tract infection is more common during the winter season. The cold season provides an apt ground for the bacteria and viruses to breed in the surroundings.

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People having low immunity level are the worst affected. The resistance level and the capacity of the body to fight these bacteria and viruses tend to be low among those having low immunity level.

Here is a list of a few of the home remedies that help to cure upper respiratory tract infection. Take a look.


1. Ginger Tea:

One of the most effective treatments for respiratory tract infection is ginger. Just crush a few fresh pieces of ginger, boil it along with water, strain it and then keep drinking throughout the day. It helps in providing immediate relief.


2. Warm Water Gargle:

Take a glass of warm water, add a teaspoon of salt and gargle using this water. It helps in soothing the throat and provides relief from the infection.


3. Licorice Tea:

Take a small piece of licorice root and boil it along with water. Strain it and then drink like tea. It helps provide relief from upper respiratory infection.


4. Eucalyptus Leaves:

Add a few eucalyptus leaves to boiling water. Keep boiling it for a while and then inhale the steam. It helps in reducing the symptoms of throat pain and respiratory infection.


5. Turmeric:

Add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and then drink it, preferably before going to bed. This is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of respiratory tract infection.


6. Asafoetida:

Add a bit of asafoetida to a glass of milk and then drink it. This has proved as one of the best natural cures for respiratory infection.


7. Onion Juice:

Add a teaspoon of honey to about three teaspoons of onion juice and then have it. This helps in soothing the throat and providing relief from respiratory infection.


8. Garlic Oil:

Add a few drops of garlic oil and a bit of onion juice to a glass of water and drink it. Used since ancient times this has been considered as one of the best natural home remedies for upper respiratory infection.

Story first published: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 12:44 [IST]
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