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12 Home Remedies For Common Ailments Due To Seasonal Changes

When we move from winter to summer season or vice versa, many people experience health problems related to climatic changes, when moving from cold to hot weather. There are effective and safe home remedies for common ailments caused by weather changes. Some of the most common problems are sore throat, nasal congestion, dry cough, running nose, flu, dry skin, chapped lips, and even seasonal affective disorder. Although there are medicines readily available in the market, we should consider natural remedies in order to prevent any side effects.

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Today, Boldsky will share with you some home remedies for common ailments due to climate changes. These home remedies are safe, natural and without any undesirable effects. Have a look at some home cures for common diseases due to seasonal changes.

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Honey, Lemon Tea For Sore Throat

An inflamed throat can be bothersome, so the moment you experience it you should gargle one teaspoon of lemon juice. Lemon has antibacterial property. You can also make lemon juice and add honey to it. The honey has soothing effect and it makes the taste of the lemon bearable.

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Ginger Tea For Stuffed Nose

How to treat stuffy nose at home? Ginger tea is one of the effective home remedies for common ailments due to weather change. Ginger will give you relief from stuffed nose and also relieves headache associated to it. Boil slices of ginger then add honey. This helps loosen mucus thus clearing your nose and throat.

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Cinnamon, Cardamom, Almonds And Saffron Tea For Chest Congestion

They will act as a natural decongestant. You can make a sweet aroma tea by simply boiling almonds , cinnamon, cardamom and saffron for 15 minutes or so. When it gets concentrated add sugar or honey to it. Drink it hot and it will work wonders in relieving congestion. This is a special beverage made in many countries especially kashmir and is called "kehwa"

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Steam Inhalation For Obstructed Airways And Sinus

If there is difficulty in breathing due to nasal and chest congestion. Boil water in a vessel and then inhale the steam by putting towel on your head, this prevents the steam to lost in environment. You can also add some vicks vapour rub to the boiling water. Avoid going outside after steaming as it may cause exposure.

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Honey And Licorice Root Tea For Dry Cough.

This is one of the best and effective natural home remedies for cough and sore throat. Dry cough is the most annoying thing as continuous coughing may cause pain to the ribs and chest. You can have raw honey with hot water or as such before going to sleep. You can also make licorice root tea and add honey to it. Boil some sliced licorice pieces in water until it gets concentrated. Filter and have it with honey. This is one of the best home remedies for common ailments such as dry cough in going winter.

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Mustard Oil And Figs For Asthma

Asthma attack is a that is mostly triggered due to diseases due to seasonal changes. When having an asthma attack, massaging with mustard oil can help clear the respiratory passages and restore normal breathing. Heat some mustard oil with a little camphor. Transfer it in a bowl and when it is comfortably warm, gently rub it on the chest and upper back and massage. This is one of the best home remedies for asthma in winter The nutritional properties of figs promote respiratory health and help drain phlegm and alleviate breathing difficulties. Wash three dried figs and soak them in a cup of water overnight. In the morning, eat the soaked figs and drink the fig water on an empty stomach.

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Remedy For Flu

Flu is a viral infection and you need to have medical attention as taking medications and other anti biotics is necessary. Apart from this you can eat lot of fruits, healthy foods such as soup of pulses and meat or chicken, drink a lot of water and have probiotic supplement. This will help your body to recover immediately.

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Joint Pain Is Also Common In Winters

As there is less supply of vitamin D from limited sunlight. Therefore it is necessary to take proper care of your joints by taking foods like fish, and other vitamin D supplements like Eggs.

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Remedy For Chapped Lips

This is probably the most common problem during winter. Chapped lips can be remedied by making sure that you are well hydrated. You must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day to keep your lips moisturized. Apart from this you can apply a lip balm or petroleum jelly. Cucumber has 90 percent water content. It can also be used to relieve chapped lips by applying cucumber slices to your lips

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Remedy For Dry Skin

Because of the change in season or weather skin easily becomes dry during winter. To treat this problem use a ripe avocado and mash it until it has a paste like consistency. If the skin is very dry you can also add honey to the mixture then apply it on your skin. Avocado has vitamin E that prevents dry skin while the honey aids in keeping the moisture in the skin.

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Remedy For Seasonal Affective Disorder Such As Depression

Although the cause of seasonal affective disorder is unclear, it has natural remedies. One of which is eating fruits like apricot, apple, grapefruit, oranges. Fruits help gradually increase serotonin( a chemical in brain that helps to stay us happy) levels. A decrease serotonin level is linked to depression. When you start to crave for carbohydrates as a result of seasonal affective disorder, take warm meat or vegetable broth so you will feel full, preventing you from consuming too much food.

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Frost Bites

It usually happens in places with extreme cold such as kashmir. In this case the foot fingers swell with itching and much irritation. For this soak your feet in warm salt water for some time. Pat dry and later apply olive oil or coconut oil.

Story first published: Friday, February 20, 2015, 13:33 [IST]
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