It's predictable to catch cough and cold during winters. People with low immunity mostly become victims and as winters begin, they try different methods to prevent the effects of cold weather. For most of us, ginger tea is the best remedy to treat cough and cold. It is easily available and found in every Indian kitchen.
Put a small piece of ginger in your mouth. Keep it for some time and swallow its juice. You may not like the taste but it will definitely give you the calming effect. In no time, the sourness in your throat will soothe down a lot and you will feel much better. You may not know it but this terrific method helps in neutralizing a poor taste in your mouth.
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On the other hand, you can also do this. Cut a piece (about an inch and a half long) of fresh ginger. You can either chop it or grate it. Put it in a cup of warm water and let it sit for five minutes. Squeeze the ginger and drink the warm water. You can drink three or more cups daily until you feel fine. If you want flavour, you can add a spoonful of honey.
However, if you prefer tea, here's how you should make your tea. It is another effective way to treat cold and cough. Ginger tea is also one of the most preferred teas and has many health benefits. It not only treats cold but helps in relieving nausea, reduces inflammation, fight respiratory problems and improves blood circulation. So, sip a hot cup of green tea and gain its different health benefits. For children, reduce the concentration of the tea a bit, so it's less spicy.