07 August 2015

Home and Herbal Remedies for Chest Cold or Chest Congestion

Firecracker Flower
People often suffer from Cold as it is something that may occur to anyone irrespective of their ages or gender however it might be of different types. A common cold is not a serious health problem and there are varieties of remedies available to treat it. Another type of cold is that which prolonged for 2 weeks or more and contains a number of other symptoms along with it. This type of cold may include symptoms like throat soreness, breathing problem, fever, headache and irritations. Moreover, the patient may experience chest pain during this type of cold, in medical terms it is called as chest congestion or chest cold. Chest cold occurs due to a virus that causes breathing problem and chest pain in response to chest congestion. There are varieties of reasons that may cause chest cold, some common causes of it includes allergic reactions, common cold, flu, pneumonia, chronic diseases, smoking habits and face to face contact with the infected person. The symptoms of chest cold are same as common cold however it causes pain in the chest and throat of the affected person.

  You can get a number of medical prescriptions for chest cold by consulting a doctor however there are a number of home and herbal remedies available for the treatment of chest cold as well. Home and herbal remedies often proved to be very effective in cases of cold, flu and chest cold. Carry on reading to know about some effective home and herbal remedies for the treatment of chest cold.

Herbal and Home remedies to cure chest cold or chest congestion

Turmeric is considered as one of the most useful herbs when it comes to cure various health disorders specially infections. In older times people used it to treat skin infections and for getting a glowing skin which is however still relevant. Turmeric is very effective for the treatment of chest cold along with other viral and bacterial infections as it contains valuable medicinal properties such as antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. As chest cold is a viral infection, turmeric serves the purpose of treating it quite effectively. In order to use turmeric for chest cold, take it raw along with the warm milk and honey twice daily, moreover you can take it with honey and even can add turmeric in your daily diet as well.

Firecracker Flower (Amboli)

Firecracker flower is found in Sri Lanka and southern part of Indian Subcontinent and is very effective for treating health problems like chest cold and cough. In order to use firecracker flower for relieving chest cold, extract the juice of its leaves and add some honey into it to consume two times a day. You can also use its extracts with powdered black pepper as well.

Eucalyptus oil

Jaggery (Gurh)Another useful natural remedy for the treatment of chest cold is Eucalyptus oil, it not only relieves your chest congestion but also provide relief from chest pain as well. Its aromatic affect sooth your nerves and ease your breathing.   You can buy eucalyptus oil from any nearby grocery store or your local druggist. In order to use eucalyptus oil for relieving chest cold, mix few drops of it into boiling water to inhale its vapors moreover, applying eucalyptus oil directly on the nostrils and over the chest is also very useful as well. Use your finger to massage gently over the chest and around the nostrils for few minutes, you can use this technique 2-3 times a day for getting quick relief from chest cold.

Jaggery (Gurh)

It is made from sugarcane during the process of concentration and evaporation while boiling the sugarcane juice. It is a thick solid mass of golden brown color which contains sucrose and moisture. It is widely used in Asian subcontinent including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for making sweets, chocolates, syrup and remedies. For getting relief from chest cold, consume a small portion of Jaggery twice daily. Moreover, you can also use it by adding a little black sesame (black teel) with it and consume the mixture two times a day.   


Garlic is a multipurpose remedy that works great on a variety of minor health disorders including skin and oral infections. It contains several medicinal capabilities including antiviral and antifungal action which makes it a perfect herb as well as home remedy. In order to use garlic for treating chest cold, eat 2 cloves of raw garlic two times a day; you can add some honey if you like to make it easily chewable. Moreover, use garlic regularly with your food by adding few cloves of it while preparing your food.

This is the most common, effective and easiest method for the treatment of chest congestion, the best thing about gargling is that you don’t need too much things other than water and salt. Just boil the water with added salt till it completely disappeared in water, let it cool for a while and then gargle with it. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day for quick relief.

Thyme or Ajwain
Thyme PlantThyme is known as Ajwain in India where people use it in food recipes and snacks delicacies. Loaded with some amazing medicinal characteristics, thyme serves as an effective remedy for the treatment of head congestion, nasal congestion, sore throat and chest cold or bronchitis. In order to use thyme for chest colds drink its tea 2-3 times daily. You can add lime juice in it for making it more effective as well. In addition, add it in your daily diet for getting quick relief from chest cold.   

Ginger is no doubt one of the most useful herbs known to mankind that not only serves as a home kitchen item but also very useful in a wide range of health problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, sore throat, mouth infections, mouth ulcers, common cold, headache, flu and chest cold. The best part of ginger is that it is very easily available and very easy to use; the best way of using ginger for chest cold is to drink ginger tea 2-3 times daily. In addition, eat raw ginger along with honey once or twice daily to fasten the healing process as well. Adding ginger in your daily diet is very healthy as well.  


No comments:

Post a Comment