Diseases

Common Cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system, including the nose, throat, sinuses, tracheal, larynx, and bronchial tubes. Almost all colds clear up in less than two weeks without complications. 
In the event you experience sneezing, mild fever, watery eyes, coughing, sore throat, runny nose or achiness, you probably have colds. 
People with colds are contagious during the first two to four days of the infection. Colds pass from person to person in several ways. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks, tiny fluid droplets containing the virus are expelled

Remedies

Mustard oil or Sesame oil. Warm the oil and apply to throat, chest, both sides of nose, cheeks and gently massage. Massage in a round fashion on the neck and back bone, shoulders, sides of stomach, stomach. Also massage with oil on the feet and toes. Take bath after one hour.

Take coconut oil in a ladle (big spoon), add 2 camphor tablets and warm it. Apply the oil to the chest, face, nose during night.

TABLETS FOR COLD

Neem leaves : 100 gm
Black pepper : 50 gm (Fry and make powder)

Method of Preparation 
Sprinkle little water and mix both powders uniformly. Make small balls (equal to size of chana).Dry them in shade.

Usage 
Take one to three tabs - one each time (three times) a day depending on severity.

FOOD PRECAUTIONS

- During cold season avoid cucumber, bottlegourd, lady\'s finger to avoid phlegm accumulation.
- Minimise millk, curds, buttermilk, sitting in AC rooms, consuming food from fridge.
- Use honey, candy sugar, old jaggery. Avoid sugar.
- Take wheat upma.
- Avoid chocolates.
- Avoid taking cold items like ice cream,cool drinks etc.