Winter ailments: 5 home remedies to look out for

Here are a few natural remedies to beat the chill this winter season.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Keeping warm during winter is not easy. It is at this time of the year, people get more prone to bacteria and viruses that produce toxins causing colds, cough, influenza and other common diseases.

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To beat these illnesses, experts recommend adapting to certain natural remedies which can help a lot apart from wearing woollen clothes.

Here are top 5 natural remedies to beat the chill:

Ginger tea for cough

It is very helpful in treating cough and sore throat associated with colds. Also, chewing a piece of ginger tossed in honey helps relieve the severity of nausea.

Chicken soup for cold

Chicken soup can actually help you say bye-bye to cold as it breaks down the mucus thereby easing the respiratory process. Apart from this, chicken soup is loaded with carbohydrates which keeps you energetic.

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Aloe Vera mask for dry skin

Aloe vera has immense benefits when it comes to skin as it has antioxidants and vitamins which will leave a perfect glow on your skin that you always longed for thereby repairing skin cells.

Saunf for constipation

Helps cool the lining of the stomach. Due to its anti-ulcer properties, it aids in digestion and relieves constipation.

Eucalyptus oil for nasal congestion

Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, eucalyptus oil is used to treat respiratory problems like sinus, cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis and even nasal congestion.