Thursday, December 24, 2009

Homemade Cough Drops - Remedy for Sore Throat



Sore throat is the inflammation of the throat, which is mainly caused due to cold, flu, or infections. A person suffering from sore throat feels as if someone is scratching the insides of the throat with a brush. Swallowing is hard and there is constant irritation. Though the ailment runs its course in a few days, still it is very tough to bear without any medication. Throughout the world, millions of sore throat sufferers line up to the doctors every year. If the sore throat persists for a long duration then it is better to seek medical help. Various studies have shown that prolonged sore throat can be a sign of some other serious illness. Managing sore throat through the duration that it stays, is very easy and there are a number of herbal remedies available. These remedies give relief from the pain and irritation and also do not have any side effects that tag along with medicines. In the article below are given some herbal remedies to cure the sore throat.
Soonth Gud: "Dry ginger & Jaggery balls with some turmeric", this special remedy is used for people suffering from sore throat & cough due to cold. Turmeric & salt loosen the mucus, while butter helps to glide it down in stools. There are several different diseases & problems mentioned below, with respective compounds used which may treat them, when consumed on a long term period.

Pipramool - A root of long Pepper (A close relative of black pepper) One of the wonderful, warming roots is used in cold conditions, such as osteoarthritis. It also finds use for anorexia, constipation, anemia, body ache, coughing and breathing problems, pharyngitis and vertigo. Available in most of the Indian Grocery stores in US. OR can be bought online. I googled for online store and found few..here is one of them.

Dry Ginger Powder: (Zingiber officinale) Ginger is used in Asian medicine to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Many digestive, antinausea, and cold and flu dietary supplements sold in the United States contain ginger extract as an ingredient. It has been used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint and muscle pain.

Soonth-Gour


Preparation Time : Nil
Cooking Time : 10 min
Serves / Makes : 12 small jaggery-ginger balls.

Ingredients :

1 C Jaggery made into powder
1 Tbsp Clarified Butter
1 tsp Dry ginger powder
1 tsp Pipramool powder (optional)
or 1/4 tsp Black Pepper powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
A pinch of salt

Method:

1.  Heat jaggery in  a pan until it melts, now add ginger powder, turmeric powder, salt and finally clarified butter...mix it well, and cook untill you see bubbles coming out of the whole mixture..then turn of the flame off, let it cool a bit, divide into equal portions with a help of a spoon, gently roll it into bite sized balls. Store it into an air tight container. It can be made and kept for future use in to consume within 5- 15 days.

Reason for which the remedy is prepared: Soonth Gud: "Dry ginger & Jaggery balls with some turmeric", this special remedy is used for people suffering from sore throat & cough due to cold & lot of mucus. Turmeric & salt loosen the mucus, while butter helps to glide it down in stools...Thus helps as best homemade expectorant as well. Sucking these tablets, keeps the throat wet, hence stops irritation and excessive coughing.

Oral consumption or topical application: Oral Consumption (3 small tabs a day, kids 2 tabs)

For whom Kids / Adults / ALL / Specific Gender:  For Everyone

Can prepare fresh / made in advance for consumption in 5- 15 days.

Event Participation: Goes straight to our home event "Home Remedies" Series -1


Some More Sore Throat Cure With Herbal Remedies :

Lemon Juice And HoneyTake a glass of warm water and squeeze a lemon into it. Add one tablespoon of honey and stir properly using a spoon. Drink this at least twice a day to get relief from soreness of the throat. Another method is to cut a lemon into slices and then adding a pinch of salt and pepper to it. Make the salt and pepper penetrate the lime by squeezing it lightly. Take care not to drop the juice. Suck on this lime slice. Doing this at least three times a day gives immediate relief for sore throat. 

Cayenne PepperIn a cup of hot water add one-fourth teaspoon of cayenne pepper and stir. Drink this to cure sore throat.

Ginger
Ginger is perhaps the most effective and widely used remedy to cure sore throat. Chew thin slices of ginger for immediate relief. You can also prepare tea using crushed ginger and drink it throughout the day. Another method is to grind the ginger and take out the juice. To it mix a teaspoon of honey and drink it. 

Fenugreek (Methi)In a liter of water, add two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. Put this and leave it to simmer for about half an hour. Strain and keep it for cooling. Use this water to gargle. 

Holy BasilHoly basil is very effective in curing sore throat and cough. Crush around ten basil leaves and add it to a cup of water. Keep it for an hour and then strain. Drink this three to four times a day until the soreness is cured.

Salt
Mix one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle your throat. Do this every hour for immediate relief. 

Bishop's Weed (Ajwain)
Take a glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of bishop’s weed and a pinch of salt. Use this solution to gargle until the soreness disappears.

27 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a cool remedy! Gotta look out Pipramool powder when I visit Asia stores.

Merry X'mas!

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely recipe! Thanks a lot for posting this. This is new to me and I have it bookmarked.

PJ said...

Thanks for sharing this perfect home-remedy for the season! I think I have everything at home except for Piparamool powder.

Gulmohar said...

That's cool..Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays guys !!!!

BangaloreBaker said...

In south India, they give this to new mothers too. Nice recipe and description.

SE(Denufood) said...

Thanx...Happy Holidays and happy New Year!!

Pavithra said...

oh wow thats really wonderful recipe and informative. SO useful.

Preety said...

Merry X'mas & Happy New Year

Vrinda said...

Looks cute and shiny....Merry X'mas....

Shri said...

Looks great!Merry Xmas and happy holidays guys!And hey the post the comment link is out of place, next to the 1st comment!!

chakhlere said...

Hey this is a amazing remedy. I am gonna make them right away.

Cham said...

Very new got to look for pipramool

Sush said...

Seems like it is the right time you have started the event.., great entry dear

Renu said...

very nice recipe...

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow great renedie for cough they looks slike cookies beautiful pic.

Tina said...

Perfect and nice....

shanthi said...

My granny used to make this and its good for digestion also.

Priya said...

SUch a tremendous remedy..pipramool powder is new to me..will go for search..

kothiyavunu said...

Nice remedy..would love to u try it..:)
Wishing u & ur family Happy X'Mas & Happy holidays!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very interesting......this sounds something like Inji Merapa in tamilnadu.....

Oraphan said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing such great remedy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey very good for this cold..thanks for sharing..

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Uma said...

nice remedy for cough! I remember my mom used to make balls out of jaggery and whole peppercorns for treating cough when I was a kid! It was also a good remedy.

Happy Holidays!!

simply.food said...

Your blog is full of wonderful tips.Love it.Thanks for sharing such good home remedies.

Rachana Kothari said...

You have a great blog with awesome vegetarian recipes, very beautiful pictures and also great home remedies...

Great work!

Best Wishes,
Rachana Kothari

Anshika said...

This new even is just in the perfect time. Everybody is having sore throat, cough or flue. Home made remedies are a perfect idea.

Anupama said...

This remedy is new to me... thanks for sharing!

 
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