We are always infected with common ailments such as cough, cold, infections and flu during season changes. Prescribed medicines as well as antibiotics help to get rid of these ailments but too much of medicine on a daily basis is not good for health. It is always better to use natural remedies for curing infections and disease.

Lemon juice is known to be a very effective medicine that has anti bacterial, anti viral as well as immune boosting properties. It comprises of bioflavonoid, pectin, limonene, citric acid, magnesium, calcium, as well as various Vitamins and specially Vitamin C that helps in fighting against diseases. Lemon helps in weight loss as well if taken with a glass of honey and aids in good digestion.

There are 9 ways in which flu as well as common cold can be treated using natural ingredients. These are better than antibiotics if taken on a regular basis.

Sore throat

Mix a juice of one lemon and add some salt and black pepper. Gargle with that solution on a regular basis to relieve the pain caused by sore throat. If you do not have all the ingredients you can also use apple cider vinegar as a substitute.

Opening blocked noses

Mix equal amount of black pepper powder, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom seeds. Grind them into a fine mixture and then inhale the powder to open the blocked nose.

Gall stones

A mixture of lemon juice and olive oil is a very effective mixture. This mixture helps to work against sore throat as well as tonsillitis and canker sores.

Sore throat, canker sores, tonsillitis

In order to treat these symptoms, mix lemon juice and water and gargle with it. You can add salt and then gargle with the same in order to remove the infection

Weight loss

Add two table spoons of lemon juice along with one table spoon of honey and one fourth teaspoon of ground black pepper in a glass of water and drink the mixture regularly to lose weight. Have it in the morning for effective results.


In order to get relief from nausea, mix lemon juice and black pepper and then drink the mixture.

Asthma attacks

Boil 8-10 gms of pepper along with 10 to 15 basil leaves and 2 cloves in water. Boil the mixtures for 15 minutes and then strain it well and then add 2 table spoons of honey. You can also add milk to the same.

Tooth aches

Smear a mixture of black pepper along with clove oil on the painful area to relieve from painful toothaches.

Fever, flu, chills

Add some lemon juice in a hot cup of tea with honey. This is very effective in fighting coughs. You can also stop bleeding nose by applying lemon juice in cotton balls and applying in the nostril.

Source: http://timeforhealthylife.com/