It’s the season of hot tea, your favorite book and a cozy corner to sit back and enjoy the two. But it’s also the season of running nose and unending sneezes. Cold can lead to fever, headache and throat pain. In such a condition, you don’t want to step out of your blanket, but only if you had the luxury to do so. Sitting in an air-conditioned office and added stress of deadlines make it even worse.

So, what do you do when you can’t miss work but the cold doesn’t let you do any? You try out some of your grandma’s kitchen recipe with easy and accessible ingredients. We’ve listed them down for you.


Milk + Turmeric

Turmeric latte as addressed by the western countries is warm and nourishing. Also known as Golden Milk (Haldi Doodh in Hindi) is an age-old remedy to fight against cold and cough. With its anti-oxidant properties, it’s one of the most comforting drinks.

Adding some cinnamon and cardamom powder to it makes it more soothing and tasty.

Ginger + Lemon Tea + Honey

It is a revitalizing beverage that not just helps you ease out when suffering from cold, but also has various other health benefits. Each of these 3 ingredients has their own medicinal property that relaxes you in this unpleasant situation.

Add a little tea powder and crushed ginger to boiling water, followed by a spoonful of honey and slice of lemon. Let this warm drink seep in and relax you from within.

Vegetable Soup

Take in the goodness of fresh vegetables in the form of a warm soothing soup. Pick up some of the vegetables of your choice like carrots, corn, peas, tomato etc. and check out some super simple recipe to make a healthy vegetable soup. You can even add some lemon grass if available.

Don’t forget to Instagram your healthy soup and yourself wrapped in a cozy blanket look!

Mixed Herb and Spice Tea

When these wonderful herbs and spices come together, they don’t just help you bring down your cold or sore throat but also serves as an immunity booster.

Some cinnamon and turmeric sticks, cloves of cinnamon, a crushed slice of ginger and few drops of lemon – you are good to go for a comforting tea.

So, keep calm and try these easy and comforting drinks to beat the crazy cold.