It is usually said that having a bowl of warm chicken soup can actually soothe cold and cough infection! But then, believers in modern medicine generally don’t take home remedies too seriously. 

To your surprise, at times, some home remedies can prove their merit when put to scientific testing. Continue reading to know what the science says about the aforementioned remedy for a cold! Is chicken soup really a miracle cure-in-a-bowl, or is that just a myth?

Here’s the fact

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Well, one study published in Chest, the journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, says that chicken soup contains anti-inflammatory agents that can heal cold symptoms. So make sure to sip on a steaming bowl of soup the next time you have a stuffy nose. 

The vapors and warmth will surely soothe your sore throat. Also, you can count on the anti-inflammatory substances found in the soup to heal your inflamed respiratory tract. Isn’t that far better than popping a pill?

However, if chicken soup is not your kind of thing, then go for pepper-corn mushroom soup or have some green tea! These are also packed with antioxidants that can help you fight cold infection. 

For any query related to home remedies for cold and cough, consult an Ayurveda Specialist at

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