The chilly winter, not only brings with it manageable cold and cough, but also painful throat, and tonsillitis. Salt water gargles doesn’t always prove helpful. Add 1 tsp of Yashtimadhu (glycerrhiza glabra) and pinch of turmeric to cup of water, boil the mixture, strain and add ½ tsp of salt. Gargling with this medicated water relieves throat pain and inflammation. These gargles also remove the congested cough in the throat.