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Home remedies for cough

by | Nov 21, 2022 | Health | 0 comments


Cough can be an unpleasant and uncomfortable condition that you may find hard to treat. Many prescription drugs are available to help with a cough, but they often come with side effects. In addition, some people may not want to take over-the-counter medications when there are other options available. While using home remedies for coughs is not always practical, sometimes they can help ease your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable.

If you have a cough, it may be possible to treat it with a home remedy.

If you have a cough, it may be possible to treat it with a home remedy. Coughs are one of the most common symptoms of colds, flu, and other infections. They can last for days or weeks, depending on the cause. If your cough lasts more than three weeks, see your doctor as this can be an indication of something more serious such as lung cancer or chronic bronchitis (long-term infection).

Coughs are caused by a variety of things including:

  • viral infections (cold)
  • bacterial infections (tuberculosis)
  • allergies – to dust mites or pollen for example
  • smoking

Adding Honey to drinks

Adding honey to drinks is a great way to soothe your throat, alleviate the symptoms of a cough, and reduce the production of mucus.

Honey contains antimicrobial properties which help fight colds and flu viruses by stopping them from multiplying. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling in the airways and ease congestion caused by allergies or asthma.

To make an effective tea with honey:

  • Heat 1 cup water until hot but not boiling (about 180 degrees Fahrenheit) then remove it from the heat source.
  • Add 1 teaspoon each of thyme, ginger root powder, cinnamon powder, and orange peel powder (if desired) to the hot water. Let steep for 15 minutes while covered then strain into another container through cheesecloth or coffee filter paper if preferred without pressing on solids too much as some may get trapped in cloth filters if pushed too hard during the straining process; discard solids left behind after the straining process is complete because they won’t contain any medicinal value when used for making teas like this one unless you want them for use as spices instead.* Add 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus about 2 tablespoons sugar per cup measurement (or less depending on how sweet your tastes run). Stir well until sugar dissolves entirely before serving hot tea

Salt-water gargle

Salt-water gargling is one of the best home remedies for cough, as it helps to loosen phlegm (mucus) and ease congestion. Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle using this solution for about a minute. Repeat every 2-3 hours to get relief from coughing.

TIP: If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before trying this remedy.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a good way to soothe a sore throat. It’s also good for colds and can even help with nausea.

It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and costs just pennies compared to store-bought teas that have questionable ingredients and may not work as well. You can get the ginger at any grocery store or Asian market (they usually sell it fresh).

You can also use it to make a simple syrup that’s great for cocktails and mixed drinks.

Make your own cough drops


  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (or 2 teaspoons of dried lemon peel)

Stay hydrated by drinking more water

Drinking lots of water can help you stay hydrated, which is a good thing if you’re experiencing a dry throat. The reason for this is that drinking water helps to keep your mucous membranes moist, as well as your throat and lungs. The process of hydrating yourself also helps with flushing out toxins in the body and keeping digestion moving along smoothly.

You may also want to consider adding herbal teas with soothing properties such as chamomile or peppermint tea into the mix. These have been shown in some studies to help reduce coughing and soothe irritated airways when taken at least twice daily over an extended period of time

Steamy drinks

The best way to get rid of a cough is through steam. The steam will loosen the mucus in your lungs, making it easier to cough out.

Hot tea, hot chocolate or soup are all great ways to produce steam that can help you breathe more easily after a night of coughing up a storm. If you don’t want soup for breakfast, try steaming up some water with lemon and honey instead!

Aromatherapy for cough

  • Use a diffuser to disperse the oil into the air.
  • Add 10 drops of eucalyptus, lemon, or peppermint essential oil to a bowl of water and place it in front of your heater vent—the steam will help clear the sinuses and ease congestion.
  • For example: If you have a cool mist humidifier that uses ultrasonic energy technology and emits cool moisture into the air (instead of warm steam), fill it with water and add 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, which will help clear nasal passages so you can breathe more easily. If you don’t have one yet but want one for wintertime coughs when heating systems suck all moisture out from the air in your home, consider getting one now so that when winter arrives, it’ll be ready at hand!


These remedies have been proven to be effective. If you want to try them out and see if they work for you, then go ahead!

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