cough is usually determined by the
underlying cause of the symptom. However,
there are some natural cures that
may be used to alleviate cough.
is a natural sweetener and it has
a warming effect that can sooth irritated
mucous membranes to relieve cough.
Children who are younger than one
year of age should not consume honey-based
remedies. Here is how honey can be
used to cure cough:
one teaspoon of honey with a few
drops of brandy and consume to cure
a coughing fit.
and lemon juice in equal proportions
and consume one teaspoon of the
mixture twice each day to moisten
a dry throat and to relieve itchiness
in the throat.
cup of grape juice with one teaspoon
of honey and drink.
teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
and two teaspoons of honey to a
glass of water and drink this mixture
before meals to relieve cough.
Raw onion can be used to cure cough.
Here is how to use it:
one teaspoon of raw onion juice
with one teaspoon of honey. Allow
the mixture to sit for three to
four hours before it is consumed.
This is an excellent cough syrup
and should be consumed twice each
medium-sized onion, add the juice
of one lemon, and pour one cup of
boiling water over the onion-lemon
combination. Sweeten the mixture
with honey if desired and consume
this concoction two or three times
each day until the coughing subsides.
There are some vitamins and herbs that
are known to alleviate cough symptoms
and provide relief.
may aid in treating cough and strengthening
the immune system. Consume 500 milligrams
of licorice each day until the cough
subsides. Patients who have high
blood pressure should not consume
has the ability to strengthen the
immune system and to reduce the
amount of mucous in the body. Consume
500 milligrams of echinacea each
day until the cough is relieved.
C strengthens the immune system.
Consume 500 to 1,000 milligrams
of Vitamin C each day.
Tips for Relieving Cough
People who are suffering from cough
should follow a balanced and nutritious
diet including wholegrain cereals, fresh
fruits and raw or lightly cooked vegetables.
Avoid tea, coffee, refined or processed
foods like white flour, white bread,
pickles, condiments, soft drinks, ice
creams, candies and foods that are high
are some additional tips that can help
to minimize the irritation that is caused
adequate fluids to maintain hydration
in the throat. Sip on hot water,
lemon juice or herbal teas.
pillows to elevate the head while
sleeping because this can help to
ease a dry cough.
personal irritants and avoid them.
a doctor immediately if the cough persists
for more than two weeks or if the patient
expels pink, frothy mucous or bloody
mucous. An informed medical assessment
will help to identify the underlying
cause of cough and allow proper treatment.
Soothe an irritable
natural chest congestion
children and adults.