How to get rid of a bad cough naturally

The over-the-counter remedies for cough relief can lead to side-effects such as constipation, dry mouth and drowsiness hence, time-tested home remedies that are wholly natural are considered favourable choices for treating cough.

Himanshu Sharma
Written by: Himanshu SharmaUpdated at: Jul 31, 2015 17:53 IST
How to get rid of a bad cough naturally

Cough is a condition, not a disease, which can be cured with home remedies. The cough condition targets immune system, leading to irritability, exhaustion and fatigue. After weakening the immune mechanism, it leaves you in a condition to cough all night and susceptible to other health ailments. Home remedies are as effective as over-the-counter medicines for cough, allowing you to heal from the health condition within few days. However, it is necessary to conform to measures to prevent further damage to throat and respiratory system.

 

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Solution of ginger, cinnamon & lemongrass

A solution is prepared from ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass, wherein the proportions of these are 1:1:2 respectively. The solution is dissolved in luke warm water. To make it better in taste, honey could be added. Owing to effective herbal properties, this will get rid of cough along with cold, congestion, and flu.

 

Pomegranate juice for treating cough in children

Pomegranate has soft action on cough. For children, pomegranate juice mixed with a pinch of ginger powder and a pinch of pepper is quite effective.

 

Garlic

 

Garlic plus honey treats chronic cough

In order to get a relief from chronic cough, one can create mixture garlic powder and honey. Have this solution twice-thrice within the day to cure the chronic cough condition.

 

Turmeric properties cure stubborn cough

Garlic along with turmeric also proves effective on stubborn cough. One can have garlic turmeric milk for treating the condition.

 

warm water

 

Warm water

Water not only keeps you hydrated, but also helps in removal of toxins from the body. In a cough condition, drinking warm water in ample amount system is recommended. Warm water intake acts as a catalyst to recover from the condition of cough and cold.

 

Remedy for cold and cough

There are several options available to cure the condition of cold and cough. Some of the effective remedies are listed below.

  • Inhaling steam of boiled water containing ginger and few eucalyptus leaves.
  • Three dosages of solution prepared by natural sugar and fennel seeds.
  • Three servings of solution of cinnamon and honey.

 

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