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A Guide to Cough Remedies That You Can Make at Home

Posted Jul 20 2011 4:47am

Many people think that if you get a cough you should just go to the corner drug store and pick up some over-the-counter cough syrup to quickly relieve the symptoms. However, the truth is that you’re better off without that type of cough syrup. Let me explain, to begin with these over-the-counter cough syrups are filled with harsh chemicals and preservatives. And, once you take this cough syrup what happens is that you stop coughing, but that’s not the ideal solution. The problem is that it’s suppressing the body’s automatic response to purging the phlegm that has accumulated in the respiratory system. And, what will happen is eventually your body will find a way of picking up the cough again. So, the best way is to use natural cough remedies. We’ll be taking a look at a few natural cough remedies that you can make at home that will help your body get rid of the cough.

Home Cough Remedies

A simple mixture of lemon juice with honey and warm water is a reliable and quick remedy.

A mixture of honey and garlic is a simple, but effective cough remedy. Just chop up a garlic clove, mix it with honey, and swallow it. Take this remedy 3 to 4 times a day.

Oregano tea is also a great natural cough remedy. It contains a substance that is very useful for killing bacteria. It is also helpful for removing phlegm. And, it helps turn a dry cough into a productive cough. To prepare, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh oregano leaves to boiling water. Let it brew for 10 minutes. Drink this tea twice a day.

The herbal onion drink is an antibacterial and also a powerful antiseptic. This drink is very good at helping the body’s respiratory system. To prepare this drink boil water, add onion, and sugar. Let it brew for several minutes. Strain this mixture and drink it 3 to 4 times a day.

Ginger herbal tea is another simple but healing remedy for coughing symptoms. Ginger has many healing properties and can easily be boiled with water to provide effective relief.

The eucalyptus leaf brings potent relief to the respiratory system. This herb helps to soothe coughing symptoms and also opens the bronchi. Boil this herb in water for several minutes and while it’s steaming cover your head with a towel to breathe in the aromatic fumes.

If you follow the home cough remedies in this guide you’ll never want to take an over-the-counter cough syrup again. And, the good news is that you won’t have to.

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