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Home Remedies for Cough

Cough and cold are two such problems that everyone faces and this is more due to seasonal changes as well as a sudden climatic change. Adults as well as children are both susceptible to this and both this can create problems like blocked nose, sleepless nights etc. Before the problem becomes severe the best way to get over this problem is to take simple but effective home-remedies thus giving you positive as well as harmless results.

Mentioned below is certain effective home remedies that are age tested and have been in use since ancient times and have been passed on from one generation to another :-

Juice extracted from fresh ginger taken with honey four times in a day gives instant relief to both cold and cough. A decoction made from henna leaves if used to gargle have shown to reduce your cough problem. Mixing a cup of honey with 3 spoons of lemon juice in quarter cup of warm water and taking 2 tsp. daily also relieves you of your cough problem. Dry cough can be problematic and to get rid of this problem if salt is sprinkled on a piece of ginger and chewed helps relieve you of your dry cough.

Caraway seeds with a crystalline piece of common salt along with 3-4 pepper corns gives you relief, dry cough is also relieved if a pinch of turmeric powder is mixed with honey and taken daily apart from this drinking hot tea with mixture of lemon and raspberry jam also relieves you of your cough. Cardamom not only acts as mouth freshener to relieve you of bad breath it is also effective in controlling your cough. Drinking hot milk with a little honey at night also gives you relief from your problem.

Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E and this is not only effective in treating acne, pimples and rejuvenating your skin and giving it a soft and youngish look it is also useful in treating your cough. Almonds soaked overnight and a paste of this after peeling the skin if taken with sugar and butter is an effective remedy in treating dry cough.

Garlic is an effective remedy for most of the ailments that you suffer; it finds its usefulness in treating not only heart ailments it is also effective in treating problems like acne, acidity, cold but also in treating cough. Milk boiled with 3-4 cloves of garlic and taken at night for a few days relieves you of your problem.

Turmeric is not only a good antiseptic but it is also useful as a home remedy for treating various other minor problems like acne, acidity, cold, bruises etc. but is also effective in treating cough, fresh turmeric powder mixed in half a cup of warm milk taken twice daily especially before bedtime helps relieve you of your cough.

Equal quantity of glycerin and honey mixed with lemon juice taken daily helps relieve you of your cough problem.

Apart from this avoiding cold drinks and foodstuffs until your cough problem is relieved not only helps you but also prevents aggravation of your cough problem.


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