The discomfort that comes with cough is not funny. We are prone to catch it once in a while. If that happens, here are some sure DIY remedies that you can easily apply. Enjoy.
1. EAT MASHED ALMONDS
With regular intake of almonds, you are on the path to reducing the risk of catching cough. Soak some almonds in water at night. At dawn, get the almond out of water and have it peeled; then grind to form a coarse paste. Now mix the paste with some sugar and butter; next grind to achieve a fine paste. Your formula is ready; consume it at least thrice a day for quick results.
2. MUSTARD SEED JUICE
Mustard seed is well known for its medicinal properties. It has the capacity to loosen phlegm blockages which is a fertile ground for cough. It also has the proven capacity to stimulate the flow of mucus. Grind a few mustard seed; add the coarse powder to a cup of hot water. Leave for about 20 minutes. Next strain the liquid before you drink for maximum effects.
3. CHICKEN SOUP
Chicken Soup contains Cysteine that has the capability to release stubborn nasal blockages. It makes it easy for the body to get rid of excess phlegm and mucus. It also has the capacity to sooth irritated throat. Drink at least three cups of warm chicken soup at least three times in a day.
4. ONION AND HONEY SYRUP
Get the juice of an average onion together with one tablespoon of honey mixed together to form a solution; let it settle for at least 5 hours before you take it. The combinations of the two bring desired relief.
One of the signs that signals cough is soreness in the throat. The Mayo clinic book of home remedies recommends gargling in such situations; it will help to remove throat irritants and subsequently thins the mucus. Get salt dissolved in water and use it to gargle your throat. The desired relief will naturally follow.
6. THE COMBINATION OF MILK AND TURMERIC
This is a very popular remedy that people believed will work in alleviating cough. It is a trusted traditional remedy that has been used for a very long time.
Heat the milk in a glass cup and mix it up in half teaspoonful of turmeric powder. Drink it hot and wait to observe results afterwards. It formula has potent antibacterial ingredients.
7. SMOKE OF DRIED TURMERIC ROOT
According to an Ayurvedic doctor – Dr. Soumya Bhat; the smoke that comes from the roots of turmeric is also a known cure for cough. Get the dry turmeric root; burn it and ensure that you inhale the smoke as the root is been burnt. This is also a proven remedy to cure cough.
8. TURMERIC AND HONEY MIXTURE
Turmeric on its own is very powerful in treatment of cough; when combined with honey (we are going to come to that); the combination produces astounding results. Mix turmeric powder with a teaspoonful of honey and take three to four times in a day for maximum effects. It is recommended for the treatment of dry cough.
9. GRAPE JUICES AND HONEY MIXTURE
Honey on its own is a cure for cough. For dry cough, a mixture of grape juice with a tablespoonful of honey mixed properly well; it will give relief from dry cough. Studies conducted by relevant bodies go to show that this mixture helps people sleep well apart from alleviating the cough.
10. THROAT LOZENGES
They are of two types: the medicated and the ones that have natural soothing ingredients. This is a preventive measure against cough. The signs of cough in most cases begin with a sour throat before it develops into full blown cough. Throat Lozenges is a discovery that has helped in clearing sour throat thereby preventing cough.
11. YOUR POSTURE WHEN YOU SLEEP
It has been discovered that progressive cough occurs when mucus drips from the back of the nose into the throat; this is caused due to the posture of some people while taking a nap. This is rather a preventive measure which has produced results over time.
Whenever you want to sleep, try a posture whereby your head is elevated. That way, you are well positioned to reduce cough at night and you will be guaranteed a sound sleep.
12. DRINK WARM LIQUIDS
You can prevent that cough by taking warm liquid. Warm water is also a remedy here. But then, if you don’t fancy the tastelessness of water in the mouth, then you can opt for any hot liquid. It may be a hot tea of your choice. You can even go for a hot soup. Just anything liquid that you are comfortable with; but it must be drank hot.
Our pick on Vaporubs is supported by findings from the Penn State College of Medicine. The results obtained when children less than two years were tested with this medication proved positive.
Though the result did not go into fuller details of how this medication works; a closer look at the ingredients suggests the reason while this medication has proved an effective cure for cough. It contains the following ingredients: menthol, camphor and eucalyptus.
14. ONION AND JAGGERY
One of the build-ups that lead to cough is sputum. This build-up leads to congestion in the chest and the entire respiratory tract. This sputum has to be expelled to checkmate this gradual build-up that leads to cough.
Cut a quarter part of an onion and then keep a small bit of jaggery in-between; then chew. It will clear the sputum.
15. GARLIC AND GHEE
You are advised to make sure you have garlic handy at home; it is valuable in the treatment of cough. The result of findings from the University of Maryland Medical Center points in this direction.
Peel the garlic and lightly crush about 5 cloves of it. Proceed further to sauté in a teaspoon of ghee. Take it warm for maximum effects. You can include this in some other dishes; you will still obtain desired results.
That is our take on the 15 natural cough remedies that will ease the that irritating cough.