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5 natural remedies for treating a cough

Although coughs have a role in cleaning out irritants and infections from the body, a persistent cough can be irritating and troublesome. 


Often, natural remedies are used to get relief but be sure the source and brand of the natural or herbal remedy is authentic. Also, if the natural remedy takes away the effect of your prescription drugs, then it is time to replace that particular natural remedy with another that does not lessen the effect of your medicines.

Here are 5 natural remedies that will give you relief from an annoying cough:

Honey tea

According to research, honey provides significant relief for coughing. Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with warm water or herbal tea and drink this mixture once or twice a day. However, honey should not be given to children below one year of age.


Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can relax membranes in the airways and thus reduce coughing, ease an asthmatic cough, and relieve nausea and pain.
Add 20–40 grams of fresh ginger slices to a cup of hot water. Allow the liquid to stand for a few minutes before drinking. A little bit of honey or lemon juice will improve the taste. There you go. Your soothing ginger brew is ready.


When you have a cough you need to stay hydrated by drinking warm fluids or liquids at room temperature. Fluids are required to soothe a sore throat and stop the cough.

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Steam is good for alleviating wet cough. After taking a hot shower wait for the bathroom to fill with steam. Stay in this steam for a few minutes to let your symptoms subside. Alternatively, take a large bowl. Fill it with hot water. Add an essential oil like eucalyptus or rosemary which is known to relieve congestion. Place a towel over your head and lean over the bowl. The towel traps the steam which you need to inhale. Try to inhale for 5 minutes at a stretch but if the steam feels too hot on the skin, take a break and inhale again after some time. Repeat the process till the water cools down.

Salt-water gargle

Salt water brings down the amount of phlegm and mucus in the back of the throat, thereby reducing the need to cough. Stir half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water into a smooth mixture. Cool the mixture slightly and then gargle. Allow the mixture to act at the back of the throat for a few moments before spitting it out. Keep gargling several times a day until the cough improves.

The Mini Air Purifier

The Mini Air Purifier protects you from allergens and harmful bacteria and viruses. It purifies your room with an Ultraviolet Disinfection System that has a sterilization rate of 99.99%. It has an auto-sense filter for indoor smoke and odor control. It is certified by EPA, CARB, FCC, and UL. It has the H13 true HEPA Filtration System that traps 99.97% of airborne particles 0.3 microns in size. Moreover, you can add your favorite essential oil to the sponge at the bottom of the machine.