Man coughing so hard

Home Remedies for Cough

Yesterday evening while sipping tea, it came to my mind that we all must have heard many stories from our grandmothers in our childhood. And like these stories, some of you may have often heard about the home remedies for cough, stomach pain, constipation or some health tips of your grandmother. Although now a days, these stories and home remedies tricks are becoming extinct, but in some houses or the other, they are still used today.

Let’s talk about cough, although cough is not such a topic to deep thinking or incurable disease, sometimes cough can be cured just by gargling or drinking hot water, but due to Covid-19, it can also be cured. It is being taken very seriously and a lot of extra care has to be taken.

Everyone often becomes a victim of cough due to changing weather, cold or sour food, or any kind of viral infection, and children or adults catch cough quickly. Actually, mild cough is normal and to a large extent it is also good for the human body. This is a way of the human body to clear the dust accumulated inside and provide clear air passage to the lungs. But it also cannot be ignored for long. Cough that lasts for a long time sometimes takes a serious form. Many times, it bothers a lot while sleeping at night. So, before it becomes a cause of more trouble, it can be cured with home remedies in the beginning itself.

Cause of Cough

  • Smoke.
  • Strong smells (like perfumes and thinners).
  • Changing of weather.
  • Dust.
  • Mucus.
  • By eating cold or sour food.
  • Flu.
  • Sinus.
  • Asthma.
  • Allergies.

Easy Home Remedies to Care for Cough:

There are many cough syrups and antibiotic medicines available in the market today. But many times, it is very easy to cure cough with home remedies made from spices and herbs available in everyone’s kitchen. So today we present to you some remedies made from herbs.


lukewarm water for gargle

Even today old people gargle with lukewarm water in the morning in winter. Not only does it clear the throat, it also provides relief from throat swelling or pain caused by it. Gargling with lukewarm water also provides relief from irritation and itching in the throat. Gargling with a little rock salt in lukewarm water 4 to 5 times a day provides relief from cough and also helps in soothing throat pain.

High blood pressure patients not to use salt, they can do it with simple lukewarm water.


Honey suppress cough

Apart from its taste, honey is also very beneficial. The honey is such a natural gift that does not deteriorate over the years. According to Ayurveda, honey has proven to suppress cough and as a natural antibiotic. Boiling 2 spoons of honey in a cup of water and taking it also provides great relief, can be taken as a herbal tea. Apart from this, a syrup can be prepared by mixing 3 to 4 spoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of ginger juice and a little ground black pepper, which you can take 4-5 times a day, it is very effective in curing cough. It has been proved.

Herbal Tea:

herbal tea preparation

There are often lots of spices and herbs in your kitchen. Among them, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, Thippali (named long pepper or pippali in some Asian countries) and ginger are easily available in everyone’s kitchen. A decoction or herbal tea can be easily prepared from all these which is not only very effective but also boosts your immune system. In 2 cups of water add half a teaspoon of turmeric, a piece of cinnamon, a piece of ginger, a Thippali and 2-3 pinch of grinded black peppers and boil it well. When only one cup of water is left, filter it and drink it sip by sip, its steam is also given relief. To increase its taste, you can add some honey to it.


Turmeric preventing cough

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic which helps in preventing cough infection caused in winter. Apart from turmeric tea, turmeric milk also provides great relief. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric in a cup of milk, boil it and drink it before sleeping at night. You can mix honey in it for taste. This milk is a very good medicine in itself. It not only clears the mucus but also cures runny nose, sore throat, and cough. Along with this, it has also proved to be effective in ensuring good sleep. Turmeric milk also works as a very good immune booster.


Popular Herb Ginger

Ginger is a popular traditional herb. It is often used to cure many viral infections. It is very beneficial even in conditions like stomach ache and nausea. Ginger tea can be prepared and consumed during cough. For this, grind a one-inch piece of ginger and boil it thoroughly in 2 cups of water. You can mix some jaggery or honey for taste. When this water is reduced to half, filter it and drink it sip by sip, it provides great relief from cough. Ginger tea helps in reducing throat inflammation, dryness, and mucus.

Apart from ginger tea, a piece of ginger can also be used raw. Take a small piece of ginger, dip it in honey, put it in the mouth and suck it slowly to provide relief from sore throat and cough.

Remember that too much ginger can cause heart and stomach burn. so, start taking it in small quantities first.

Basil Leaves:

Basil leaves in Ayurveda

Basil plant and leaves have been kept at the very first place in Ayurveda. it has contain many medicinal properties and antioxidants, which protect against many diseases. For cough, grind 10-15 basil leaves and boil them in 2 cups of water along with a piece of ginger. When this water is reduced to half, filter it and drink it sip by sip. Simply chewing basil leaves also provides relief. Basil juice further strengthens the immune system.


Steam boil water

Taking steam 2 to 3 times a day also provides relief from cough and blocked nose and chest. Steam helps a lot in deep breathing. Apart from this, it clears the congestion of the airways and clears the mucus accumulated in the chest.

To make steam even better, some essential oils can be added to water, such as peppermint oil and rosemary oil. You can also add lemon grass.

Small tips to cure cough:

  • Cover your nose and mouth, especially when sneezing and coughing.
  • Stay away from people so that this infection does not spread further.
  • Drink as much hot fluid as possible so that the body does not get dehydrated.
  • Clean your hands with soap or sanitizer after sneezing or coughing.
  • Do not consume cold or sour food.

To end it with: The home remedies mentioned above can help in relieving cough symptoms, and all of them are natural, safe and effective methods. They boost the immune system and provide natural remedies for symptoms caused by viral infections. Apart from this, all these natural remedies are very cheap, made from spices and herbs easily found in everyone’s home, and are very rich in benefits.

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