Tired of feeling drowsy due to the cough syrup you had or embarrassed to say “excuse me” due to coughing several times in the middle of a silent conference room? While coughing is the body’s way to throw out the unwanted foreign bodies and removing the mucus from the lungs, none of us enjoy the experience.
The allopathic medicines might give a quick relief but come along with tons of side effects which are a big no-no especially when there are so many well-known home remedies for dry cough.
Dry cough is a common issue in every house hold and can be cured with the items available in house hold. These are equally safe for adults and kids.
- The easiest and a quick reliever is honey plus lemon juice. Honey soothes the throat whereas lemon is a natural immunity booster. A tablespoon of honey mixed with a few drops of lemon juice if had two to three times a day should show results in 2-3 days period.
- Ginger juice or onion juice can also be consumed instead of lemon juice in the aforementioned recipe. They both help in removing the phlegm. A spoon of honey added in a cup of green tea can be had twice a day.
- If the voice box (larynx) is hurting then salt water gargles (one glass of hot water mixed with half a spoon of salt) is also a powerful home remedy for dry cough.
- If oregano is freely available in your part of the world then boil oregano in a cup of water and drink it after initial filtering. Having half a spoon of turmeric powder in a glass of hot milk and having it twice a day has many benefits like curing cough as well as strengthening the bones.
One of the very popular recipes mentioned in Ayurveda’s as a home remedy for dry cough is as follows:
2 tablespoons of water
1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of honey
¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
The above mixture taken two to three times a day works wonders with dry cough.
However, it’s highly recommended to work on eating habits during a cough attack. Avoid having fried food till the time the dry cough disappears. Refrain yourself from grabbing a cold drink or chilled beer during this period. Have as many as hot beverages like herbal tea and warm milk as possible.