Dry Cough Remedies

By on November 11, 2011

Simple ingredients like basil leaves, the extract of Ajowan or Bishop’s Weed or even asafetida are all effective home grown dry cough remedies.

Try wetting your throat repeatedly with warm water so that it soothes throat congestion and leads to dilatation of the air passage.

The quantity of warm water consumption depends on the cough’s severity. Even gargling with medium to hot water repeatedly helps.

Salt is known to be a healer for ages and works effectively in combating micro organisms that cause dry cough because of its antiseptic properties.

Repeated warm salt solution gargles or at least thrice daily reduces dry cough and provides relief.

Aloe Vera is used to manufacture a number of skin ointments primarily, also combats dry cough effectively.

Mix Aloe Vera juice with honey to formulate syrup that soothes the throat and also acts as an expectorant.

It clears the chest if there are deposits of mucus in it and also alleviates asthmatic conditions.

Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and effectively cures dry cough.

Extract the juice of a whole lemon, mix it with warm water and honey and drink it from time to time.

The measurements are three-quarters of a glass of hot water, juice of one whole lemon and a teaspoonful of honey.

Take dry garlic and crush it to form a powder and take a spoonful when you have a coughing fit to get instant relief. In order to make it tastier, add a teaspoon of honey and the juice of a few basil leaves to get relief.

Ginger has been called the king of natural remedies for a number of ailments. Try chewing ginger roots from time to time with a pinch of rock salt for added effect. Alternatively, cut it into smaller pieces, dry it and crush to form a powder and take whenever necessary. A cup of tea taken with ginger juice also helps sooth the throat.

Try steam inhalation using boiling water to clear your sinuses and reduce dry cough. Add a dash of honey or aloe vera juice for better effects.

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