Get Instant Relief For Your Cough With These 6 Homemade Remedies

With the dry season (harmattan)quickly approaching, having homemade remedies for cough within your reach might determine how quickly you overcome your coughing fits.

If you have noticed, the new trend seems to be the constant sound of coughing. This is simply because the air is getting drier and more heated so as you breath it in it irritates your air ways and causes dry cough.

Like we usually say, home remedies come in handy for quick relief of mot ailments we may encounter and dry cough happens to be one of them.

Here are the 5 best homemade recipes to give you instant relief

1. Salt and warm water

Salt has been used since time immerial as an anti-infective and anti-inflammatory agent. Simply dissolve a teaspoon of salt in some warm water and gargle with it making sure it gets to the back of your throat. Doing this soothes you and stops the cough-inducing bacteria from working.

2. Fresh ginger

Ginger is a strong anti-inflammatory plant that works wonders for soothing cough. You can extract the juice of a small rhizome of ginger and mix with equal amount of honey. Take this mixture in little portions and you will feel relieved soon enough. You can also make ginger tea and sip on it.

3. Lemon juice and honey

This is especially effective for those night times coughing fits keep you from sleeping. Simply mix the juice of one lemon with two tablespoons of honey in warm water and drink. You will surely sleep like a baby thereafter.

4. Turmeric and milk

Turmeric and milk are age old ingredients used in Chinese and Indian remedies for cough. Turmeric works well against bacteria, viruses and inflammation and milk has a soothing effect of inflammation as well.

To make a remedy out of this two, take two teaspoons o f turmeric and mix into a cup of hot milk. Drink this twice daily and you will be shocked at the result.

5. Raw garlic

Munching on garlic has been proven to be a very effective way to cure cough. The juice of garlic is very high in anti-inflammatory properties and cures cough in a short while.

6. Onion juice

Onion juice is a milder alternative to garlic but equally effective. Grate some onions and squeeze out the juice. You can take the juice a tablespoon at a time at intervals or mix it with honey to give you a  better taste.

Also, drink lots of water this period, as coughs get worse the drier your throat gets. So, keep hydrated.

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