How To Prevent Dry Cough Naturally


Coughing is one of the most common health problems. Coughing is the body’s natural occurrence to clear out toxic matter and eliminate mucus from the lungs and the upper respiratory passages. Coughing can also be due to a viral infection, common cold, flu, and smoking or health problems such as asthma, tuberculosis, and lung cancer. On the other hand, excessive cough may also cause distress, dryness. Some of the symptoms of a cough are itchy throat, chest pain, and congestion. Instead of using over-the-counter cough syrups, you can try some natural cough treatments using readily available ingredients in your kitchen.


Some Simple Home Remedies For Dry Cough

1. Cider vinegar_Honey

Take equal amount of cider vinegar and honey and mix them together. Use a fruit jar to store them. The mixture works well before you go to bed, so take two tablespoon of it and swallow slowly, making sure breathe properly through the nose.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a traditional remedy that most people swear by is the use of hot milk with turmeric. Heat a glass of milk, mix in half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and drink warm to find relief from cough.

3. Drink lots of warm water

While hot water may seem like the way to go, warm water actually dehydrates the tissue better than hot water. Hot water can be irritating to already inflamed tissue.

4. Lime_Honey

Blend lemon juice with a little honey, then add a pinch of cayenne pepper and swallow. The honey coats your throat, soothing irritated tissues, while the lemon reduces inflammation and delivers a dose of infection-fighting vitamin C. The red pepper increases circulation to the area, which hastens the healing process.

5. Ginger Tea

Ginger is one of the most popular natural ingredient for cough. Cut fresh ginger into small slices and crush them slightly. Put them in a cup of water and bring to a boil and add some drops of honey. Drink this herbal solution three to four times a day for relief from sore throat, non-stop coughing and even congestion.

6. Green Tea_Honey

Drink Green Tea with Honey - Adding honey in a cup of green tea not only soothes your throat but also cures a dry cough. This remedy is best to cure bad cough and bad throat.

7. Cinnamon

Make a cup of hot water mix with cinnamon. Have you tried using cinnamon in a cup of tea to sooth a dry cough. This is another great home remedy for you.

8. Onion-Based Cough Syrup

Onion has properties that break up phlegm that can cause a dry cough. Finally sliced and onion and extract it's juice. Mix 1 tea spoon of the juice with one teaspoon of honey. Let the mixture sit for four to five hours. When the mixture has settled, you will have a cough syrup that can be taken two times a day.

9. Marshmallow Tea

Sip a cup of marshmallow tea. It will help to cure bad cough.

10. Hot Milk_Honey_Clove

Hot milk with honey and cloves can relieve a dry cough and reduce chest pain you may be experiencing from continuous coughing. For best results, drink it before going to sleep.

11. Thyme Leaves

Boil of pot of water with some thyme leaves. The steam from the pot will be infused with the scent of thyme. Place a small towel over your head and hold your head over the pot, catching the steam with the towel and inhaling as much as you can.

12. Steam

You can also boil a pot of water and inhale the steam from the pot. Simply hold your head over the pot of boiling water and inhale large breaths of steam.