Dealing with a cough is not only monotonous it, can take a toll on your body. While sometimes my coughs don’t seem to lead to anything but annoyance, I have found several natural ways to help remedy my cough.
Honey Works Wonders
Although spooning down honey isn’t ideal, it really does work. I often use this remedy when I’m trying to go to bed. I just eat a spoonful of honey and most of the time it works, the honey sooths my throat enough to allow me to sleep through the night.
There’s nothing that remedies a cough more than a nice warm drink. Add a tad bit of honey to warm tea and that is like the ultimate cough soother. Usually when you’ve been coughing a lot, your throat is sore and that’s why drinking something warm feels so good.
Lots of Water
Although the last thing you probably want to do is drink lots of water while you’re coughing up a storm, it’s a proven fact that staying hydrated helps. Your body needs water to help flush out the germs that are causing this mess. Make a conscious effort to drink as much water as you can to combat your cough.
Suck on a Lemon
A friend told me about “sucking on a lemon” to relieve a bad cough and I had to try it. You can add other spices and herbs to the lemon to help your body fight the cough off even more. Sucking on a lemon is a quick relief you can use when you just cannot stand the possibility of coughing anymore.
Steam from the Shower
The steam from a shower can work wonders for a cough. There’s so much build up in a person’s chest from a cough that a warm shower or steam from a warm shower can do a lot for a person with a cough. Most of the time when a baby is congested doctors will suggest taking baby near shower steam because it’s such an effective remedy for a cough.
Grab the Ginger
This is a new one to most people, but ginger is also a natural remedy for those with a cough. You can use ginger to make a “tea” to drink. Not only does the warm drink help your coughing, but the ginger ingredient has decongestant capabilities.
I hope some of these natural remedies help your cough the next time it approaches. Natural remedies are awesome because then you do not feel all groggy and unable to conquer the world like you originally thought your day was going to go when you woke up with the pesky cough.