12 Natural Winter Remedies To Get Rid Of Cough


Hoping your cough is not serious, here are some very simple home remedies anyone can try. They are easy to use and can be made from everyday kitchen and garden products. 

So, before you visit the pharmacy, try these no-side-effect tips. With any luck, you will be rid of that cough and back on your feet in no time.

1. Honey mostly means health and you know that.

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • Water

Mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water. Stir well and drink regularly twice a day. You can also add honey to tea or lemon juice.

2. Cardamom or Elaichi, whatever you call it, it gives fresh energy.

  • 4 cardamom pods

  • 4 black peppercorns

  • 4 cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 4 slices fresh ginger, quarter slices

  • 2 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons sugar

  • Milk

Place all ingredients in 2 1/2 cups of water, heat, but do not boil, for half an hour and strain. Add honey and milk. Enjoy!

3. Feeling tired again? Try juniper berry tea.

  • 1 tablespoon of juniper berries

  • Lime or lemon

To make juniper berry tea, boil one cup of water and add one tablespoon of juniper berries. Let the juniper berries steep for approximately an hour before drinking.

4. Here is an immunity boost.

  • 4 cups boiling water

  • 2 small pieces of ginger root, thinly sliced

  • 1 lemon, sliced 

Remove boiling water from heat. Add sliced ginger and lemon to hot water. Allow to steep for about 20 minutes. Strain. Serve warm or cold. Add honey and orange juice if desired.

5. Quince tea has many wonders.

  • 1 generously large quince, or 2 small ones (approximately 450 gr)

  • Honey, to taste

Peel, core and chop quince into petite chunks of about 1 cm. (To keep the quince fresh and bright, soak the pieces in a bowl of water with a dash of lemon juice as you chop them up.) Place 6 cups water and quince pieces in a saucepan and bring to boil. Turn down to a simmer and let it cook gently, partially covered, for 40 minutes, or until the quince flavor has sufficiently infused in the water. Add honey to taste.

6. Black pepper is drinkable and it makes you cough-proof!

  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper 

  • 1 tablespoon of honey 

Just mix them both in hot water and drink regularly.

7. You must have at least heard of linden tea, right?

  • 3-4 pinches of lime

  • 2-3 slices of lemon

  • 1 piece of cinnamon stick

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • 2-3 branch fresh mint

Boil all the ingredients in a coffee pot.

8. Honey and butter mix will cure you

  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • 1 teaspoon of butter

Mix the two. You eat or drink this mix every night before going to bed for a week.

9. We cannot forget sage.

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh sage leaves or 

  • 1 teaspoon of dried sage

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 lemon (optional)

  • honey, to sweeten (optional)

Boil the water. Remove from heat and put sage in the water. Let steep for about 3-5 minutes. Strain, pour in cup, add lemon and honey if desired and drink. You may drink this hot or cold.

10. This fig leaf tea will bring a brand new recipe to your kitchen.

  • One large fig leaf

  • Honey (optional for taste)

First, wash and finely chop the leaf for a single cup and add the boiling water. Let it steep about 8 minutes. Drinking 3-4 cups a day helps against bronchitis and asthma.

11. Don't throw away those orange peels!

  • 1 tablespoon chopped dried orange peel per one cup of water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped orange peel per cup of water

Place chopped or crushed orange peels and water into a pot with a lid on it. Bring water and herbs to a boil and then immediately turn off the fire. Let orange peels steep for one hour. Using a metal strainer, remove the herbs from the tea and pour the tea into a teacup or pitcher. Drink warm or at room temperature

12. This pharyngitis cure will save you.

  • 1 teaspoon of thyme

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

  • 1/2 cup of vinegar

  • 2 cups of water

Place the vinegar, thyme, and cumin in a pot. Add 2 glasses of water into this mixture and boil. Wait for it to cool down. Gargle several times during the day.

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