Cough may keep you awake all night, and interfere with your daily functioning. Most of the over-the-counter medications and cough suppressants are not quite effective in relieving the symptoms and can cause side effects. If you want to deal with your relentless coughing without encountering any side effects, then give natural cough suppressants a shot.
This miracle cure helps in treating a persistent cough much better than any of the over-the-counter medications. You can mix it with some warm water or put in some non-caffeinated herbal tea. You can add some juice of ginger, along with a pinch of black pepper powder. Take this 2-3 times in a day, to relieve yourself of the problem. A tablespoon of honey mixed with lemon juice or a teaspoonful of raw onion juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey also can help suppress the cough.
Gargle with hot saltwater to cleanse your throat and clean the mucus. Some other effective gargling solutions includes lemon juice with warm water and a tablespoon of salt and vinegar. Lukewarm water mixed with salt and turmeric powder serves as an antiseptic for the throat and relieves the symptoms. Similarly, grated ginger juice or holy basil boiled in hot water can be effective cough suppressants. Gargling with spinach juice has also been known to relieve the symptoms.
Soak almonds in water overnight. Remove the skin and grind into a fine paste. Mix this with sugar and butter. This should be taken twice a day.
Mix herbs like mint leaves and eucalyptus leaves in hot water and bring it to a boil. Inhale the vapors of this herbal mix, to cure the cough. Holy basil leaves mixed with honey also help in soothing sore throat and relieving the cough. In addition to this, aloe vera juice mixed with honey can be taken twice a day to cure the sore throat and relieve chest congestion. One of the best herbal remedies for cough and sore throat is a mix of lemon grass, basil, grated ginger and lemon juice.
One of the best old-fashioned cough remedies is the use of ginger tea. For a cup of ginger tea, mix a teaspoon of grated ginger root in water (a little more than a cupful) and add two cloves of garlic and lemon. Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat. Let it simmer for fifteen minutes, before you take it off heat. Sipping on the hot ginger tea, not only helps in curing the symptoms, but also helps in opening up the nasal passages. You can also add aniseed tea to reduce the mucus.