Home Remedies For Cough

Coughing is one of the most common health problems. When there is a blockage or irritant in your throat or upper air passages, your brain thinks a foreign element is present and tells your body to cough to remove that element. Coughing can also be due to a viral infection, common cold, flu, and smoking or health problems such as asthma, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.

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.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for a cough.

(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Turmeric

The herb turmeric has a therapeutic effect on coughs, particularly a dry cough.

cough turmeric home remedy

  • Heat half a cup of water in a boiling pot. Add one teaspoon turmeric powder, and one teaspoon black pepper. You may also add cinnamon sticks. Boil this for about two to three minutes. Add one tablespoon of honey. Drink this daily until the condition improves.
  • Alternatively, make an herbal tea by adding one teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of carom seeds to a cup of water, and boil it until water reduces to one-half cup. Add some honey and drink this herbal solution two to three times a day.
  • Another way to use turmeric is to roast turmeric root and grind it into a smooth powder. Mix it with water and honey, and drink it twice a day.

2. Ginger

Ginger is one of the most popular natural cures for a cough.

  • Cut fresh ginger into small slices and crush them slightly. Put them in a cup of water and bring to a boil. Drink this herbal solution three to four times a day for relief from sore throat, non-stop coughing and even congestion. You can also some lemon juice and honey to it.
  • Another option is to chew fresh raw ginger on and off throughout the day to reduce your cough.

3. Lemon

Lemons can be used in a variety of ways for curing coughs. Lemons have properties that reduce inflammation and also provide a dose of infection-fighting vitamin C.

  • A simple cough syrup can be made by combining two tablespoons of lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey. Drink this healthy syrup several times a day.
  • Another way to use lemons is to blend lemon juice with a little honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper and then drink it.

4. Garlic

Garlic has both antibacterial and antimicrobial components that help treat coughs.

  • Boil two to three cloves of garlic in a cup of water and add a teaspoon of oregano. Allow it to cool to room temperature, add some honey and drink it. This will help your breathing and alleviate other cough symptoms.
  • Eat a clove of crushed garlic mixed with a few drops of clove oil and some honey for sore throat relief. You can also use garlic in your cooking.

5. Onion

One of the simplest home remedies for a cough is to cut onions. Breathing in the strong vapors can help stop coughing.

  • You can also make a cough syrup from baked onion juice, comfrey tea and honey. Drink it daily to get relief from a dry cough.
  • Another option is to combine one-half teaspoon of onion juice with one teaspoon of pure honey. Swallow this solution at least twice a day to alleviate a cough and soothe your throat.

6. Hot Milk with Honey

Hot milk with honey 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. For added benefits from the analgesic properties of honey, swallow a teaspoon of plain honey on empty stomach. This will help clear the mucus and soothe your throat.




  1. cant wait to go to grocery store n try some of these home remedies they seem to make sense ! actually quiting smoking at same time of having caught a cold that helps too , but the coughing doesnt help with job since i work in the food industry ! wish me luck on quiting smoking and home remedies !

  2. garlic is a very gud concotion 4 the chest pain av tried that n it reacted with me

  3. Hi also try to add tea and 1/3 tablet of vitamin C into your tea cup and keep warm without exposing body to cold.you can even drink 1spoon of pure olive oil before that

  4. wow quite a lot of info pouring here thanx

  5. Great Home remedies! I am doing many home remedies for me and my family, with excellent results! Thank you so very much!
    Elsa ,Alan and Family

  6. oh wow its really very intersting…

  7. very possitive effect of home remedies

  8. Hi can somebody help me? My son is coughing for about 3weeks.he’s finished with salbutmol + guaifenesin and antibiotic.but until now he’s still coughing…thank you..

    • @erin.. if ua son is coughing widout mucus den give him a cough supressant..like syrup containing codiene salt..it ll dfnty work…steam inhaling will olso cure it

    • martin tickner March 9, 2015, 10:48 pm

      hi Erin, I have read of a splendid cure. I tryed it out & was very surprised at how fast it worked on me. All I did was mix an eigth of a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper in a quarter glass of hot water and drink as hot as you can; then go to bed with a scarf wrapped around the neck. Two hours later you will be really surprised of the result – I was! Good luck.

  9. Really good home remedies. it helps me a lot

  10. Thanks a lot.

  11. It’s really helpful for all,Thanks a ton.

  12. Take half a cup of fresh lemon juice and half a cup of olive oil. Have 1 spn of olive oil and 1 spn of lemon juice alternately. This way Within 15 -20 mins you gotta finish the whole half cup of lemon juice and olive oil.
    Next day u go to the doctor abd take scan. You ll find the result astonishing. This has been tested and has been successful to all people

  13. The above remedy which I adviced , is to remove gall bladder stone

  14. Very very awesome priscriptions … using natural medicines is excellent…..I am worried becuz i am anchoring on my schools annual function#?:!thanks

  15. will try this soon

  16. Will try this tomorrow morning. Thanks!

  17. Louie Anne Foronda December 4, 2014, 1:26 pm

    raw honey can really really help in curing colds and cough as my experienced, and I used also ginger for sore throat.

  18. Very nice home remedies .and everyone whi is suffering with cough should follow this

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  20. Onion’s Juice three to four spoons a day will cut down throwing up, vomitting during air travel, bus trips, or even useful for weight loss.

  21. Salt, either a packet directly in your mouth or gargle warm salt water

  22. Thanks for all the information on health .I will put them in good use.

  23. I will try this. Thanks!

  24. Will try this at home. Thanks

  25. Helpful home remedies; thank you.


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