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10 Home Remedies For a Cough

licorice-root-tea6. Licorice root tea

The reason so many natural remedies come in tea form is because regular sipping provides ongoing relief and the water can be infused with a variety of ingredients that help calm the throat.

Licorice root is another fantastic alternative owing to its ability to both soothe and loosen the muscles in your throat. This is a result of glycyrrhizin, an ingredient that is 50 times sweeter than regular sugar. It tastes good and, to make a long story short, it can significantly reduce inflammation by confusing receptors in the body.

Simply take two tablespoons of dried licorice root and brew in around eight ounces of boiling water to create the tea. Boil for around 15 minutes.

7. Steam

Find yourself a bowl, boil some water, a clean towel, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil. By combining eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil in the boiling water you can create steam that is incredibly soothing for the throat.

Simply hold your head over the bowl, put a towel over your head and the bowl, and breathe in the steam. You’ll instantly find the sensation soothing and stop coughing as you breathe.

8. Ginger and peppermint syrup

Combine three tablespoons of chopped ginger, four cups of water, and a tablespoon of dried peppermint. Bring the concoction to a boil and then add one cup of honey. Let it all simmer and eventually it will create a syrup that you can use to ease the pain and discomfort of a stubborn cough. Not only can you use it once it gets cold, but you can refrigerate it and use it regularly for up to three weeks. Just make sure you keep it in the refrigerator in order for it to stay useful.