Dry Cough – Top 10 Remedies

1. Honey
Not only is Honey an effective way to sooth the sore throat, it helps stop the dry cough. Studies have shown that honey is just as effective as the average over the counter cough suppressant. Honey is one of best remedies for dry cough.

2. Garlic
This is a very versatile herb. In some cultures, they use Garlic as a dry cough remedy. For those who aren’t fans of this intensely flavored herb, you can boil garlic until it is tender. Then ground it with honey to make it taste better. You can take this at it is or mix with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice for a refreshing beverage.

3. Ginger
There is a little known home remedy that can be used to treat dry cough: ginger. Ginger has a lot of healing qualities that are known to help sooth and relieve a dry cough. Drinking a ginger flavored drink or juice won’t help the cough. Instead it is recommended that the cough sufferer use ginger root. Cut it up into little chunks, sprinkle a bit a salt on top and chew and suck on the ginger root to extract the juice from the actual root. The healing qualities of the ginger and the salt is believed to relieve the swelling associated with dry cough.

4. Steam
Boil some water, pour it into a bowl or basin, put a towel over your head and inhale. Studies have shown that doing this helps pass on moisture to dry or congested airway. This combined with honey and ginger can make your cough problems go away quickly.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar
If dry cough at night is your problem, take 3-4 teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar mixed with 1-2 tsp of honey before going to bed it will cure your dry cough and you will sleep like a child.

6. Aloe
The extract of this plant is mostly used for skin care products because of its smoothing and softening abilities. But in some cultures, the extract of aloe combined with honey makes for instant cough syrup that can soothe an itchy throat and lessen coughing attacks. You can also try natural aloe juices sold in many supermarkets nowadays. They’re very tasty and is an excellent dry cough remedy for kids who don’t like the taste of medicine.

7. Lagundi
This medicinal plant is a popular dry cough remedy in the Philippines. You can make a tea out of the leaves and drink it, or you can buy a Lagundi cough syrup in drug stores. There are also Lagundi capsules for adults.

8. Licorice
Licorice is a mainstay of Asian, African, and Caribbean kitchens. It helps move the phlegm out and soothes the throat area. What people do is boil a licorice root in water and drink it with honey. You can use the powdered form of licorice. Just dissolve half a teaspoon in a cup of water, add honey if you like, and drink your dry cough away.

9. Salt Water
Dry cough problems can cause an irritated throat. Gargle with salt 2 to 3 times a day, to help sooth the throat.

10. Drink Warm Water
Another cure for irritate throat from dry cough is drinking warm water and honey to sooth the throat, it can also help completely eliminate dry cough.