What is Cough ?
Coughing is known to be a process that helps in getting rid of the harmful substances from the respiratory tract. Although in most cases coughing is good for the body, it becomes uncomfortable when it is persistent and severe. However, a cough can easily be treated by making use of home remedies or over-the-counter medications. If your cough is very severe or persistent, it is recommended that you seek medical treatment from your doctor.

Symptoms of Cough

A person who is suffering from a cough might experience symptoms such as headaches, sneezing and fever. Fever is a clear indicator of the presence of an infection in the body. When it is accompanied by a persistent cough, it often indicates an infection in the respiratory tract. The affected people might also experience severe pressure in the area around the sinuses. This happens because of the build-up of mucous in these areas. This mucous tends to thicken and exerts pressure on the sinuses. This makes them painful and sensitive. In many cases, the patient might suffer from persistent sneezing. This is true in cases of seasonal allergies. Such allergies cause the problem of coughing and sneezing. Breathing difficulties are also common among those who are suffering from the problem of cough.

Causes of Cough

According to the 'Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2009', an upper respiratory tract infection is known to be a common cause of cough and can last for as long as 3 weeks. This infection is known to affect the pharynx and larynx, which are known to collectively make up the upper respiratory tract. The common causes for an upper respiratory tract infection are common colds, sinusitis, otitis media and pharyngitis. These infections are often accompanied by fever, headache and cough. Allergic rhinitis is also known to be a common trigger for coughs. Allergic rhinitis is a condition that occurs when the immune system responds to a foreign substance called an allergen. You may be prone to suffering from this condition all year long or only during certain seasons. Weed pollen, grass pollen, mold, animal hair and dust are considered common allergens that trigger symptoms of allergic rhinitis. In her book 'Handbook of Pathophysiology', Dr. Elizabeth Corwin states that pneumonia is an infection that affects the lungs and lower respiratory tract and triggers symptoms of coughing. In individuals older than 30 years of age, pneumonia is known to occur as a result of bacteria, especially S. pneumoniae. Pneumonia is often accompanied by symptoms of chest pain, fever, sudden chills and fast breathing. This condition is associated with inflammation of the airways as well as irritation of the nerve receptors of the airways. This effect is known to cause the individual to cough excessively.

Types of Cough

There are basically three types of cough: Dry cough, Wet cough and Paroxysmal cough.

Dry Cough

Dry cough is commonly known as non-productive cough due to the fact that it produces no phlegm and in some cases, very little phlegm. The Penn State College of Medicine's 'Milton S. Hershey Medical Center' states that dry cough mostly occurs as a result of upper respiratory tract infections. Sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, influenza and head colds are common types of upper respiratory tract infections. In most cases, these infections are triggered by viruses and resolve within a week or two without medications.

Wet Cough

Wet cough is known as a productive cough due to the fact that it produces phlegm. A wet cough is often an indicator of any condition that is associated with the excess production of mucus in the lungs. Pneumonia is known to be one of the most common causes of productive cough. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute states that when pneumonia occurs, it causes the air sacs to be filled with fungi and viruses, thereby leading to inflammation, leading to the build-up of mucus and fluid in the airways.

Paroxysmal Cough

Paroxysmal cough is a condition associated with uncontrollable coughing for long periods of time, resulting in a 'coughing fit'. In most cases, this condition occurs due to whooping cough. Other common causes of this type of cough are tuberculosis, asthma and bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is a condition that is associated with the widening of airways, thereby resulting in permanent damage to them. 'The National Heart" Lung and Blood Institute' states that cysti, fibrosis is one of the most common causes of bronchiectasis in the United States.

Home Remedies for Cough


The University of Maryland Medical Center states that peppermint possesses menthol, which plays the role of a decongestant. The menthol present in peppermint helps in loosening the phlegm present in the lungs, thereby helping you to cough it out easily. Peppermint also helps in soothing the throat as well. It can also be used to treat a dry cough. You can take peppermint in the form of tea or tincture. You can also purchase peppermint lozenges as well.

Mullein states that mullein is an herb that possesses expectorant and suppressant properties, thereby making it effective in the treatment of chronic cough as well as sore throat. Mullein is usually consumed in the form of tea to treat chronic coughs. You can easily purchase mullein tea from any health store. If you do not have access to mullein tea, you can easily prepare it at home by adding one teaspoon of dried mullein leaves to a cup of hot water and allow it to steep for at least 15 minutes. Strain the tea and allow it to cool. You can consume this tea two to three times each day to experience relief.


Honey is considered an effective home remedy for relieving coughs and enables you to sleep properly at night. According to a research study published in 'Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine' in the year 2007, it was observed that honey proved more effective in treating coughs in children than dextromethorphan, which is a popular cough medicine. As a part of the research study, 105 young people in the age range of 2 to 18 years old were given buckwheat honey or highly flavoured dextromethorphan. All of these individuals were suffering from infections of the upper respiratory tract. The research study showed that honey was more effective in easing the symptoms of cough compared to honey-flavoured medication. Honey is known to possess antioxidant properties and is contributes to the effectiveness of this home remedy. Dr. Ian Paul states that dark honey is more rich in antioxidants than the lighter variety. Honey is also better than other traditional medications due to the fact that it does not trigger side effects such as drowsiness. warns that honey should not be administered to those who are less than 12 months old as it can result in a type of food poisoning known as infant botulism.


Eucalyptus is an herb that is considered an effective natural remedy for treating several conditions such as wounds, fever as well as respiratory ailments. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that research studies conducted on animals proves that eucalyptus possesses expectorant properties and is effective in loosening phlegm. Before you consume this herb orally, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor, as it can be toxic in nature, if not diluted properly. To treat cough, you can also make use of eucalyptus in the form of lozenges, rubs and cough syrups. You can also add some eucalyptus oil to steaming water and use it for inhalation.


This herb is also known for its effectiveness in the treatment of respiratory conditions. The Natural Health Encyclopaedia of Herbal Medicine states that thyme was used to treat cases of whooping cough in days gone by. Even today, it is considered to be a very effective tonic and decongestant. It helps to strengthen the lungs and the other parts of the respiratory system. According to this book, thyme helps to strengthen the immune system and keeps a wide range of infections away. This makes it very useful in the treatment of chest conditions such as bronchitis. In most cases, thyme is consumed in the form of an herbal tea. However, tinctures and supplements can also be used instead of the tea.


According to the Natural Health Encyclopaedia of Herbal Medicine, echinacea is very effective in treating conditions such as bronchitis due to the fact that it is able to counter infections that are caused by viruses and bacteria. It also helps in keeping such infections away in the future due to the fact that it strengthens the immune system to a great extent. The root of this herb is used in the preparation of echinacea tea. This tea can be consumed on a regular basis ,by the affected people. Echinacea supplements can also be consumed along with the tea. Such supplements are prepared from various parts of the herb.


This herb is very effective in the treatment of cough because it forms a thick slimy layer over the linings of the throat. This helps to bring about healing in these areas. Marshmallow must be consumed along with a sufficient amount of water, in order for it to be effective. In the 1992 edition of 'Pharmazie', it was mentioned that marshmallow extracts possess antitussive properties, which means that they are able to suppress a cough.

Slippery Elm

This herb is also able to bring about healing in mild and severe cases of cough. According to Dr. Varro E. Tyler, this is because slippery elm is a mucilaginous plant. It helps to soothe the inflamed linings of the throat and respiratory passages and this helps to promote healing at a rapid rate. However, women who are pregnant and new mothers must avoid the use of this herb, as it is capable of causing various complications.


This herb is helpful in treating cases of cough because it contains mucilage. Mucilage helps to shield and nourish the inflamed linings of the throat and respiratory passages. According to David Hoffman's book 'Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine', coltsfoot helps to bring about the expulsion of mucous due to its expectorant properties. It is also able to bring the cough under control, as it is anti-spasmodic in nature. However, it is important to note that long-term use of this herb can affect the liver in a negative way and so it is important to discontinue the use of this herb after the cough subsides completely.


Botanist Ben-Erik van Wyk and biologist Michael Wink have written a book titled 'Medicinal Plants of the World'. In this book, they state the effectiveness of anise in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as cough, bronchitis and asthma. Anise contains a compound called anethole, which is very effective in boosting the health of the bronchial cells. It is a powerful expectorant and is able to bring about the expulsion of accumulated mucous from the respiratory tract. Anise is also a very powerful anti-spasmodic agent. However, medical experts recommend that you avoid making use of this herb if you are already consuming anticoagulant medicines as this can result in adverse side effects. You must also make sure to consult your doctor regarding the correct dosage of this herb.

Other Home Remedies for Cough
  • You can easily treat dry cough by gargling with warm spinach juice. Gargle with this juice as you wake up and before you go to bed.
  • Make a paste from 4-5 almonds, 20 grams butter and 20 grams sugar. Consume it twice each day. Remove the brown coating before using the almonds to prepare the paste.
  • Prepare a tea from anise and holy basil. Consume this tea at least two times each day to experience relief from cough.
  • Chew a few flakes of raw garlic on empty stomach. This remedy is effective for cough, as it possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Cut a lime into two pieces and rub some black pepper into it. Suck the lime to experience relief from cough.
  • Add a pinch of white pepper to a teaspoon of honey and consume it twice each day. This remedy is helpful in reducing cough symptoms and the patient experiences relief within 4-5 days.

Diet for Cough

Avoid Sugar

Dr. James Balch states that white flour and sugar are known to be responsible for supressing the immune system and deterring the process of healing. This is true even for cases of cough. Low levels of cortisol are also known to be responsible for triggering cold and cough. It is extremely important that you avoid fried and junk foods.

Have Soups

Health experts highly recommend soup to treat the symptoms of cough and cold. states that in a research study conducted in the year 2000, physicians not only cited the effectiveness of soup for cough, they also stated that chicken soup was the most effective remedy for cough. Although the actual reason behind the effectiveness of this soup has not been found out, it has been stated that warm soup helps in reducing inflammation in the throat, which is commonly associated with cough. In some cases, having spicy soup is also helpful in treating cough. This is due to the presence of capsaicin in red peppers, which are commonly used to make food spicy. Capsaicin is helpful in thinning the mucus and plays the role of an expectorant. Health expert Bill Gottlieb highly recommends spicy soups to treat cough due to the soothing properties of soup and the expectorant properties of spicy foods.

Consume Enough Fluids

Even if you aren't suffering from high fever, the body can begin to dehydrate if you are sick. Drinking enough fluids will help in flushing out the toxic components from the body and promote speedy recovery. Health expert Bill Gottlieb states that herbal teas may prove effective in soothing your throat and have a relaxing effect on your body. Foods containing caffeine and refined sugar should be ruled out of your diet completely. Foods with caffeine prevent you from getting proper sleep, which is crucial for the process of healing. Health expert Bill Gottlieb also states that you should avoid consuming dairy products as it can result in the thickening of mucus and deter the healing process.

Cough Prevention

Smoking is known to be one of the most common triggers of cough. When recovering from cough, it is extremely important that you avoid smoking as it aggravates the throat and worsens the symptoms of cough. Regular exercise is also helpful in preventing cough and cold due to the fact that it helps in boosting your immunity. Regular exercise is also helpful in keeping the joints and muscles strong. It helps to reduce weight and boosts the self-confidence of the individual. It is also important that you get enough sleep every day, as lack of sleep may also trigger cough and cold as it weakens your immune system. Health experts highly recommend at least 6-8 hours of sleep each day.

Other Treatment Options for Cough


Vitamins are considered extremely beneficial in treating cough. Vitamin C is known to be a water-soluble vitamin that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may prove effective in preventing coughs, colds as well as several other health conditions. According to a research study published in 'Urologic Nursing', it was noted that vitamin C is extremely helpful in preventing the occurrence of cold and reduces the risk of developing pneumonia. Foods that contain vitamin C include lemons, oranges, blueberries, dark green leafy vegetables and kiwi fruit. Vitamin D is known to be a fat-soluble vitamin that is considered helpful in boosting immunity. The University Of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine state that vitamin D deficiency may result in cold and cough, especially during winter months. Foods that contain high amounts of vitamin D include milk, fish oil, tofu and fortified cereals.


Benzonatate is a medicine that is helpful in decreasing the frequency of coughing fits. states that Benzonatate is a non-narcotic cough medicine that helps in numbing the lungs as well as the throat, thereby reducing the frequency of coughing. However, it is important to note that this medication should only be consumed under the supervision of your physician. There are several side effects associated with this medicine and they include drowsiness, nausea, stomach upset, headache and constipation. In rare cases, this medication may also trigger chest pain, hallucinations and confusion. When using this medication, it is important that you swallow the tablet and not suck on to it. This is because it can have a numbing effect on the mouth and trigger other side effects as well.

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Make a decotion with pepper powder, gingerand a pinch of tea powder add jaggery to it.Boil this and drink little hot to cure cough.
#1 - Subha Priya - 10/19/2007 - 07:31
;-) Rub Vicks Vapor Rub on the bottom of your feet and then put on socks. In 15 mintutes to an hour it will absorb and stop cough.
#2 - April C. - 12/27/2007 - 21:12
Make a parantha stuffed with sugar. Eat it with a cup of milk for three nights before sleeping . It is an excellent home remedy for dry cough.
#3 - POONAM GULATI - 01/17/2008 - 05:31
This helps when you have a really bad cough or cold. I don't like the taste of garlic ... so one of my fav recipes is this:

1) You'll need a bagel, slice of brea or 2 (depending on your appetite), or some crackers

2) Cream cheese (any kind .. my fav is the Kraft Green Onion and onion flav)

3) Garlic (minced)


Mix the garlic with the cream cheese. Put in on the bagel, bread, or crackers. Then, pour the honey on top.

Garlic and honey is really good for you when you have a cold.

To drink - - tea w/ honey
or warm milk w/ honey

Do this for 2-3 days and you'll feel a lot better and your cough will go away!!
#4 - - 02/09/2008 - 17:55
Thank you for all of the good ideas.
#5 - Janice E McKee - 02/14/2008 - 17:00
Does anyone have a quick remedy for chronic cough?
#6 - Cindy - 02/15/2008 - 11:23
Ginger,lemon and honey,make it just like a lemonade,but hot and a little bit of ginger,and honey.
#7 - Maria - 02/19/2008 - 07:44
i tried the remedy where u put pepper and salt on slices of lemon and suck it. excellent !!! instant relief. thank you very much
#8 - raj parakh - 02/21/2008 - 20:01
The Vick Vapor Rub, rubbing it on your feet and then putting socks on REALLY HELPS! It helped me when I couldn't get any sleep with the flu! I promise!:-D
#9 - Katie R, - 02/21/2008 - 22:56
Breathing in the steam from a boiling pot of water relieves sinus pressure and loosens mucus. Just boil water and place towel over head. Do this for about 45 minutes taking brief fresh air pauses every 5 minutes or when steam feels like it is burning.
#10 - melody - 03/01/2008 - 12:04
I put Vicks Vapour Rub on my toes and put socks on. Worked like a charm!

I also tried to warm honey but i ended up burning my tongue.. so i'm going to stick with the vicks.
#11 - Hannah - 03/03/2008 - 22:28
I tried the Vicks Vapor Rub and it did absolutely nothing at all for a cough.:-[]
#12 - Li - 03/06/2008 - 13:33
chop fresh garlic into a paste, spread it on the bottom of your feet, and wrap with seran wrap over night, can cure flu and cold, and is beneficial to your heart.
#13 - oysi - 03/07/2008 - 19:51
i tried the vicks ,warm tea,sitting upto sleep:-(and i am about out of ideas.If anyone has one that actually works PLEASE let me know. Patti
#14 - my cough is the worst when i lay down - 03/24/2008 - 08:09
drink anything that is warm, try to avoid cold milk as it can cause phlem but walm milk is good :-D
#15 - b - 03/24/2008 - 14:01
HELP! I had viral fever abt 4weeks back. The fever got ok in a weeks time but the cough (dry) refuses to go away. It isn't getting worse but not better as well. It's driving me nuts. It gets worse at night when I go to bed. Now I feel giddy and have body pains too.(I do not know if it has to do with the cough). Nothing is helping really.
What to do? The lemon thing really helps.
#16 - Vanita - 04/24/2008 - 17:25
Cut a slice of pineapple, add a lot of honey, put it in a closed container in the fridge for 2 hours. The juice of the pineapple with the honey will help with the cough.
#17 - Marina - 05/07/2008 - 14:06
;-)high b.p mix onion juice and drink it empty stomach
#18 - bindu chadha - 05/15/2008 - 06:30
Green ginger tea with lemon juice and LOTS of honey. When getting over a cold, I often have such a bad cough that I lose my voice, and this is the only thing I've found that helps. (Although I haven't tried the cayenne pepper concoctions and whatnot, perhaps they're worth a shot next time.) Also be sure to drink plenty of water to loosen the mucus in your chest.
#19 - m - 05/17/2008 - 19:29
:-) The lemon with the pepper was an instant relief but the teas are good for long term too.
#20 - sam - 05/25/2008 - 04:51
i dont know about this but i have some asthmatic friends that suggest peppermint tea with lemon as hot as you can handle;-)
#21 - crystal - 05/29/2008 - 22:38
someone once told me if you are a smoker to smoke twice the amount that you normally smoke, so that you know what the cause of your cough is B-)
#22 - mike - 06/04/2008 - 17:19
my mum keeps forcing hot lemon + honey drinks down my throat + i am glad i have found some other options...i say try lemon + half a cup of water boiled in a pot with ginger finely chopped... leave for 5 minutes then add about 2 teaspoons of honey, according to taste...boil for a further 5 minutes then drink hot in small dosages... about 100mls at a time.... good luck:-)
#23 - bec - 06/16/2008 - 20:03
i have a really bad cough and i have a sporting event this afternoon. what should i do to get rid of my cough???????:-[]
#24 - Talie - 06/18/2008 - 15:42
OK first off VICKS is not a natural substance, it really should be taken of the Natural remedy site.. come on folks might as well tell me to down a load of "cough syrup".

but juniper, peppermint, eucalyptus and camphor essential oils will remind you very much of vicks, if you need it to be in a paste add it to some coconut oil or natural lotion. that can help break up the mucus in your chest.

for the long term and I am about to brew this up: to help your bodies immune system which is making the cough not fighting it, brew some tulsi tea, with ginger, add lemon and honey and a bit of garlic, let that all brew but drink it hot. then a table spoon of pure honey, may sugar you up but it helps sooth your throat.

Good luck to the coughers, I couldnt even work last night!

over all get lots of rest try to stop smoking, take a long walk to get your blood circulating and meditate on your bodies natural ability to heal itself, you may find there is a reason for your current condition out in your illusionary world of work and relationships, are you over stressed? is their guilt in your mind, your heart? Do some yoga, let your body work it out but keep in mind its all in your head:)
#25 - shaktishiver - 06/24/2008 - 13:02 the moment got a bad cough due to smoking and I can't breath properly at night....any effective remedies please?! Thanks
#26 - joaborg - 07/01/2008 - 00:38
eat watermelon ;-)
#27 - Laura - 07/06/2008 - 16:10
Grate some garlic and ginger.Sieve the pulp to get some juice then add some lemon juice and some honey. if u prefer add a bit of hot water.Drink it before u go to bed.
#28 - Maraiah - 08/15/2008 - 03:03
:-D i was looking for a medicine,which cures cough..
its for our sudent investigatory project..

specifically, herbal medicines..
can some1 help me???

it's hard for me as a student to handle such problems like this...
#29 - liana - 08/15/2008 - 21:33
take 2 spoon ginger juice,put 1 spoon honey and 1/2 spoon kali mirch (black pepper) mix it well & take 3 times a day;-)
#30 - Deepika - 09/06/2008 - 09:14
I seem to do well with relieving my cough with a combination of cayenne pepper and a hot spiced, sugar free cider mix. I believe the cayenne pepper may be the key ingredient. I had ordered out for lunch one day and for some reason or another tried some habanero pepper sauce on some beans. Within 20 minutes, I felt like a new person and was able to breathe without coughing. Rule of thumb, you may want to consult a physician if you have high blood pressure before attempting this remedy.
#31 - Sharrin S. - 09/08/2008 - 19:05
get 1 tablespoon of honey and add half teaspoon of cinnamon powder mix together and swollow it will stop the sore throat and cough
#32 - rima - 09/20/2008 - 16:18
I used to be so frustrated. About four years back I found out that I was allergic to anything with menthol or menthol-lyptus in it, which means basically anything from the drug store that supposedly helps with cough. I like to use natural remedies as much as I can anyway. Unfortunately, I used some supposedly natural cough drops that had no menthol in the ingredients (so not true) - if anyone else has this allergy, read the fine print because they ALL have it in them.

I recommend a simple mixture of green tea (natural antioxidents) and as much honey as you wish. Any kind of lemon tea will work, but the green tea is better for you. If it's a cough due to allergies, try to stay away from herbal teas as many of those herbs are in the ragweed family, or closely related and will just worsen your cough and allergy. Also, when using honey, try to use a local honey because it will contain the pollen from local allergens which will act the same (or near the same) as an allergy shot and it will help you build an immunity to such allergens.
#33 - Tanis - 09/21/2008 - 09:02
I've heard about the Vick Vapo Rub and funny to say, it works. I had a terrible flu and rub the vicks on my feet before sleep. It was a relieve. :-D
#34 - Sweet Lily - 09/23/2008 - 08:23
Try some black pepper mixed salt and roll it in a cigarette paper along with some tobacco and smoke it. Try to keep the smoke in as long as you can. ;-)
#35 - Papa - 09/23/2008 - 23:14
honey and lemonade really hot and drink it
#36 - julie - 10/05/2008 - 11:37
Ingredients: Vicks Vapour Rub, Boiling water in bowl or sink, towel over sick person's head. Method: Lean over and inhale your way to easy breathing and restful sleep.
#37 - Andz - 10/08/2008 - 08:47
try some black pepper honey and cinamon alltogether mixed in hot milk before going to bed
#38 - naaz - 10/09/2008 - 22:23
I just had a lemon slice, salt and pepper. It seems to be working so far. Mind you I have been coughing for 3 minths now. I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE :-[]
#39 - Lori - 10/22/2008 - 15:37
surprisingly no one spoke abt the power of our natural herb Tulsi. Simply crush a few leaves along with ginger and black pepper this can be had along with honey or mix it in hot milk. does wonders.
#40 - puja - 11/11/2008 - 10:06
Peanut butter, honey and banana sandwhich works like a charm.
#41 - Kimberly - 11/15/2008 - 23:12
Hot blackcurrant juice with cinnamon seems to be working as well - at least as a temporary relief.
#42 - Vic - 11/21/2008 - 01:45

When I had a Cough I boiled a pot of hot water for about 20 minutes, then after I put a spoon full of vicks into the teh HOT water and waited for it to melt, and ten after sat down with the pot right underneathe my noise and inhaled it. :]]]]]

it really works nad you can really feel your lungs open inside
#43 - Jessica Johnson - 11/25/2008 - 16:52
Take a teaspoon of honey and small dose of rum or whiskey and add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat and mix real good then drink right before bed.

You will sleep like a bear in hibernation!
#44 - Kevin Fletcher - 12/04/2008 - 02:53
To avoid getting throat infection/cough, take a glass of warm water and add three to four spoons of salt and gargle every day in the morning after brushing teeth.
#45 - vinay - 12/08/2008 - 21:55
Guess no one has tried this but this does wonders at my place.

Add half teaspoon(or less or more however you like it) of haldi to boiling water, add pinch of sale and a little ghee and drink it warm.

#46 - Priti - 12/16/2008 - 17:38
well i dont have a remedy but i need help i have a very dry cough and i hate honey,lemon,ginger and tea what should i do??>-(
#47 - chaz - 12/18/2008 - 13:34
Have some yogurt regularly:-)
#48 - Sri - 12/18/2008 - 22:55

The Vic Vapor rub on the feet with socks on put me right on to sleep!!
Aaaahhh heck yeh!!:-D
#49 - kimberly - 12/20/2008 - 03:32
I am having some chronic cough... and yesterday i couldnt sleep at all. I was up all night. Please give me a night remedy by which i can have a nice and snuggly good night sleep... I feel irritted and feel like coughing out something which is irritating in my chest............I dont cough up anything.....other than white foamy saliva (i think its saliva...)
Please help me out....please...:>-(
#50 - Shubha - 12/22/2008 - 20:20
Hey guys help me out i have got tonsilitis n for whole year i dont stop coughing...may be i am allergic to dust as when i am at home the intensity is less as compared when i am out of home......plz...suggest me as i cant concentrate on studies becauz..of this...and i hv tried every damn thing to cure it ..but in vain...HELP!!!!!!>-(
#51 - Dixshant - 12/24/2008 - 08:37
try dis vicks thng it really duz wonderz ;-);-):-D
#52 - himanshi - 12/25/2008 - 00:02
well,chaz,if you don't like any of those things why don't you try a shot of tequilla(it doesn't matter what brand).With a pinch of salt and a little piece of lime. I know you don't like lemon but it really does work.
#53 - jennifer - 01/07/2009 - 12:56
I need suggestions. I have been coughing something furious the past few days and it just won't go away. And just about an hour ago I had one big cough where a bloody piece of membrane or something came out of my mouth. Since then I have been coughing much less but my upper chest has really sharp pains. Also the past few hours my pee has been a reddish purple color. Should I see a doctor or wait it out?
#54 - Mikey - 01/08/2009 - 13:57
I have a cold that won't stop. As soon as I lay down it picks up and I can't stop coughing. I almost throw up, and any little thing in the air bugs my throat. Can anyone please help with something fast and easy.
#55 - Kayla - 01/14/2009 - 01:13
try vinegar, tsp of with some warm water, or lemon water with honey
also try vinegar in boiling water-
steam, breathe it in, with towel over head and steam
#56 - kelly - 01/17/2009 - 00:08
I would like to know if there is a cure for Mesothelioma. My father has this bad haking caugh or is there a remedy!
#57 - Cindy - 01/17/2009 - 16:51
What can I safely give to my 2 year old , is hard for him to sleep through the night
#58 - leslie - 01/19/2009 - 21:36
I have one of those annoying coughs that wont go away no matter what u do. It gets to the point where i almost vomit. I just poured pepper n a little bit of salt on my hand n licked it. my cough went instantly.
#59 - bec - 01/22/2009 - 06:58
I get a cough every year. It starts with a tickle in my throat and then goes to a sore throat. Then I start coughing and some mucus comes up. The cough lasts about 4 months. I have gone to many Dr.'s and they tell me I have asthma (the Dr. gives me an inhaler but does not work). I have tried many things to try and get rid of an annoying cough. I have not tried the lemon with the pepper, so I will try that one. Does anyone have any suggestions?
#60 - Terry - 01/25/2009 - 22:37
To Mikey, #54, who asked if he should see his doctor or wait it out:
at the very least CALL your doctor and describe what is happening--then if he or she doesn't call back soon, go somewhere & see someone. you shouldn't take the advice of people who are not doctors telling you to avoid one. You could have something serious going on, and as natural as we try to be, don't mess with serious stuff like the chest pains, differences in urination, etc. that you described. Really. Using this site should not be a substitute for getting professional medical advice. Even if you don't have insurance there are walk-in (ie less expensive then ER) places usually open late in many areas, & part of a doctor's job is to take phone calls so don't feel bad if you need to call. But if they don't call you back SOON, find a professional to talk to or see just to rule things out. and let us know what happened. hope you are okay.
#61 - Jen in NY - 02/07/2009 - 21:03
i need a cure for stretch marks. any suggestions?
#62 - tlugg - 02/09/2009 - 20:30
For a non-stop cough that won't go away and keeps you up at night, mix together well: 1 tsp cayenne pepper; 1 tsp ground ginger; 2 Tbsp water; 1 Tbsp cider vinegar; 1 Tbsp (or more) honey.
Stiry well then drink 2-3 teaspoons. Just gave this to my son who was coughing for a half hour straight. He refuses to let me put the Vicks (camphor, eucalyptus, menthol) on the bottoms of
his feet (although I know for certain it usually works). The liquid mixture stopped his cough within 5 minutes and (it's 3am) he's asleep.
#63 - Hootmon, AZ - 02/19/2009 - 04:48
I started out with fever and then a deep cough after the fever was gone... how long before most coughs go away?:-(
#64 - mmG - 02/20/2009 - 21:35
I know everytime anyone in our household gets sick, the coughs are always the last symptom to go away. It can last for a few weeks.
#65 - Liss in PA - 02/22/2009 - 12:20
After reading above posts, I just made my own version of cough syrup, I already feel better. I just boiled cinnamon, fennel (sauf) powder, black pepper, sugar and a tea bag. At the same time squeezed half lemon in my cup and poured this hot herbal mix. Have it hot. Try to feel each sip in your throat and you will feel better.
#66 - Rucain - 03/07/2009 - 18:56
I always have a bad cough after a slight cold.. I will try to Vicks Vapor rub on my "feet" will let you all know what happens...
#67 - Tangy - 03/10/2009 - 14:10
I have a cough that is from a cold that I had this week. I don't mind coughing, dont get me wrong, but when it is bothering whoever you are sleeping with and cutting into your prime sleeping hours, that is a problem! I would rather be sick sick than have this nasty dry cough that is mainly at night...Anyway, in hopes of a good WORKING home remedy on here.....I don't have much food in my house however, I do have salt, pepper, honey, and tea...I know, sounds weird...pepper in tea...But just mix it all together and warm it up, drink it hot....It works! At least for those who are like me and dont keep the refrigerator stocked up with all these unusual things!! ;-)
#68 - Jus_Mee - 03/15/2009 - 00:42
Try a few drops of peppermint oil (from a health food store) or a half cup white vinegar in your vaporizer. You can also try vicks on your feet with socks or vicks on your chest covered with a washcloth.
#69 - Heather - 03/15/2009 - 18:20
I have tried EVERYTHING ..for 14 years now..did the hot tea thing for awhile, but it wears off so quickly on me, heard about the vicks thing a couple of years ago..didn't work for me..i take a couple of slices of pickle chips and put quite a bit of salt and pepper on them and eat's really amazing how fast it works..also i've done the orange slice w/ s+p..both remedies work great! :-D
#70 - Kat - 04/02/2009 - 03:49
I've been experience severe cough and congested chest pain. Any herbal remedy will be welcomed.
#71 - yemi malcolm - 04/23/2009 - 09:33
Boiling water with a ball of chop ginger and drink it warm will really help to relieve coughing.. and eating 5-8 grape every 10 min.:-)
#72 - tinnybabes - 04/27/2009 - 10:45
my fiance has bronchitis and i was desperate to try anything to stop his coughing... crazy as it sounded i tried the vicks on his feet and 20 minutes later he's fast asleep.. thank you....:-D
#73 - momof2 - 04/28/2009 - 21:40
take 4 cloves and roast and chew this willwork for cough
or take one earthened small plate which is used in diwali 4 lighting heat the mud plate in fire or stoveand put a pinch of turmeric and take aglass of milk and place and empty glassand flow the milk over thehot mud plate and drink that milk this will work 4 cough and cold
0r take a pinch of saffron with warm milk in the morning and night
or chew fresh leaves of ajwain
or chew fresh leaves of ajwain with betel leaves
or if for kids try 1/2spoon juice ofajwainleaves and 1/2 spoon juice of betel leaveswith honey
#74 - zara - 04/29/2009 - 23:38
I would like to know can i eat banana when we have cough? some one told me that we should not eat banana as it increases phelm. is it true?(i can't live without banana):-(
#75 - Raj - 05/10/2009 - 12:16
i m suffering from cold & cough from 6 years.
i avoid yoghurt, cold drink, ice-cream or any cold items but i feel always cold & cough
#76 - Ratan - 05/11/2009 - 08:13
I get this twice a year... at the change of the season. I get a cold and then a cough that can easily last up to a month.

Hot drinks work really well. Anything that doesn't contain caffeine (it'll keep you awake, unless you're braving the real world, then go for it), add some spices, I usually use a pinch of anything that happens to be at home. Pepper, mint, ginger, if you've got garlic, crush a clove and drop it in as well... and honey. Honey is a cure-all. If you can stand it, some heavy alcohol like rum or whiskey will put you right to sleep. I like to vary it because if this happens regularly like mine, you'll get tired of it.

Avoid dairy 'cause it promotes phlegm. Drink lots of water, it'll loosen the phlegm and flushes your system.

Also, prevention is better than cure - if you do something about your cough regularly you won't have to find yourself in public coughing up your lungs and resorting to some pharmacy-toxin.

And another thing VICKS IS NOT NATURAL. If it works for you, good, but this site claims to be natural and yet every third post proclaims Vick's is best. REMOVE IT PLEASE
#77 - ...tired... - 05/14/2009 - 13:35
#78 - Karen - 05/22/2009 - 10:55
i have had a terrible cough for a few days now..i dnt have ne viks vapo rub n shops r closed ... does the lemon,grounded pepper n salt actually work?because everytym i cough i cnt sop n then i feel soo sik hellllllllllp:-(:-(:-(:-(:oops::oops::oops:
#79 - anum - 05/24/2009 - 08:46
Well, the best I can do is try a bagel with cream cheese and dried garlic and lemonpepper on it with a hot cup of lemon tea mixed with vanilla/honey tea (not actual honey, the tea flavor is vanilla & honey) let's see how it goes as it's 2 A.M and I haven't slept normally for almost a week because of the cough...wasn't bad until yesterday and couldn't get Dr. appt...well, coughed right after eating bagel, but it didn't hurt as much (didn't cough while eating it), working on tea...yeah, it's 2 and I can't sleep...tea seems to be helping!!
#80 - Done with the cough... - 06/07/2009 - 00:54
First, remove the REASON for the cough, for example, if u have a lot of mucus down ur throaght, then you should remove it first. Try some medicaments that help dissolve or push out the mucus, or simply try coughing it out if u can.
Second, mix 4 tsp honey, with 1 tsp ginger power, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, and 2 tsp water. Eat slowly, 2-3 tsp when u have cough. Will work instantly, better do it so ur cough stops and then sleep right away before u start feeling like coughing again.
#81 - Andrew - 06/11/2009 - 18:51
Lemon juice with honey is the best for small children cough
#82 - Vijaya kumari - 06/12/2009 - 03:32
Elderberry extract in a glass of water helps bronchitis - relieves cough and clears your lungs... it's amazing after 3 months of different remedies :-)
#83 - Sonia - 06/14/2009 - 00:17
Helpppp \"ASAP\" I\'m like so sick I got everyhing all together a cold a fever a sever cough and can get a good rest!! If some body has a really goo remedy 4 diz cough I feel like the next time dat I cough my intestines will come !!!:( help
#84 - crystal - 06/18/2009 - 18:43
my son always sufferring from cough when weather changes,what is the best home remedy for him.:-P
#85 - shweta - 06/28/2009 - 02:24
i had a terrible haking cough for a few days and last nite i was told te eat crysilized ginger and it has workedB-)
#86 - dorothy - 07/05/2009 - 19:02
I just made a tea of water,honey,cayanne pepper, powdered ginger and a dash of apple cider vineger. It seems to help! Saline nasal rinses and salt water gargles help too.
#87 - Cindy - 07/12/2009 - 08:36
to the lady who wrote" coughing up blood and chest pain" it is very important you either see a doctor straight away or go to the hospital i hope you get better soon but from what you have mentioned it might be serious matter and must be dealt with asap. all the best
#88 - lina - 07/12/2009 - 11:12

I have sever cough that make me uneasy while sleep so i just get up and log in to the world of treatment. I will try best home remedy and will tell you what happen with me.
Till then Khoo khoo khooo.......
#89 - Cougher - 07/16/2009 - 14:51
A good way to cure a cough is stay in bed as warm as you can be. Or get a cup of boiling water and pour manuka honey in to it ;-)
#90 - Áine Moreland - 07/23/2009 - 06:36
This lemon with pepper and salt really works wonders..within minutes cough is gone..Thanks a ton:-)
#91 - princi - 07/23/2009 - 21:31
You can try chopping up six onions and put into a pot with a half cup of honey. Cook slowly for two hours then strain. Take in regular intervals, preferably warm.

You can also try eating 2 oz. of dark chocolate. There is an ingredient in chocolate that helps stop coughs. Effects should last about four hours.
#92 - Carol - 08/04/2009 - 21:10
I gave my eight year old daughter limon juice(didnt have a real lemon at 12:00 at night) with pepper and salt it worked in minutes.she just sipped on it for 5-10 minutes she has asthma so it is hard to find something that works.this workes great!!!!!
#93 - amanda - 08/07/2009 - 02:11
Holistic approach, will work:
1) Take in lots of fluids, preferably warm as possible with lemon, ginger, honey, cayenne or black pepper (all or even 1 of these will help). Need to keep hydrated when fighting a cough. This means drinking 3 to 4 times as much as usual. You should begin to pee very often - do this for 2 to 3 days until cough is half as bad and then reduce liquids to 2 times more than usual for another 3 to 5 days, then go back to normal drinking.
2) Can also use steam treatments with menthol, eucalyptus, camphor or similar things to help further keep hydration up.
3) Take a tablet of zinc gluoconate 3 to 4 times a day for first 3 days, then daily until all well. Also can take lozenges or zinc oral spray. Body needs the zinc to fight the infection - proven to reduce coughs and colds.
4) Take a magnesium citrate tablet or magnesium chelate tablet (chelated is best) 3 x per day for 5 days. Add this to your daily diet by taking 1 tablet daily for maxium protection and wellness.
5) Also a good idea to take a multi MINERAL tablet a few times a week to keep up minerals in the body which are always depleted nowadays. Chelated forms are best.
6) Lots of sleep and rest.
7) Try the teas and other herbal solutions mentioned here in place of #2, but need to do all 6 things for quick and total cure.
God Bless and all the best!
#94 - better health - 08/08/2009 - 20:59
Hi Everyone,
I feel for everyone; and not knowing what remedies to take. I'm too have chronic coughing. It's every single day/ night. It interfere with my life, at work, in the movies, at home, subway, everywhere I go and do.
It can be from Asthma or Post nasal drip. You should do the following suggestion:
1. Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Doctor, to rule out the possibilities'
2. Holistic Med's
3. Acid Flux- Read on it; it mention Chronic Coughing.

Well, God bless you all. I hope someone can give us all an educated guess what "WE" really have; and can do for us.

#95 - sylvie - 08/12/2009 - 11:55
i love this - "i have a cough due to smoking." well, have you tried NOT smoking???

if it is a productive cough, encourage it, spitting out the phlegm (or your tummy will be upset).

for a dry, unproductive cough, honey seems to be the magic bullet :)
#96 - A. - 08/14/2009 - 10:53
:-)Make a tea with chamomile, sabucus, basil, and agrimonium!Make it strong and ad a teaspoon of honey!It will help A LOT!
#97 - Duvet - 08/16/2009 - 10:28
:-DGreetings friends,It's that time of the season where pollen is very high (northeast) I agree with the Muliti vitamin,magnesium.Plenty of fluids,local area honey is wonderful,about a table spoon daily.Mucinex is a great product found in Walmart,or most drug stores.Plenty of water.Time to get those vaporizers out and ready for the season,make sure they are clean (filters) Also herbal teas,cayanne and black currant syrup is wonderful preventitives,For us asthmatics,make certian your nebulizers are clean/ready to use
'One more suggestion,MOST allergens enter the body thru our sinuses,read information on the NETTI POT,clean sinuses = a smoother cold and flu season for us.An ounce of prevention,is worth a pound of cure>>
#98 - Shamanwolf - 08/30/2009 - 12:54
One of my health newsletters recommended the herb Stinging Nettle for cough/asthma. Four years ago I found that the Nature's Way brand Nettle works for me. I was able to give up 5 prescription asthma medications if I take the Nettle capsules every day. Much better.
#99 - bronchitis/asthma - 09/01/2009 - 07:36
kimchi soup or any soup will certainly give fast relief...
#100 - fuhrehidaha - 09/02/2009 - 23:09
Can anyone help me. First week of school and i've been forcing myself to go; Couldn't go today though i completely lost my voice. This vicks this is working a little bit but i NEED FAST relief of dry cough, productive cough, and fever. Please Please Please help mee!! I'm only grade 10. I NEED to be at school!! HELLPP!!:-(
#101 - Kristinnn - 09/03/2009 - 03:53
:-) Was 2nd night without sleep and googled cough remedy and found this. Did the Vicks/Bottom of Feet/Socks thing and got 3 solid hours. Better than nothing!
#102 - Stacey - 09/03/2009 - 07:28
boil some carobs... and drink it like tea. did what nothing else did for me after bronchitis which induced asthma, and a severe cough that did not let me sleep.
#103 - gizmo - 09/06/2009 - 17:35
First up all avoid all sweets. Prepare tea with cloves, cardamom and pepper , have couple of times a day. In the night inhale deeply vicks or something like that .
#104 - srt - 09/08/2009 - 15:41
I have asthma and i get really bad coughs. What always help me is to but a rice bag on my chest.
#105 - Larz - 09/11/2009 - 16:08
I've been left with a persistent cough and tight airways since having the flu. A naturopath told me to boil 1tsp fenugreek seeds in a cup of water and drink 3 times/day to break up mucous. This is helping. You can strain or eat the seeds, which I enjoy doing.
I also tried eating a thick slice of raw onion, chopped and dipped in a couple of tspns of honey. This gave me some instant relief. Red onion is easier to eat than white or brown.
#106 - Sue - 09/14/2009 - 20:25
I just tried the lemon, pepper and salt. I have not couged yet, but I do still feel the urge too. Maybe it's all in my mind.
#107 - Quawanda - 09/15/2009 - 13:19
I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have had a severe dry cough for about 2 weeks. I had a sinus infection last week and took antibiotics. But the cough is still there, I feel like im going to cough this baby out! I've tried the lemon with salt and pepper, and honey, vicks on my feet, and nothing works!! Help! And the doctor want give me any cough meds so ive taken Robitussin, Dayquil, and the others that I can take....i just dont know what to do.
#108 - ASHLEY - 09/15/2009 - 18:32
honey and minced garlic mix is a good relief for cough and other bronchial infection.. take 2 tbps every 4hours.
#109 - darius09 - 09/16/2009 - 00:30
im trying the vicks now on ym little girls feet....oh god i hope it works...:-(
#110 - deb - 09/17/2009 - 09:24
does honey really work? and do you just eat it straight off a spoon or on like toast or what?
#111 - stupid cough - 09/19/2009 - 22:31
I had tried the vicks and socks idea and it worked brilliant. thanks who ever found it. I always have this dry cough attack, with this socks idea it just arrested the cough. outstanding solution.
#112 - Lal Nallath - 09/24/2009 - 11:00
In a cup of warm water, add honey with fresh juice of a lemon ,salt , ginger powder, turmeric powder and drink it. Eat fresh grape and almond. ;-)
#113 - Mo - 09/25/2009 - 08:28
Vapo Rub on feet is the bed remedy I seen on here, natural or not I don't care, been putting it on my feet every 5hrs since yesterday, not only did my cough stop pretty much, but I also have very soft feet. So this remedy in my book at A++++++. Thanks
#114 - Michelle Walker - 09/30/2009 - 13:06
Take a york of a boiled egg with a sprinkle of black peper at night without taking anything after it will cure dry cough
#115 - ilyas - 10/10/2009 - 14:47
if you are going to try the vicks vapor rub thing... you might as well take the vicks and stick it in your ass because it will do the same thing as if you stick it on your feet! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!
#116 - jim - 10/11/2009 - 22:09
I thought that these remedies were from losers staying home and trying to mess with people....but I tried the Vicks Vapor rub on my feet and put some socks and wow! It really worked! Thanks guys!
#117 - Steve - 10/14/2009 - 12:05
I had a servere cough and rolled black pepper and smoked it....I didn't think it would help but it did!!!!! It worked sooooo good. This is a must if you have a bad dry cough ke
#118 - La Fawnduh - 10/14/2009 - 12:13
I tried smoking the black pepper and it DID work!!!!! I was desprate and needed something and this worked the best! :)
#119 - rob - 10/14/2009 - 12:17
I do not understand why some of you want Vick's VapoRub to be removed. Its ingredients of Camphor, Menthol and Eucalyptus oil are natural.

Camphor is considered as essential oil and came from Camphor tree (cinnamomum camphora) that is native of China, Japan and eastern Asia. It can also be made synthetically.

Menthol is an organic compound made from peppermint oil or other mint oils. It is also made synthetically.

Vick's VapoRub can be considered a natural remedy and it has its place in this page.

#120 - Be EDUCATED - 10/16/2009 - 23:26
one tablespoon honey with 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp dry ginger powderand 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder. take this three times daily followed by a small cup (100 ml) of hot water
#121 - fellow expectorator - 10/18/2009 - 15:15
this is the best method it works for me all the time...
1. Take 2 tbsp of Carom seed (ajwain)
2. Boil that in water on low heat...until you see about 2 to 3 tbsp of water left.
3. Drain it in a small cup
4. Mix 2 pinchs of salt and tumeric powder
5. Drink this mixture everyday before going to bed, until your cough is gone...and do not take water after this.
#122 - Nehal - 10/18/2009 - 15:51
Another method that is easy and works is
1. Take half a cup of warm milk
2. Add 2 pinchs of salt and tumeric powder
3. Drink this mixture every night, before going to bed.. and not intake of water after this.
Repeat until cough is gone.
#123 - Nehal - 10/18/2009 - 18:12
I have been coughing for long which now became an everyday disturbance for me. I have read a lot of good views about lemon,salt and pepper so I might as well give it a shot. I will let you know what happens.
#124 - sang - 10/30/2009 - 11:39
Swallow 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. It will cure you immediately
#125 - Tom - 11/06/2009 - 02:25
My mother has been troubled with cough for several months now. the doctors have diagonised asthma to be the cause. however if she consumes the medicines prescribed there are several side effects like constipation and face swelling etc. she gets wet cough in the nights. Please help.

God bless
#126 - gauri - 11/09/2009 - 09:40
#127 - MOOCOW - 11/09/2009 - 17:47
It concerns me some people saying they have had coughs or colds for years. It sounds like immunity is very low. What is your diet like ? And do you have any digestive problems that could be causing vitamin and mineral loss? Or any other health problems that could indicate a deficiency? You should not have a cough or cold for years.
#128 - Jessie - 11/11/2009 - 22:55
I tried the vicks vapor rub and it really does the job. I had always used the lemon and honey mix but this time I was so bad that it did not work as well so I tried the vicks and thank the Lord it worked for me.

#131 Jean 11/14/2009 21:30
#129 - Jean Emmons - 11/14/2009 - 21:33
great cough remedy: chop raw onion pour hot water over it about 2-3 cups .let sit for 2 hrs then drink.Doesn't taste bad.(or add tsp of unpasturized honey)repeat for anouter couple of days if needed. also eat garlic soup .Boil water add 2 tbs of marjoram ,salt i tbs of olive oil tbs of any dry vegetables.Pour in bowl and add 2-3 cloves minced freash garlic (do not boil garlic) (marjoram works great too.
#130 - mila - 11/15/2009 - 14:22
tried a slice of orange with salt and pepper, seems to be working
#131 - ivan - 11/15/2009 - 18:26
take two orange with the juice of two lemon bring to good boil add honey to taste drink very hot sould help.....:-):-):-)
#132 - amanda - 11/21/2009 - 05:01
I have been coughing long time.when my cough increase i get fever,badly cold and headach which is distrub in study and my daily routine time please if you have any solution please help me
#133 - amrit bk - 11/22/2009 - 04:06
try this if this one dont work then i dont know any other options that will, here do this, take off all your clothes, rub vicks vaporab all over your body, but more on your neck and chest and back and feet, once thats done, get inside a blanket and roll your self like a mummy, roll your self like your rolling an eggrole or burito, keep your self warm for 30 mins, inside that blanket, after that, drink real lemons and mix it with lime, real not juice, and add honey, and microwave it for 30 secs, and drink it, once your done, i suggest that you need to [@], this is part of the healing process, [@] until you cum, and once you cum, your going to feel sleepy and go get your rest or sleep once you wake up, i promise you your cough is gone for life. it always work for me every winter season, and im still doing it till now. let me know if it works on you. good luck:-D
#134 - oxycodoneforpain - 11/23/2009 - 13:35
I always gave my kids this when they have had cough. pinch of salt,pinch of haldi,munaka honey 1tsp,1/2 ts of ghee or butter mix in hot milk drink it for 2-3 times in a day. remember don't forget to drink it before you sleep. it will really works my grand mum and my mum used this to us as well.
#135 - poonam - 11/23/2009 - 16:33
try sprinkling a little ground ginger in the bottom of a mug, then pour about half a centimetre of hot water on top (doesnt have to be completely accurate) then add about the same amount of honey as you did water. Give it a stir until the honey has thinned, then add some fresh lemon juice to it, works for me :-D give it a try!
#136 - illathome:-( - 11/24/2009 - 05:36
Very often,i get cough and last long for at least 10 days. PLz can anyone give better suggestion for the cureness of coughing? And also nasalblood often. i am much worried:-D
#137 - ankaching - 11/28/2009 - 05:41
#138 - DJKWIKFIT - 11/28/2009 - 09:57
Will definitely try the vicks on the feet w/ socks remedy that sound like an old down south remedy that my grandma would use, and she know what she be talking about will let you know results
#139 - mellemel - 11/30/2009 - 12:24
i seem to have a dry cough with very little phlem and a litte bit of a sore throat but what is the most anoying is the very crapy voice that im left with someone please help!!! :-(
#140 - karina - 12/02/2009 - 17:24
I take wome vicks and spread it in my [@]. it burns like hell and then i forget to cough.
#141 - Nasty Girl - 12/03/2009 - 21:12
I have dry cough for the last 5 months. While spitting i feel that a very little mucus also coming along with saliva. I consulted 3 doctors, they tried all medicines, nexim, antiallergic, cough syrupes etc. no improvement.. so the doctors told that this may be a allergic cough and have to find the reason for the cough. So I need your advice.
#142 - Chandra - 12/12/2009 - 12:49
I take Reguler drink warm water, with 2 pinch of salt & 1 tea spoon of termaric pawoder. 2 or 3 times in a day . spwcialy at night time when i go to sleep . its very efective for cough .;-)
#143 - Hemant - 12/13/2009 - 08:06
I find that Jalepenos will clear my sinuses and a good hoppy beer will help me sleep. Vicks on the feet??? Whats up with that?
#144 - jim hoy - 12/14/2009 - 20:58
what kind of tea would you use for a bad cough?
#145 - billiybob thorton - 12/18/2009 - 20:08
THANKS.. that vicks and socks idea was GREAT.. otherwise be4 going to sleep i was worried about cough alot. it took almost an hour to work but it lasted long time i think im still better its 12:00pm now and im well it was 2am then. so ya TRY it.
#146 - harjinder - 12/26/2009 - 11:33
Tried the vicks vapor rub on feet with socks on my little girl and now she is fast asleep... Will let you know if it works:-o
#147 - Sleepy Girl - 12/26/2009 - 23:42
I am trying the vicks thing too on my three year old. He has been hacking his head off for 3 days and I am so sleepy! Hope this works.
#148 - exhausted mommy - 12/27/2009 - 21:10
was just about ready to ask someone to shoot me because of my non-stop coughing at night. Did the vicks/sox thing and the lemon/pepper/salt thing. One or both worked. I'm not coughin and am finally getting sleepy.... thanks
#149 - clinewine - 12/30/2009 - 03:53
i am at work sick coughing my lungs up and sleepy due to coughing all night. i have put the vick's on my feet. let see if it works
#150 - tired - 12/30/2009 - 09:27
i refuse to take robotussin or any other cough supressent. i've had this horrible cough for like ever. i am driving my mom crazy. i feel bad about it but i just wont take anything. i tried the lemon, salt, and pepper. IT WORKED! whoohoo! finally i can chill with my mom with out her leaving me to go to a quite room :-P
#151 - coughing kid - 01/01/2010 - 12:27
what's the best natural way for dry coughing?
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#152 - [email protected] - 01/03/2010 - 00:48
I have been coughing for 3 months now and I have found that drinking lots of water and sucking on lozenges is best , along with taking fenugreek & thym or liquorice root for a dry cough ....good luck to all of us !!
#153 - patty - 01/18/2010 - 12:39
Chew raw Ajwain and allow the juice from it to slowly flow down the throat. It provides excellent healing from Cough. My mother used to make the Lime pickle (punjabi type) and allow it to cure for 3-4 months. It has lot of ajwain and other herbs in it. It truly works as a medicine.
#154 - Sunil - 01/20/2010 - 22:51
I'm a kid and I have a singing contest tommorow. but I have a really bad cough. what should i do?
hopefully you have a quick remedy:-o
#155 - guest - 01/22/2010 - 11:37
my 2 year old has this wet cough for 3 weeks now and I've tried cough syrup, thulsi & tumeric water, ginger milk and now on another cough syrup, nothing is helping, I didtry the vicks before so I must try again, its just that its summer and he won't wear socks... but I'll persist. Thanks for all the tips though
#156 - Yvonne - 02/03/2010 - 05:40
take a ginger put it on the gas till its pill can removable and hold it in remedy for cough
#157 - urmi - 02/03/2010 - 19:49
what can be use for sweat treatment
#158 - daniel - 02/05/2010 - 10:26
>-( I HAVE BEEN COUGHING FOR 2 WEEKS NOW! i have gone o the doctors and took all the meds they through at me THEY HAVE NOT WORKED! i am about to go insane! i have an idea... i have wasbeii(its the really hot green cream that u eat with sushi) and maybe some pickled ginger left and black and white pepper and salt i dont have honey but i have corn surype and molassies(?) i dont have lemon jucie but i think thats b.s. bc i drunk the whole bottle of that just got finished wit it a couple days ago it didnt help at all! but i have seasons that have garlic and lemon and ginger powder and other stuff and i have hot sauce. is there anything i can make with all of this to make my dry sounds like a dog is barking cough go away??
#159 - coughcoughGOAWAY! - 02/08/2010 - 11:05

My mom has had a serious cough for about three days now. It started sunday and by monday, she had a fever and had body aches. she coughs very loud and it's raspy at times. She has a fever of about, 99 degrees- 101 degrees. Pleaseeee, pleease, please have a solution for this problem!
#160 - Katherine - 02/10/2010 - 15:58
I had one of those coughs that wake you up in the middle of the night where your throat is so dry and water isn't the answer. I decided to try regular mustard.
I guess it's the turmeric maybe but whatever it worked instantly and back to sleep I went
#161 - longone - 02/10/2010 - 20:19
I just ate 2 tablespoons of honey with a pinch of black pepper, ground cinnamon, and salt. Now I'm drinking warm water. I hope this method works. :D
#162 - Goodnight Seattle - 02/11/2010 - 21:13
I had a really bad cough and my friend told me about this tea remedy.. half of a red onion,1 garlic clove and 5 black cloves,add Enough water for a cup of tea and boil all together. It works miracles. You'll see!! Also if you are not allergic to silver. Try buying.. a bottle of MESOSILVER..that kills anything and makes your immune system stronger after it gets into your bloodstream. Just drink a teaspoon everyday. I used to get sick all the time with colds,infections,headaches.. You named it.. After I started taking the mesosilver.. I didn't have a cold for almost 2 years.. (had a cold for 2 days only) and as far as getting sick with anything else...Nothing at all!! mesosilver kills bacteria,but Some people say.. Mesosilver cures even a virus..I read about it, it's been around for centuries and for me.. It has works miracles!! Just don't make it at home.. because it could be dangerous if you don't know how to make it..Just buy it. A small bottle it's about $25. I buy the bigger bottle.. $50 bucks!! And it last a while.. I just loveee iittt!!! I hope this helps!!!!
#163 - Isabel - 02/15/2010 - 10:26
put your legs behind your head, and run while licking your elbows...This ALWAYS helps
#164 - soulja boy - 02/20/2010 - 18:49
I need a good remedie for a bad cold. I am going to camp this weekend with my daughters girl scout troop and I need somthing that will work fast and good if anyone has any ideas please post them and help me. i have a runny nose and a commen cold if that helps.:oops:
#165 - Debbie - 02/22/2010 - 15:47
chug honeyB-)
#166 - kylie - 02/23/2010 - 15:39
Mix a camphor tablet in cow's ghee. Rub the tablet hard in lukewarm ghee on your palm. Now apply this mixture in your nostrils before going to bed. Works well on a runny nose.
#167 - Varsha - 02/26/2010 - 10:32
I am so deeply grateful for whoever came up with the vicks on the feet with socks. I finally got some relief after days of coughing so bad my back and stomach hurt, and nothing helped!
#168 - Tera - 02/27/2010 - 20:37
Bodies are all different, so try differnt things until you find what works for YOU. My mix for coughs: in 8 oz boiling water mix 1/2 teasp mashed garlic, 1/2 teasp ginger powder, 2 teasp ACV (apple cider vinegar), 1 teasp lemon juice, and a smidgen of hot pepper sauce. Sip slowly. As for the feet/socks thingy, don't have Vicks, so I'm trying Icy Hot.
#169 - James - 03/04/2010 - 03:43
Check for underlying conditions. a thyroid problem and Acid Reflux are some reasons for constant throat irritation and cough
#170 - Ty - 03/04/2010 - 08:03
get a tablespoon of honey and let it slide down your throat try not to swallow it for as long as possible.
#171 - hc - 03/06/2010 - 04:39
i think the vicks on feet with socks works well. who cares if its home remedy or not it works.:-P
#172 - hehe - 03/08/2010 - 18:08
Ooh la- I'm 5 months pregnant with a cough that would make the baby cringe from the inside. No sleep for 3 nights. Right now I steamed with 2 fisherman friend lozenges (original) and a licorice/mint tea bag- than made tea with the water adding lemon, ground pepper, a dash cayenne sauce (ie tabasco- which has vinegar in it already), tablespoon honey, cinnamon and a pinch salt. Thank God my sinuses are blocked- because that thing burns- it must taste crappy- but I coughed 1 time and it was a good productive one- then no more. I guess I burned the tickle out of my throat? Let's just hope this isn't a serious recipe for heartburn... and then it will be tiger balm on the feet too. After the relaxing shower- omg I have to sleep.
#173 - preggers - 03/12/2010 - 15:56
:-D Hot lemon juice mixed with fresh mint and 1/2 tsp of honey works wonders for my throught :)
#174 - mat - 03/13/2010 - 04:27
Tha nx 4 the vicks tip, as i was realy mad with cough n now it really started working.........waiting for gud result aftr few hours...... i had too much of pepper tea but this time it didnt work....anyways thanx
#175 - Nonu - 03/14/2010 - 08:50
11:17 pm n want to sleep. I just drank a cup of tea w honey, lemon juice n cinnamon. Throat pain went away. Tomorrow I am buying Vicks to put on my feet.. I am tired of coughing n not sleepin..
#176 - Lydia - 03/17/2010 - 22:19
1:05 am drank the tea w hon, lemon, cinnamon. Cough is more productive. Now on second cup. Hate being sick. I pray I will b better for job interview.
#177 - Lydia - 03/18/2010 - 00:07
To Mikey comment 54:
You are in serious trouble!
Please see a doctor immediately!!
Your symptoms are extremely dangerous blood in the urine, coughing blood and chest pains are signs of a heart attack.
Because your post was a year ago I hope you are ok.Let us know?
#178 - Julia - 03/18/2010 - 00:24
Slept about two hours last night. But still have the cough after drinking 2 cups of tea w honey, lemon, n cinnamon. What helps is going in the hot shower. I wanted to sleep in the bathroom cuz its the only thing that helps this cough. Trying vicks on my feet tonight. :-(:-(:-(
#179 - Lydia - 03/18/2010 - 23:04
:-) Hooray, the Vicks method thou not natural helped. I did sleep not all night but cough decreased. It could b that the teas, water, shower n vicks combo worked. But Thank God I can breath n throat pain went away.
#180 - Lydia - 03/19/2010 - 12:46
Put Vicks on neck and chest be for bed at 10:00 by 2:00 I was awake, tried the Vicks and socks so far so good.
#181 - Lydia - 03/21/2010 - 02:19
:-D;-):-):-D For the most part The Vicks and socks works, when I woke up at 2:00, I went to this page. put the Vicks and socks on, wrote #185 around 3:30, went to sleep and slept until 6:50, only had two coughing spells, and that was an big improvement, it's 9.00 am e c time. I will try it agiain tonight.
#182 - Lydia - 03/21/2010 - 08:09
:-D wow the pepper w/salt and the lemon worked for me in minutes! thank you so much!!!!!!!!!
#183 - aldape - 03/24/2010 - 20:52
hi i had a cough for 5 months docter say just chest infection like wat is the matter:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o
#184 - dd - 03/27/2010 - 05:23
I have found that chewing spearmint gum helps during the day for me, but at night... I am lost. Tried everything.
#185 - Bis - 03/27/2010 - 13:50
My little one is just coming off of a gastric virus. So coughing will make everything come out top and bottom. Today is the first day since thursday that she has been herself and today is monday. All of a sudden when she lays down to sleep she begins coughing. I tried the vicks and socks method.......thank you! thank you! thank you!!:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D... she is fast asleep!!
#186 - mylittleone - 03/29/2010 - 23:23
my mom tried get ginger and sqeeze some of it's juice and pour some honey put on the oven or microveve and heat for a min. or less . it settles your cough:-):-)
#187 - isha - 04/07/2010 - 20:47
you should try honey and ginger. squeeze some ginger juice from a gingeror buy some. add the same amout as th ginger but 3 spoons are enough then put it in the microve and put it on 30 to 50 min. if the honey is still not meltedor the ginger jiuce isn't hot put back for around 20 min. it tastes little nasty and good at the same time. for cough i just tried it yesterday
#188 - messed up on 190 - 04/07/2010 - 21:07
i have asthama problem which is all most occurs at night any remedy which can permanently cure the asthama :-)
#189 - dips - 04/09/2010 - 06:44
Honey is DANGEROUS for babies. The bacteria in honey is safe for adults, but babies may get very very sick.. look it up if you need to. Many people have not heard of this, but pass the word. I've heard of taking a baby with you into a steamy bathroom for a bit, then outside for a minute in the cool air. This worked for my babies, might be worth trying. Also, I know that Vicks is not "natural" but I have some, and it helped me (on soles of feet with socks). I didn't have herbal remedy, but really needed that sleep!
#190 - jellybeanmom - 04/10/2010 - 00:53
I am going to try the pepper/cayenne,lemon juice,salt,honey,warm milk method. It should be a guaranteed cough stop method.;-)
#191 - kenneth - 04/13/2010 - 18:42
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of a cough i have had for a month now?? Please reply as i can hardly sleep with it... !!!:-(
#192 - Bob - 04/17/2010 - 18:01
I have had a bad cough for 3 weeks now. I am going to try the lemon, salt, and pepper thing.
#193 - Dolores - 04/17/2010 - 21:45
:-D I had cough for abt 3 days and i tried the lemon, black pepper and salt remedy and it really worked right away. i didnt cough that much after i did that.... thanks and i also tried the vicks thing its working. :)
#194 - JT - 04/20/2010 - 12:41
Suffer chronic bronquitis. This time been suffering from coughs and heavy phlem for last 6 months. Tried antibiotics with absolutely no results. Cut dairy products, and every two days at night swallowed a piece of garlic with echinacea and two or three seeds of black pepper relatively crushed. In a week became absolutely free of bronquitis. But underwent a kidney cyst attack. Stopped the magic formula and cough came back. So I am starting again all over but this time with great water consumtion. Maybe that ll do the trick for good . Vick formula very good. Cheers to everyone
#195 - Richard - 04/29/2010 - 23:05
An old pioneer remedy is to mix 1/4 teaspoon butter, 1/4 teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of ginger. Suck on this slowly so that it coats the throat. The butter helps it coat the throat, the honey sweetens it and the ginger is the cure. Black pepper seems to also be helpful in the cure as it is listed often here. Try a few herbs and test the results!
#196 - Wanda - 05/07/2010 - 05:10
My favorite remedy was when I had a sore throat that felt like strep and after taking antibiotics for a week and I still had the sore throat I realized that it must be mono because I had fatigue and no fever. I juiced wheatgrass, gargled with it and then drank it. Wheatgrass has a lot of vitamins and minerals so it is very healing. Within 2 days I had more energy than I had had in months! I hope to grow it soon.
#197 - Wanda - 05/07/2010 - 05:30
Hi, My 1 yr old daughter has had a very persistant cough for over four months of her short little life and none of the doctors know why it wont go away. It is a chesty, productive cough, and she often brings herself to vomit to get the mucus up. Shes been on four different types of antibiotics, nothing works. I can't give her cayenne pepper, or alot of the ingredients above, does anyone know the safest and most effective cure for a baby?
#198 - Melanie - 05/09/2010 - 14:45
is vicks vaporub safe for 1 year olds?
#199 - Ched - 05/16/2010 - 02:22

From what I have been told from other parents its safe for kids. You can also try the baby vicks vapor rub. Hope it helps for your little one.
#200 - CM - 05/21/2010 - 02:17
I'm looking for something desspretly. I have got basketball games for the next 2 weeks. I'm gagging myself every time i cough. I'm using Vicks. To all of you with coughs that are as bad as mine or worse.Make the best of it and feel better soon!!!!!! :-):-
#201 - Rubyyy - 05/31/2010 - 18:13
take half cup of milk and add 4 pinches of Turmeric powder and if you want add 3 pnches of black pepper powder and heat ..It should be medium hot.. then drink it. (if you need sweet use honey not the sugar) sugar makes the cough worse..
turmeric powder makes the chest mucus loosen. I hope you feel better
#202 - Uma - 06/02/2010 - 07:15
after readin through all this last night, i concocted my own remedy and not to my surprise it worked :)
i took half a lemon and squeezed all the juice out of it and poured into a mug, mashed up like 15 grapes and poured the juice into the same mug (while eating the grape skin) grinded some black pepper (just a lil) little bit of honey mixed in, pinch of cinnomon and added some boiled water. i should be selling this in bottles out of the store. :):):)
this site actually [@] now that i realized i cannot copy what i just wrote... take that copyright protected bull crap off "natural-homeremedies" i should erase everything i just wrote becasue of this. but since im such a nice guy ill leave it for other people suffering from a cough
#203 - freeman steve - 06/03/2010 - 16:29
wen i feel like i,m getttin sick i go and get really drunk that cures wat ales me..... not sick in the morning works everytime
#204 - tyler - 06/07/2010 - 03:12
I suffer a lot during my exam times :-( just becoz of this cough! esp in cold season.. it kills my study time.. just like this wat im doing now!! :oops: so, can anyone plz suggest me what to do before sitting for study.. i wil be suffering from dry cough as well.. even if i drink honey with water, there will be no use! so, plz suggest some remedy & as well as remedy for cough before sleeping at night.. sometimes i wil be awake fro the whole night >-( >-(
#205 - starguru - 06/08/2010 - 13:52
Dont drink cold water It increses ur cough:-):-D:-P:-[]:oops:B-)>-(:-o:-D;-):-D:-o>-(:oops:B-)
#206 - Sharon - 06/14/2010 - 12:11
i have a 3 month old with a cough and small runnie and sometimes stuffy nose same thing with a 2 year old..what can i use?
#207 - stephanie - 06/22/2010 - 16:24
i have a dry cough n my lungs n my throat is pinching,i stopped smoking but whenever i smoke 1 or 2 ciggrates my lungs become paining, so wat i have 2 do for relesing my cough permenently, tell me plzzzz, my email i.d is [email protected]
#208 - BEBRUS - 06/23/2010 - 12:01
Hi guys ,

i hv just tried the lemon+b.peper power+salt = suck it ...........hmm its cough stopped immeadiately......n i feel easy to breath in . ;-):-D
#209 - inthi_sha27 - 06/25/2010 - 21:46
mike u should see a doctor.
#210 - taylor - 06/29/2010 - 19:44
black tea with butter is a good remedy...
#211 - aftab - 06/29/2010 - 23:52
have been coughing for a week. Just had a cup of hot water with a clove of crushed garlic, pepper and honey. It works !
#212 - rachel - 06/30/2010 - 08:13
Boil half cup of chopped fresh or dried lagundi (Vitex negundo L.) leaves in 2 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink half cup three times a day.
#213 - ibex - 07/06/2010 - 10:05
anybody consider using fresh oregano leaves boiled in hot water? it usually works
#214 - tan - 07/10/2010 - 01:41
#215 - VINIT - 07/10/2010 - 14:27
Thank u all for the coments,im going to try some remedies.
#216 - Hansini - 07/13/2010 - 13:49
please boil portgual (the fruit) leaves in water, leave it to soak a while and then strain it and drink hot as u can. it works immediately
#217 - heidi - 07/22/2010 - 20:37
I have a cold and a really bad cough.I cut a small piece of Ginger and chew it really slowly. Alhthough it tastes horrible, it gives instant relief.
#218 - Shivi - 07/27/2010 - 07:26
can anyone suggest some simple but effective home remedie for Bronchitis which is actually well proven!!
#219 - Nikhil - 07/27/2010 - 22:19
there isn't anything well proven .go to te doctors and get a antibiotic.
#220 - vv - 07/28/2010 - 22:49
actually i kno of one thing that is, but its kinda barbaric. eat dark chocolate. you have to let it melt. there is an ingredient in it called theobromine that has been demonstrated to relieve coughing. it also helps sore throats.
Good Luck :)
#221 - vv - 07/28/2010 - 22:57
antibiotics haven't been a success with me...already tried looking for something effective!
#222 - nikhil - 07/29/2010 - 03:09
i have my 4 yr.old son who has hard cough, i almost tried everything to him.I already brought him to the doctor and until now it didn't work..I also tried him the "kalabo" but still it didn't works..pls.pls. help me he still have dry cough and he also has his allergic rhinitis..what's the best home remedy pls.
#223 - cat - 09/02/2010 - 03:04
gargle with spinach juice
#224 - anirudh - 09/07/2010 - 07:12
sorry gargaling with warm spinach juice is very helpful in dry cough
#225 - anirudh - 09/07/2010 - 07:26
Here is for people like Patti #15 with cronic cough especially during nights. It is worst because of teh position you are in while lying causes nasal dripping directly into your throat that irritates and cause the caugh to get worse. Nasal mist spray or sealine will help thin out the mucus that will fix your caught in a day or 2. To be more on the natural side, use Neti pot and use warm water with hint of salt and neti twice to three times a day followed by salt and warm water gargles. Feel free to use honey/lemon/ginger juice mixes but they are all temporary. I would definitly take a couple of benadryls and go to sleep for a kick start...
#226 - Kunwar - 09/12/2010 - 20:38
yes i was diagnosed with pnuemonia and fluid on my lungs and i a about to cough a lung up and i was wanting to know a simple easy home remedy that would help. i have a kidney disease so i just cant take anything that is what is so bad. thanks for any information you can provide. have a great day and take care.
#227 - tracy - 09/13/2010 - 15:32
Asian remedie , Drink warm water with garlic and sugar , it soothes your throaght for coughs (: , my dad dus this all the time and it worked
#228 - Peter - 09/15/2010 - 00:14
lemon juice with black pepper and salt really worked!!! thank god!!
#229 - gina - 09/16/2010 - 20:04
The remedy we were given for coughs as youngsters is...

thinly slice an onion into rings and place in a bowl or saucer. cover liberaly with white sugar and leave on top of fridge or on the kitchen sideboard.. within 20 mins the sugar will have encouraged the onion to release juice and the sugar naturally melts into the onion juice making a syrup.

Take 1-2 teaspoons of syrup every few hours.. the onion will continue to make juice until all the sugar has dissolved.. so add more sugar when this stops happening.. eventually you will have to slice a new onion and start again. It works brilliantly and if your kids have the cough get them to help make this magic juice so they will be more inclined to take it
#230 - Shell - 09/17/2010 - 09:25
Started with flu, doc pushed anti viral, finished it, now the cough hasn't made up it's mind and fidgets about dry & wet. Been going for 7 days. I'm gonna cough out my lungs anytime now. Iron man remedy please.
#231 - killin me anything but softly - 09/18/2010 - 19:55
When I have a really bad cough I shake violently and my body goes into strange contusions. Anywho that was a little too much info for all yall. What seems to work for my bad self is cutting up a half of a cucumber sprinke it with a little jamacian jerk and then placing the slices in the oven. Wait roughly 5 mins then open up. If it doesn't cure your cough invite over some friends and rent a movie. You already have the snacks if you know what I mean. And let the good times roll. Peace in the Middle East :-P
#232 - J-Daddy - 09/23/2010 - 19:26
Hello everyone. I'm sorry all you children are having a cough problem. I'm bored of all this talk about a bad cough lets change subjects.
I would like to announce that I'm currently off the market and am no longer going to be a part of this dating website. It was very delectable experience.
Thank you for your time.
The best cure for a bad cough is a spoonful of sugar with medicine. Make sure you get your medicine from a knowledgeable doctor. Or eating a cut of a flinestone vitamin with salt and pepper on it works the best. Take my word.

#233 - Angelizabean - 09/23/2010 - 19:40
I have Had this terrible cough and sore throat on and off all year and I have tried so many different medicines from cold to flu to a simple cough syrup and none of which have worked. I'm younger so I don't have many of the stuff listed for all these home remedies posted so after reading the main ingredients to most of these I made do with what I have and thought it might be helpful for others as it helped me and put me right to sleep.I just took some apple cider warmed it up for 1 1/2 minutes then added garlic powder black pepper and lemon pepper. I was so scared to try it after smelling it (it smells horrible) but it actually worked hope others find this helpful:-)
#234 - ashley - 09/28/2010 - 01:17
:-) lemon with pepper and salt, that is all that it takes, try it
#235 - silia - 09/29/2010 - 14:11
Hey guys,

Just got a stupid strep throat infection. My caught isn't letting me sleep! I've tried the tea and I will go try the vick's; as for the lemon with salt and pepper, how bad tasting is it?

Thanks every1, hope we all get better asap
#236 - babygurl914 - 09/30/2010 - 02:13
I tried what someone on here posted and it seems to be working...

Try 1 TBS Honey mixed with 1/2 TSP of Cinnamon.

I thought it was going to be dry, but it wasn't. I put some honey on first then the cinnamon followed by some more honey. Worked like a charm! Thanks!:-D
#237 - Cough-a-holic - 10/04/2010 - 21:31
Hi, my daughter was coughing for last week, every night and day from a sinus problem. I sprinkled black pepper into her hand, had her lick it off her hand and her cough stopped IMMEDIATELY! worked! Thx to you all!

If you have a respiratory infection going, try this remedy also:

Get a cool mist vaporizer, fill it 2/3 full (preferably with filtered water, or boil tap water on stove and cool iit before you put in humidifier). Then add one bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (regular kind from drugstore or grocery store) into humidifer with water. Hydrogen peroxide is water with an extra oxygen molecule. It's safe and clears up respiratory distress. Bacteria cannot survive in a high oxygen environment..really this is great. I run it in my house every couple days just to clean the air too.

I also read that if you have a tooth problem, it can cause sinus problem, which causes cough. In that case, until you can see a dentist, rinse your mouth with peroxide several times a day. (do NOT swallow!) This is good to relieve toothache also.

Thx all for suggestions!
#238 - Cat - 10/06/2010 - 04:26
My husband has suffered the last week with a terrible cough keeping him up all night..I read about the vicks thing and god I hope it works!!
#239 - Crystal - 10/07/2010 - 22:07
The absolutely most important thing anyone can do to get rid of a cough is quit smoking...none of this will work if you will only get worse until you die. non smokers... warmed honey and lemon.
#240 - nel - 10/09/2010 - 06:23
ok i just tried the honey and lemon juice with pepper and it seems to have coated my throat? I hope this works cuz i have had this cough for the last week and a half ;-) :-) :-D :-( :-o>-(B-):oops::-[]:-P
#241 - jason - 10/10/2010 - 20:21
grandmas old school -
one shot of tequilla with a squirt of honey
and a squirt of lime juice two before bed
will fix you right up but be carefull not to over do it
lol ive had great success with this .....good luck!!!!
remember to stir it up while in shot glass and shoot it!!!!get well soon !!!!

#242 - bwertin - 10/11/2010 - 16:21
and up your vit c if your a smoker as i am a smoker
cause smoking eats up vit c in your body take care get well soon hope this helps !!!
#243 - bwertin - 10/11/2010 - 16:40
Try and feel the miracles of CLOVE
1 teaspoon honey and a pinch of clove powder(Lightly baked) take in the empty stomach and before bedtime at night. Do not drink water or anything minimum half an hour after above the medicine.
#244 - Sathya - 10/13/2010 - 00:03
get vicks vapo or @ wallmart the equate vicks (has same exact ingredients as vicks brand) Rub on neck and chest, put on t-shirt, take another t-shirt, wrap around neck, kind a like a turtle neck, breath in the vapors, go to bed, you will stop coughing, later if you need more vicks just rub a little more on neck or t-shirt and breath in again. My husband is 71 and his mama did this to him when he was a kid. I did it last night and it WORKS
#245 - bama yank - 10/16/2010 - 14:57
Anyone try Jack Daniels, lemon and honey mixture? It doesn't permenantly stop it but it does warm the throat for violent episodes when you can't stop coughing.
#246 - Laura - 10/23/2010 - 19:10
Honey and ginger paste is very good for cough
#247 - Molu - 10/28/2010 - 04:20
Hi, I have a cough remedy that works, to 1 glass of boiled water + 1tsp baking powder + 1 tsp salt, just gargle. Do not drink. I wanna ask can there be any side effects to this, if i use it for my 5yr old. Help!>-(
#248 - Shillu - 10/29/2010 - 19:32
Hey Girlfriends!!!! Girls who "swallow" never have problems with a cough. Try it!! It works!!! I havent coughed since junior high school.
#249 - pam anderson - 11/02/2010 - 12:36
For all types of old cough and broncitus. Take green and hard guava (not fully ripe) cut a deep small window up to its centre. Put some salt into the window. Place the removed cut part again to close that small window. Bake the guava in microwave or other oven uptill it become soft and seems as riped. Eat it when it is hot. Eating one or two guava daily for one week will remove the cough forever. My promise.
#250 - ajmal - 11/07/2010 - 11:34
Oddly enough, the Vicks and socks thing worked. I'm impressed.
#251 - Misha - 11/07/2010 - 23:48
i tried the vicks hope it works..
anyway thanks..
#252 - darth_vader - 11/08/2010 - 11:44
i can NOT stop coughing!!!
#253 - sabrina - 11/08/2010 - 13:46
I tried baked Guava idea. It worked. It took only 30 seconds in microwave oven to bake a guava and it tastes good as well. Thanks ajmal.
#254 - nisha - 11/10/2010 - 11:57
Must vouch for the Vick's and socks remedy. Try it first before you knock it. It works!
#255 - JR - 11/13/2010 - 01:01
you need 2 chickens and clothe bag.... put the ingredients in the bag and wave over the fire saying... Eat more beef... /// vicks vapo rub vaporizer run it all night or the day before sleep. It dries out your sinuses.. but don't put it on your feet if your gonna do that go with my first remedy....:-o
#256 - C. C. - 11/16/2010 - 21:12
:-D My mom said I should try the Vick's stuff... I was laughing (cough laughing) so hard I turned purple. But it works! It's amazing! I'm putting it between my toes to see if it clears my sinuses.
#257 - WOW! - 11/17/2010 - 22:24
vicks on feet, check. hot green tea with honey, check. sleeping, not yet, but i have high hopes!:-D
#258 - coughin up a lung here - 11/19/2010 - 02:17
I tried guava idea by ajmal. I had three months old cough but surprizingly all vanished. I am much happy now. Thanks to baked guava.
#259 - safrina - 11/21/2010 - 02:03
sometime walking half an hour supports in coughing provided you can walk easily.
#260 - SHAHID MUMTAZ - 11/21/2010 - 09:50
thanks everyone for the vicks on feet remedie it really works a bout a half hour ago my baby girl shes 6 couldnt stop coughing to the point where she was vomiting up the mucus, i put the vicks on her feet put her socks on and gave her warm tea with honey she drink about 2 oz of it and now she is finally knocked out Thanksssssssssssss:-D
#261 - zee - 11/22/2010 - 23:20
I have used Vicks on my kids feet for years and it always works. I have put it on a tiny baby's feet with great results.

In fact i like to use Unkers which is similar to Vicks but just better. You can get it thru Amazon.
#262 - mtnmom5 - 11/28/2010 - 14:55
shut up you tree hugging hippys, if vicks helps peoples coughs when they are in so much pain and suffering im pretty sure they dont give a damn if it is natural. end of story, case closed, not up for arguement, goodnight coughers sleeping peacefully with vicks on their feet :-D
#263 - shutuphippys - 11/29/2010 - 22:24
My fiancee has not sleep in 4 nights with abeyond terrible cough caused from a virual/bacterial infection, we tryed everything and i mean everything to try to get the cough to stop and we could not. So crazy as it sounds i listened to all of you and put vicks on her feet, she is now sleeping peacefully next to me. Thank you so much everyone
#264 - [email protected]!!!! - 11/29/2010 - 22:53
VICKS ON THE FEET, what an absolute miracle. Been coughing for over a week, nothing worked and was getting desperate. Tried vicks on the feet and within twenty minutes I was free. Thank you and bless you!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D:-D:-D:-D
#265 - Ldecar - 12/03/2010 - 15:30
what do you give a 15 yr daughter who wont take pills when she is sick..and a hubby who wont take liquid when he;s sick? they are unbareable,they both are coughing real bad i don;t know what to give them.
#266 - lynn - 12/06/2010 - 02:27
I've tried vicks on feet on my 11 year old daughter, I hope it works. Her chest aches as she coughs.
#267 - yener - 12/07/2010 - 06:26
I just tried the lemon and pepper/salt and it really me it did.. try it
#268 - Chad - 12/17/2010 - 04:35
Drink about 1 cups of warm salt water before bed and in the morning
#269 - CoughingCutie2584 - 12/17/2010 - 15:12
take milk + ginger +black paper + finger tip of tumeric powder mix all together & boiled it then filter to a cup full and drink it hot

U will sweat like hell

All the best
#270 - Murali - 12/17/2010 - 23:28
My mother suffers every year with cough. Coughs continues for 5 to 10 minutes and again in an hour coughs for 5 to 10 minutes. Doctor advised inhaler 'Combiheal' still it did not worked out. Please suggest some home remedy or medicine. my email : [email protected]
#271 - S R KRISHNA - 12/21/2010 - 05:44
Well, I tried this :
Taking in a lot of honey with lemon and grape juice which coated my throat (also those germs as they stick to it)
Then in small coughs, I coughed it out, the honey takes off that nasty layer of irritating cough. and grape helps it soothe down
Then drink warm water.
#272 - Samantha - 12/23/2010 - 09:54
Im trying the Lemon, peppper & salt remedy and also laughing at these jokes. :oops: :-D
#273 - Cougher - 12/26/2010 - 09:38
I m suffering from home made remedy is working for me..and not even alopathy , aurvedy and homeopathy..please help
#274 - Aditya - 12/26/2010 - 10:26
Not sure if this has already been mentioned, because reading the full page seemed a silly idea just to check, but I'll try and sum up a few treatments in the comments - much like the original post did.

- My personal favourite for all colds (not just coughs) is to get into your warmest clothes, (skiwear if you have it, hat, gloves, scarf, the works) and get all available bedding. Snuggle up so you're literally boiling hot and watch the TV, read a novel or try and catch some sleep (works well with Vic on the feet too!). This is most effective when you first notice the cold coming on, if you catch it quick, a day of this should sweat it all out. Be sure to drink lots of water too!

- Whichever way you want to look at it, lemon, salt and pepper works well. I tend to do it like a tequila shot because you don't lose salt and pepper everywhere. But lick your hand, pour both salt and pepper on it and then suck a lemon before swallowing.

- Any combination of ginger, honey, lime, lemon works well whether boiled, drunk, gargelled or inhaled.

- For blocked noses there is no better cure (in my opinion of course) than Olbas Oil, boil a kettle and pour it into a sink or bowl, put 2-3 drops of the oil into the water and then cover your head with a towel to isolate the fumes you are inhaling, 2-3 minutes should be enough for relief. However, this will need to be repeated daily, if not every 4-5 hours.
#275 - Jake - 12/27/2010 - 14:26
help! during this time of year, im very busy with work and ive come down with a terrible cough!!! it's been about 5 days, and it feels like there is something in my throat! at night when i cough, my stomach really hurts, and sometimes my head. i cant concentrate on doing ANYTHING because it's so ichy and uncomfortable. also, about 10 days ago i suffered from a dry throat/cough, where my throat just felt super dry and itchy. i drank lemon and tea, and it cured it right off the bat. i went to the doctors and they said to just drink lemon and tea for this cough, but it hasnt been helping, because it's different. HELP!!!:oops:
#276 - s - 12/27/2010 - 14:50
thanks alot i oped for vicks remedy it is truly amazing .......................!!!!!!!!!
#277 - tasneem - 12/28/2010 - 06:45
Had alllergy cough for 2 weeks . Will try that lemon pepper salt thing . I hope it will works . rEGARDS,SAFARI UAE
#278 - SAFARI UAE - 12/29/2010 - 20:39
I had avery bad cough but inhalation with hot water alongwith vicks helped alot.
and even saltwater gargaling three times and it really work.:-D
#279 - hutoxi - 12/30/2010 - 09:29
Hi, I have a terrible fever and productive cough and lately i have been coughing so much that i have vomited out blood and phlegm a number of times.
Every time i try to put a lozenge in my mouth or a clove i end of coughing it out. So far, the main things that are helping me is lying flat on my back and/or applying vicks on my feet honestly though, how long do you think I can lie down staring at the stars with wet soppy feet. Please if anybody knows any remedies that have not been listed above, possibly a little different because the ones above keep repeating the same things over and over and it is not that i don't appreciate them because i do but it is just that they do not work for me as well as it may for someone else because everybody has a different system and my system will not respond to these remedies, so if you could kindly post some advice on a home remedy that is easy to set up and easy to perform that would be extremely helpful to me.
Thank you for your time everybody
- Amaan
#280 - read the above - 01/02/2011 - 23:58
Vicks on your bollocks feels nice
#281 - Bernie - 01/06/2011 - 06:32
take some radish (mooli) put some black salt on & eat it. then lay down with face down. What you are hearing is not cough..B-)
#282 - Kamran & Faisal NY walay - 01/12/2011 - 06:23
Drink a small glass of Port about 5/10 mins before going to bed.
#283 - Debbie - 01/14/2011 - 09:01
Wow .... Lemon salt / pepper worked for me immediately after coughing straight for about an hour.

I have a cold - cough thing going on right now and after sprinkling some sea salt and black pepper on some lemon slices and sucking on them, I haven't coughed for about 20 minutes now.

Really works fast.
#284 - Cs - 01/14/2011 - 10:26
:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P:-P VICS
#285 - :-P - 01/17/2011 - 16:31
Hello everyone, how are you? Better than me I hope :-)
I've had this constant cough for over 4 months. It started out as a cold like symptoms, with runny nose and sore throat and after 2 weeks and a few cold medicine capsules and or liquid (before bedtime), it became what I have now, which is a cough, induced by a constant small amounts of mucus (too small to cough out to see the color) that keeps reproducing in my throat. I noticed it temporarily stops as soon as I start to eat anything. I suspect that after drinking the cold medicine liquid (before bedtime) some months ago, acid reflux reached my throat and perhaps caused some damage/infection at the esophagus. (?)
I rarely take any medicines, so, the thought of going to the doctor, only to get a prescription for antibiotics, is the reason why I'm still suffering. If anyone out there has or had similar symptoms, please, any input will be greatly appreciated. I'm debating going to the ER, rather than a walk in clinic. I'm searching for Natural Remedies.Thank you all in advance for your replies. Take care. T.
#286 - Anthony - 01/17/2011 - 21:01
ive tried so many home products and i still suffer from a dry exhausting cough
#287 - cree - 01/17/2011 - 21:52
I've had non-productive coughing fits in conjunction with a cold. I also have 5% of coughs produce small ammounts of mucus. Constantly drinking tea or sucking cough drops is a pain. I'm trying ordinary gum (actually a gum like object I found in my desk) to keep some saliva flowing and that seems to help control the fits.
#288 - Karl - 01/20/2011 - 12:19
My friend is sick and hasent been attending ANY activitys. She out with a cough, fever, and walking pneunomia. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#289 - friendhelper - 01/20/2011 - 18:57
i cant stop coughing and its causin my stomach to hurt everytime i cough now!:-( please help!
#290 - Liz - 01/21/2011 - 18:07
try putting vicks on your feet or chest, but it wears off.
suck on a lemon with salt and pepper on it.
warn water with garlic and sugar.
really hope it helps
#291 - friendhelper - 01/22/2011 - 09:19
srrry i meant warm or hot not warn.
#292 - friendhelper - 01/22/2011 - 09:21
For a cough and cold finely chop ginger with garlic. Crush with a spoon. Boil hot water add the miture and squeez in one fresh juice of lemon. I tried this in the morning and my cough and cold is gone. Be sure to use mouthwash and bursh your teeth after if you going out! :-D;-):-)
#293 - mycoldisgone - 01/25/2011 - 09:17
Saw a lot of writings but I will see if the vicks and socks work if it does me and son will continue the remedy for our cough
#294 - mother&son cough - 01/25/2011 - 22:49
I have had chronic bronchitis for years and have had to take prescription cough medicine. I have been up coughing for the past 4 nights to the point I am almost throwing up. I tried the salt and pepper with bottled lemon juice with a little honey and it worked some what. I tried the Vicks on the bottom of my feet with socks. It took about an hour to work, but it worked. YAY!!!;-)
#295 - Shelia - 02/05/2011 - 13:21
thank you for benefit site. the another way is 1 littel glass of hot water+2 spone of honey+ 3 spon of lemon juice then mix all of them, then drink 3 times a day. :-D:-D:-)
#296 - mozhgan - 02/06/2011 - 03:07
can someone please help me?iv'e had the cough for 3 weeks and i have the dyr cough for one week. i also have problems with the tickly cough.if someone has anything that works for all coughs please tlee me immediately.something that REALLY works?
#297 - jacky - 02/06/2011 - 09:51
Cough is a defensive mechanism of clearing the airways of mucous, foreign body, irritants or some type of blockage. Coughs are often accompanied by colds and other airways infections. Bronchial cough is tight and painful. A sinus infection generally drips mucous down the throat, producing cough. Croupy cough produce a loud raspy sound, bringing up phlegm with difficulty.

#298 - health & safety vancouver - 02/07/2011 - 04:27
jacky, sounds like allergies. or mold, or early stages of TB or a thousand other things, none of these "remedies" here will cure it...see a doctor.
#299 - shawn - 02/08/2011 - 20:21
I ran out of cough medicine and was miserable. vix on my feet did the trick and lemon with salt and pepper
#300 - Susan - 02/09/2011 - 01:46
Help help help!!! I have the flu. My coughing sounds like an elephant sneeze and hurts SO MUCH!!! Nothing works!!! I tried hot tea saturated with honey, Vick's, pure honey (quieted the cough but it still hurts), and cough drops. NOTHING works!!! I don't like (or own) any kind of pepper or garlic. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#301 - Emma - 02/10/2011 - 06:44
me and my 3 year old daughter were having dry cough. Onion syrup stopped the cough really fast. Onion is really good for flu too.. Cut onion into thin circles, layer them up in a small bowl, with sugar in between the layers.. let it stay for 20 mins , drain the juice and drink it.. This will continue to make juice, just add sugar as needed.. coughing will stop right away !!:-D
#302 - dry cough - 02/13/2011 - 17:29
i have been coughing for about four days and i cant get any sleep and i wake up twice a night. what can i do help please
#303 - chrissa - 02/16/2011 - 22:54
My 4 yr old son has had persistent coughs since a baby, was told asthma but i didnt agree, once i stopped his inhalers he was fine, only probs is when he gets a cold the coughing all night n day till he is sick starts again, I tried the Vicks on the feet with socks on in desperation and i cant beleive it actually works. OMG finally, Thank you .
#304 - Leona - 02/19/2011 - 20:33
I had been up for 4 days of no sleep from coughing spasms…could not get more than 4 or 5 minutes of sleep in a row (I took to watching a clock to see if I had been asleep at all). The doc gave me hydrocodone cough syrup which made me pretty happy but did not stop the coughing. I felt like my whole chest was bruised from the violent coughing fits. I checked out acupressure for coughs and there were a number of pressure points they suggested. None of these worked in my case. The spasm would start under my right breast bone –kinda in that hollow in the center just under the breast and a little to the right. If I tried to suppress or ignore the spasm it would just get stronger and stronger and travel into my gut forcing me to cough. I found the exact spot where the cough spasm would start…it’s a nerve that wants to alert the body to expel stuff but this was a “dry” cough… then I pressed my finger tips into the spot. I found that that would not only pretty much stop the cough spasm but I fell asleep that way for 4 blessed hours without coughing once! It sounds awkward to sleep with your fingers pressed under your ribcage but I was desperate. Then last night I fell asleep on my stomach with the flat of my hand pressed over that same cough nerve in the same spot and slept another 6 hours. Now if the cough starts during the day at an inconvenient time, I can stop it even if the cough nerve has already started the spasm. I had to share this blessed relief.
#305 - ashevillekat - 02/25/2011 - 14:26
I had a horrible cough that lasted about 5 weeks. It was almost like whooping cough (which it very well may have been since I am allergic to the pertussis vaccine) with mucus and hacking and awful, swollen cheeks and sinus pain. I went on a course of antibiotics for the second time in my life, something I try to avoid at all costs, and it didn't get rid of it. I began doing the honey and white pepper two to three times a day and it cured what antibiotics could not. thank you forum! I also enjoyed reading through other people's experiences, commiserating with you all, and getting good ideas. Be well!
#306 - Devon - 03/04/2011 - 21:39
my wife was suffering from severe cough for the past 6 weeks, and now after having read and implemented the vicks on feet and lime salt & pepper remedies simultaneously, she is now better. thanks folks for the super home remedies. welcome to more home remedies. god bless
#307 - p suresh - 03/05/2011 - 00:53
Vicks on the feet, and now we can both sleep!
#308 - Relieved gf :-) - 03/06/2011 - 06:28
I tried green tea with a tsp. of lemon juice, 2 tsp. honey, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, & 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Stir well and drink while very hot. Very soothing. Am also going to do the Vicks and hopefully get some sleep!:-)
#309 - It Works! - 03/08/2011 - 10:01
my children had cough for almost three months now, they took many kinds of antibiotics but those are not i tried onion and lemon syrup..hope it will going insane with their cough...feel so worried about them...
#310 - amy - 03/10/2011 - 21:34
I have a feeling some of you guys are making up gross recipes to make us like, vomit! I need SERIOUS answers! PLEASE!
#311 - Allie - 03/12/2011 - 16:57
all i can say is, im not making up gross recipes because my children are getting well already...
#312 - amy - 03/13/2011 - 01:03
Try lemon and ginger tea. I was coughing so hard that I thought I was going to cough up a lung. This stopped it immediately.
#313 - Cough be gone - 03/13/2011 - 08:54
help ! i have cough along with colds.. what is the best remedy for it ? its ruining my day !! urgh !
#314 - YEAH - 03/25/2011 - 09:31
my cough keeps coming back! i tried everything on this page! but one thing worked, try a cough drop one brand its called luden. if that doesn't work, try green tea with cinnimon, salt, honey, and 1/2 cup of lemon juice! YES, FREE FROM THE COUGH! it takes about 5-6 minutes to work! YAY!
#315 - shylee - 03/26/2011 - 12:16
hi again! i found out that two other ways to cure a cough is to drink hot chocolate (cocoa) or stick some dark chocolate in the microwave till it melts!

thanks again,
#316 - shylee - 03/26/2011 - 12:50
i forgot to say eat the dark chocolate when melted

it really works! thanks!
#317 - shylee - 03/26/2011 - 12:52
:-( really bad cough for a week
plz tell a easy and simple way
#318 - helppp - 03/26/2011 - 22:00
my wife has a too much cough her age is 26 year she have cough(khasi) from last one month ,when she getup early in the morning ,and go for sleep. and do hard work and after stop for relax then cough is too much i gave her ,ginger and honey, haldi powder but didnot releif yet what should for it
#319 - Ramswaroop choudhary - 03/31/2011 - 03:43
hahay kakapoy sa mga ubo, kapait na jud
#320 - alina - 03/31/2011 - 05:00
get sum chronic boil strain it add sum honey lemon drink it hot its good for ya immune system safe and organic helps me breath go to bed great and prevents 4 kinds of cancers at the same time
#321 - doc - 04/03/2011 - 02:50
if nothing is working pls contact a Doctor!
#322 - goooddd - 04/07/2011 - 01:51
the red pepper with vinager and honey and ginger worked like acharm
#323 - zane - 04/07/2011 - 08:39
any one help me my one child have cough from last 6 months doc say its allergic asthama can any one give me best homeremedy i hear home remedy will helpalot ..........
#324 - rayyan - 04/07/2011 - 11:43
I've been having really bad cough for the past three weeks and I've tried every sort of cough mixture,honey,lemon,ginger,black pepper,etc...but my cough just got worse. But guess what cured my cough completely since yesterday--COKE!! I'm totally honest since I stared drinking chilled coke yesterday,I haven't coughed since!!
#325 - Lexy - 04/07/2011 - 18:35
#326 - PRINCESS_N - 04/23/2011 - 12:34
Add a quarter tsp. of turmeric and of black pepper powder to a warm glass of milk or add according as per your taste. This will definitely give you relief from coughing.
#327 - Michelle Rodrigues - 05/08/2011 - 11:02
chaz- maybe you need to expand your palette beyond the flavors of processed food.
#328 - col - 05/25/2011 - 08:14
My husband has been driving me nutts with his persistant cough. After reading all the suggestions here on this site, I gave him the lemon with salt and pepper and also rub vicks on feet and added socks. So far so good! Thanks.........
#329 - betterhalf - 05/30/2011 - 23:41
The vicks and socks thing is working great for me for the cough. I was having trouble breathing with clogged up passages and just want to add that a vaporizer is a Godsend and opens up the nasal passages. It is hell being sick... :(
#330 - Gypsy Boots - 06/25/2011 - 06:48
as much as i hated to try it, i had no choice. i tried the salt and pepper on a lemon. it worked.
#331 - lori - 07/16/2011 - 20:12
try some is the BEST
#332 - Bryan - 08/03/2011 - 05:28
Peppermints can help!
#333 - Doesn't matter - 08/11/2011 - 12:12
Grandmothers recipe:
2Tbsp unsalted butter (warm it up so it slightly melts)
2Tbsp honey, local honey works best for people with allergies (heat it up and mix well with butter)
2Tbsp Vodka (no don't be generous)
2Tbsp Aloe Vera raw juice (the actual plant, peal and use the inside jelly part) you can find the plant at Lowes I'm sure, it's a great plant to keep if you like home remedies. 
Mix it all together, I like to refrigerate it before using. Take little tsp. size portion and lick it so it dissolves slowly in your mouth and you will feel your throat warming up. Very soothing. 
We were given this as little kids in small portions, worked like magic. 
You can refrigerate it up to a week. 
#334 - Tanya - 08/18/2011 - 12:57
I have tried the lemon/black pepper/salt:
has really releaved my cough:
Have just done the vick on feet:
will let you know in a couple of days as to how
I get thank
Many thanks every1
#335 - Gizzy - 09/03/2011 - 03:18
Here in New Zealand there is a plant called Kumerahou. Grows wild in poor soils Northland. It was used years and years ago to cure asthma. It's great for coughs, free on the roadsides, but tastes pretty horrid. It's also used as a blood purifier. If you search the web, you will find recipes for it, basically you boil it up like tea. I always keep a bottle around for the kids.
#336 - Es - 09/04/2011 - 04:53
Had the worst cough ever last night. Just wouldnt stop. I did the vicks on leg option, then milk + turmeric + pepper option, then gulpedmultiple cough suppresants. Nothing would stop it. Each would stop i for 15-20 mins then it would come back full swing. Finally somehow fell asleep. Today morning the vicks on leg + socks option seems to work. Now I had hot water + pepper + ginger + turmeric + maple syrup ( as I didnt have honey). lets see how it goes
#337 - Raj - 09/07/2011 - 12:53
Mix honey, ginger, tulsi, garlic, haldi and ghee in a cup of water and boil for 5 mins. have it hot. It really works:-)
#338 - Salomi - 09/13/2011 - 23:59
The dry cough is bothering me for about 45 days. Doctor's medicine is not helping much. Please suggest remedies. The cough troubles at night.
#339 - - 09/14/2011 - 19:05
Now, I can sleep better at night!

That's because of this fantastic help from this website. Slices of lemons with black pepper and salt and a cup of hot water with honey. It worked!
#340 - Spenc - 09/15/2011 - 19:10
for slight dry cough that won't go away even after taking cough misture. Take the cod liver oil in capsule form 3 times a day. It always works for me.
#341 - Sarah - 09/18/2011 - 12:23
I am a heavy smoker, get Acute Bronchitis once every 5 years....I cough non stop. Speediest Solution: Just put a piece of Clove in your mouth and your cough is instantly gone...Choli geche!!
#342 - Ct - 09/23/2011 - 21:58
try oregano leaves..... blender 10 pieces of leaves extract the juice and drink it..... cough will instantly ease,,,,,
#343 - jhongster77 - 10/08/2011 - 10:59
quarter gram of cocaine for your block sinuses and half pound of good sativa in a huge bong for your throats !
#344 - mister junky - 10/12/2011 - 19:24
get a big spoon such as the ones you use to scoop up soup and squirt one lemon into it hold it above the fire for15 sec. and pour honey until the spoon is halfways full then let it cool for a bit drink 2 spoonfulls and the rest drink the next morning
#345 - tkd9 - 10/13/2011 - 20:53
Thank you so much for these remedies!
#346 - E - 10/27/2011 - 18:59
I too am a believer in cloves. Pop one in your mouth for instant relief.
#347 - mindy - 11/06/2011 - 20:28
Tried the lemon with salt and pepper and it worked so far
#348 - kristie - 11/08/2011 - 09:45
vicks on the feet helped a little, but found that black cherry tea with a (little) sugar helped alot.Hope it helps!
#349 - bad coough - 11/10/2011 - 17:24
Needed: hot water, Green tea (preferably fresh), pinch of white pepper, lemon juice, honey. Leave the green tea + white pepper in the hot water for about 5min, add lemon juice (about 2 tbs for 1l), add honey (not too much though) and finally DRINK. Reduces cough, lung obstructions, runny nose etc. I am a professional athlete so when I feel a cold/cough coming up, I try to take preventive measures so don't wait until it's too late. Also, although not really relevant to the context of this website, I take Vit C, Vit E, Magnesium & kalium as supplements. Hope it helps..
#350 - Robinp - 11/15/2011 - 07:07
THANK YOU to #229 and everyone else who said that lemon juice, salt, and pepper DOES! It sounded crazy but I was willing to try anything that I had in the house at 12:45 AM, and a days worth of coughing! I read it, tried it, and I couldn't believe how fast it worked. I put Vicks on my feet also and I feel 100% better today! I wish I had known all this when my kids were still at home......I'm pushing 60! Thank you all again for your 'advice' to Grandma here! "Home remedies" are tops on my list!
#351 - Mom P. - 12/04/2011 - 21:56
Please tell me solution for alergic khasi (Suki khasi) plz..
#352 - snn - 12/26/2011 - 02:25
double your water consumption a day it helped... that is the only way to stop cough . . . even ask your doctor there is not medicine or something to stop cough it'll stop on its own... drink lots of water and let it flowwwww naturally. when you trying to stop it, you just making it worst/long.just drink plenty of water good for your body and skin at the same time prevent pimples guysssss ^_^

#353 - Cecille - 12/26/2011 - 12:05
umm for babies, this is not for everyone but it works wonders if it works. cut a foil (enough to wrap around its finger at least 2 times) wrap it around the third finger, right beneath the nail, not the whole finger but a little strip, and before it unravels, wrap the foil-finger strip with a bandage for those who thinks this is ridiculous, a reason.. the muscle of the third finger, especially beneath the nail, is connected to the neck so it's like wrapping the foil around the neck to preserve the heat except it's comfortable. IT WORKS, just not for every baby
#354 - katie - 12/26/2011 - 20:28
ahh.. lemon is horrible, yet it gives me relief thank you soo much!
#355 - katie - 12/27/2011 - 19:09
by the way, when you feel that the lemon is too painful, try some carrots with yogurt or honey. or you can boil slightly
#356 - katie - 12/27/2011 - 19:15
butter ni_ce tnx katie, i hated the lemon to carrots work wonders!!! and the baby. I'll remember that for my son james.
#357 - cough away - 12/28/2011 - 17:19
all i need is the treatment on how to apply herbal medicines in some cases like cough..... its good but where should i find those procedure... nice;
#358 - pj;che - 12/29/2011 - 18:22
1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp pepper powder,1/2 tsp honey mix well and take,do not drink water or eat any thing further 1/2 an hour
#359 - sa ed, nagercoil - 01/06/2012 - 06:11
Hot Tea with Lemon and Honey is a great natural remedy that has passed down through generations. Tea has a natural calming effect on inflamed throats. The honey puts a nice coating on your throat to stop your cough. This is simple tips on how to stop a cough.
#360 - [email protected] to Stop a Cough - 01/21/2012 - 03:17
I tried poping a clove in my mouth and it got rid of cough immediately.
#361 - ashneel - 01/24/2012 - 12:14
Thanks for all the information regarding cough helps a lot.....
#362 - ginesse - 02/22/2012 - 03:39
try beating an egg yolk and add black coffee, a bit of sugar to taste, drink it hot. It will soothe your cough and nourish you too. It always works!!! Good luck and be well!
#363 - Lee - 02/26/2012 - 12:16
Not sure about Vicks Vapor Rub doing much if applied to the feet, but there is a variant that works every time without fail. Sorry this method only works for men. Instead of putting the Vicks on your feet, put it on your balls. You won't cough for hours because you'll be too busy screaming and whimpering.
#364 - MadCougher - 03/19/2012 - 21:58
Had a very bad cold and flu that did not wnt to go away with every meds that was prescribed by my doc. Put little vicks vapor rub on my nostrils and forehead. in 2 days all flu and cold was gone. For my coughing I used 1 table spoon sugar, 1 table spoon vinegar, mixed with 1 tblspoon clean cooking oil at night it works well, it also helps to drink plain hot water during the day and before bedtime. Vicks is a very old remedy made naturaly by our forfathers. It was a excellent for flu and colds then that is why it is still on the market today. It is too good to be presribed by a doc. Go get it over the counter!!!

Doing alot of talking also increase the cough, it is better to try and relax your lungs during the day, do as little laughing and raising your voice as possible. Try it, it realy works. Hope you guys get well soon
God bless
#365 - BadCougher - 03/26/2012 - 06:28
i've tried calamansi[instead of lemon], black pepper powder and salt. works good so far. and now i'll try melted black tobleron. i hope it'll work too. :))
#366 - Heiress - 06/30/2012 - 05:24
hello. I read all of the remedies here and some of these such as the onion syrup jogged my memory. my brother whenever he is sick runs to the fridge and eats a raw onion. i have always thought he was a lil crazy until this eve. I have had a cough for al,ost a week now. My chest back and everything is killing me. I am sooo tired becase I can not sleep due to it. i recalled the raw onion thing. i was desperate. i did it i ate the onion. it was small yellow onion and i just ate about a quarter of it. i instantly felt something loosen in my chest and could take a full breath without hacking. it really works. i also ate a raw clove of garlic. i found out that both of these veg have anti inflammitory properties and also have the same affect as an antibiotic. thought i would share something that actually works. also did the vicks feet thing 9relieves some of the cough but not open up the airway) The congestion is now loose after only 15 minutes of ingesting the onion. i researched and this is proven on natural remedy sites. i hate to admit my lil brother actually knows something. this DOES work please try this if yoiu are suffering. again i have has this cough for almost a week and heavy congestion in the sinus area and chest. my nasal passages are now open and phlegm is now happened the second i ate the onion. i took the garlic as i remeber reading somewhere it is like and antibiotic and to eat 1 clove every 4 hours (like a med) I will stick with this as I have nowhere to go so I can have stinky breath right now. I would rather be able to breath and smell funky than feel like an elephant on my chest Please again try this it really is working I could not lay down without having a coughing fit and I can lie down now.going to finally get some sleep after 4 nights with none
#367 - beencoughin - 10/29/2012 - 21:31
Ok. 3 weeks ago, on a Monday, i started with a cough. I took Robitussin DM and that helped for the first week. that weekend i was all better, so i thought. Then that Monday i started with my sinuses with a sore throat and stuffy nose. I took some sinus medicine for a few days and then my cough came back, and worse this time. For the past 3 or 4 nights i have not been able to get much sleep at all. It was all i could do yo get up this morning and go to school as i didn't want to miss. I have tried just about everything. Medicines don't help, vicks on the chest or feet doesn't help, the vaporizer doesn't help. i want to try the honey thing but i don't have any honey. So i am going to try the raw onion method. what do i have to lose! I just want something to help me get a good nights sleep. my cough is dry (non-productive) with maybe a little phlegm in the mornings right after i wake up. Does anyone else have any suggestions for if the onion doesn't work?? Please help me...
#368 - Annie - 12/03/2012 - 14:58
good remedies
#369 - alisha - 01/08/2013 - 07:02
my husband and I both have a dry cough we have tried lots of meds and nothing is working for us.
#370 - sandy - 02/03/2013 - 11:18
honestly, My daughter woke up this morning with a bad, phlegmy cough. So I googled home remedy for cough and got this site. I tried honey. Didn't work. So I tried the lemon with pepper and salt. Bingo!!!!!!! Within 5-10 minutes the cough was 90% gone!!!!!!! NO FOOLING!!
#371 - shika - 02/07/2013 - 11:50
Run several cloves of fresh garlic in food processor until it's a paste. Rub fresh garlic paste on the bottom of your feet then put socks on. Brush teeth normally with tooth paste. Follow up by brushing teeth with remaining fresh garlic paste. No coughing and you will sleep like a hibernating bear.
#372 - TC Steve - 02/10/2013 - 13:14
It's almost 3am w/this persistent cough....tried the lemon w/salt & pepper & have instant relief. Thanks for the tip!!!
#373 - netray - 03/07/2013 - 01:42
Tired the vicks on my sons feet and the lemon juice with honey. He slept all nite. Still a bit of a cough but now we know how to fix it for nite.
#374 - Mom - 03/29/2013 - 18:41
I cough for about five minutes after I eat. Doc says it is gerd and prescribe a med for it. Not taking the med because it has some long lasting horrible side effects and there are several lawsuits against them, so back to square one. I do take a prilosec two times a day but so far no relief. Got some lemon head candy, trying that after dinner, used to work when we were kids.
#375 - Shay - 07/03/2013 - 16:00
This article has a glaring contradiction in it, in the section "Other remedies for cough" it suggests making a paste from almonds, butter & sugar, then in the next paragraph "Diet for cough" it says "avoid sugar"!! Helpful advice. NOT.
#376 - Moi - 11/27/2013 - 07:47
i have seen nd read many of dem have said to use lemon for cough...lemon is very cold for our body...specially for cold cough it doesnt cure instead it becomes more...
#377 - manju - 12/02/2013 - 11:11
for cough that seems endless I make a tea of garlic and oregano , strain it , then pour in about 1/2 cup and since it is too hot to sip take a spoon to drink it with , after you took 3 spoons of tea then take a spoon of pure honey ( the one that has the comb ) after that don't drink nothing cold . Also I always heard when pregnant don't drink certain herbs , best to see a Doctor , they prescribe the best medicines .
#378 - Louisa Leal - 12/11/2013 - 08:30
I'm about 2 coughs away from a nervous breakdown! My 5 year old has had a deep, barking cough and its getting worse. She's been to the doctor and on prednisone, cough medicines, nebulizer, inhalers, tried the vicks on the feet with socks and also on the chest and back and NOTHING has helped! Can anyone help me???
#379 - Noel - 12/14/2013 - 16:08
To Noel, try a tablespoon of butter sprinkled with raw sugar-that simple- and have your 5year old eat it. A vaporizor usually works for small children as well.
#380 - Margaret - 12/16/2013 - 00:46
I rubbed Vicks on the bottom of my 7 yr olds feet with socks to follow and no more coughing. He was coughing his head off. It has my vote.
#381 - Lisa g - 12/19/2013 - 21:32
I have severe bronchitis that turns into pneumonia at least twice a year. My pulmonanologist has said that Vicks Vapor Rub on the bottom on the feet is not good. Yes, it does "help"some people, but does more damage to most.
#382 - Sue S - 01/02/2014 - 08:16
Salt Therapy…google it.
#383 - M-A - 02/25/2014 - 05:00
gargle hot warm water with salt. ;)
#384 - Chris - 03/09/2014 - 16:57
lime wid salt and black pepper.....yeh no more coughing.....thanks a lot
#385 - su - 03/16/2014 - 13:20
I have two remedies for a cough:

1. A good sipping rum when you have that tickle kind of cough.
2. Prepare green tea in a pan using 3 or 4 tea bags with two sliced lemons, lots of honey, and about 8 Halls lozenges. Put all ingredients in a pan with about a quart of water. Heat to a boil and enjoy. This will help with the cough,as well as, clear nasal passages.
#386 - Jack Conner - 03/18/2015 - 19:15
28 weeks pregnant and a toddler with a hacking cough of two weeks which he's given to me. Have drunk enough honey lemon and ginger to last a lifetime. Muscles hurting around bump from all the coughing. Knackered. Any ideas?
#387 - Flora - 04/11/2015 - 17:58
I need help I am desperate I have a really bad bad cough and I don't know what it is from but any way I cough so bad I get sick every time I cough my ribs is so sore from me cough so much I only have cinnamon and reg tea what should I do?
#388 - Jennifer pennell - 04/16/2015 - 21:59
You should remove the picture of marshmallows - which are made of sugar.

The "marsh mallow" that the article refers to is a mallow plant that grows in marshes.
#389 - Michael - 07/04/2016 - 02:26

My mother age-70 years,weight-30kgs HRCT diagonse with pneumonia ILD.Interstitial Lung Disease.she had dry cough which is not coming out...
She have never use allopathic medicine & I have shown her reports to drs have given allopathic antiobiotic oral & iv.
Due to which her mouth is dry painfull...
I request if you can prescribe suggest medicne which can provide her relief..& cure her problem...
#390 - MOHIT GIROTI - 01/04/2017 - 23:11
My Grandmother carried rubbing alcohol in her purse to avoid coughing spasms in church when I was a child. I now have COPD and If I get a bug It always ends up in my lungs. I'll vouch for a sniff when you don't have anything else.
I'm not saying make it a habit, but if your bent over hacking and can't stop It works...
#391 - NRCarrol - 07/18/2017 - 10:15
The only thing that actually stops a cough dead in its tracks is codeine. All this other crap simply does NOT work although it will help get over a cold quicker.
#392 - Bob - 11/05/2017 - 09:59
Hii... Having dry cough from last two days.... Did lots of experiments as in steam, masala tea, Mdi..but no results.. From last two nights not even able to sleep.. Any suggestions for instant relief..!
#393 - PRinciii - 12/19/2017 - 18:27
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