5 Methods to Stop Coughing Fast Without Medicine

One of the most common health conditions that appears during winter is the cough. Many people have it. It represents a reflex action which clears all the harmful irritants as well as mucus from your respiratory tract. It is also called tussis.

5 Methods to Stop Coughing Fast Without Medicine

Besides coughs, there are also numerous other illnesses present during the winter period: colds, viral infections etc. There are also cases of tuberculosis, excessive smoking, asthma and lung cancer. Doctors usually prescribe medicines or cough syrups, but unfortunately they are all abundant in various preservatives, colors and additives.

Luckily, there are numerous homemade remedies that can help you stop using all the harmful medicines!

1. Use Vicks for Your Feet

Rub a small amount of Vicks on your feet before you go to bed. Pull on some socks and go to sleep.

Do this for 4 days and you will feel great.

Vicks contains menthol, camphor and eucalyptus which are extremely powerful and will help you relieve congestion and coughing. Rub Vicks on your chest for additional relief.

Caution: Don’t not use Vicks for children under the age of 4!

2. Lemon, Ginger and Honey Tea

You will need:

4-5 pieces of ginger
1 tablespoon of honey
Half a lemon
1 cup of water

Method of preparation:

First, pour the water into a pan. Then, add the ginger into the water and let them boil together.

After the ginger has simmered, strain this mixture.

Squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the ginger water and then add 1 tablespoon of honey inside.

Drink this mixture 3-4 times a day. You’ll relieve coughing, congestion as well as sore throat.

Ginger is considered to be a very powerful natural analgesic. It reduces scratching from sore throat and irritation. It contains numerous expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties which clear the respiratory passages and remove mucus from the lungs.

Honey will protect your mucous membrane and there will be no irritation.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

You will need:

2 tablespoons of ACV
1 tablespoon of honey
Combine the vinegar and the honey into a glass of water.

Drink this every day.

As we already said, the honey protects the mucous membrane. The apple cider vinegar will regulate the pH levels in your body. You can make the mixture richer by adding some cayenne pepper or cinnamon.

4. Using DIY Cough Syrup

You will need:

1 teaspoon of turmeric
7-8 sticks of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of honey
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup of water
First, you have to pour the water into a pan. Then, add the cayenne pepper, turmeric powder and cinnamon and leave it to boil.

After the mixture has infused, strain it. Keep the syrup into an airtight bottle.

As soon as you feel coughing, warm up 2 teaspoons of this mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of honey inside and consume it 2 times a day.

Turmeric and cinnamon are abundant in antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that treat cough and congestion.

Cayenne pepper is very powerful because it helps you promote a proper circulation of the mucus in the whole body, but it also removes congestion.

Honey will create a smooth covering of the mucous membrane but it will also enrich the flavor of the syrup.

Note: Make sure you add the honey into a warm syrup, so that the warmth doesn’t kill its antibacterial properties.

5. Herbal Teas

A: Thyme Tea

You will need:

A few springs of thyme
1 teaspoon of honey
1 cup of water
Boil the water and add the springs of thyme into it. Leave it to infuse for 2-3 minutes.

Strain this mixture and then, add 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink this tea 3-4 times every day.

Thyme is full of some very powerful antispasmodic and antimicrobial qualities. They relax the trachea and bronchi muscles. You’ll decrease the coughing!

B: Licorice Tea

You will need:

2-3 licorice roots
1 teaspoon of honey
1 cup of water
Pour the water into a pan. Add the licorice roots inside. Add 1 teaspoon of honey into a strained mixture.

Drink this mixture 2-3 times every day while it’s hot.

Licorice is especially good because it will soothe the irritated membranes and remove the inflammation.

Additional Tips:

You must drink plenty of liquids. Make sure you take warm drinks because they lower the mucus secretion.
Avoid citrus juices and carbonated drinks, because the acid and soda can stimulate irritation.
Warm showers and baths are helpful, too, because they will effectively treat coughing and also moisture your respiratory airways.
Use menthol cough drops to soothe your throat and promote relief.
Make sure you don’t consume cold foods. They lead to infection because they dry out the respiratory pathways.

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