Natural Cough Remedies

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The first of these natural cough remedies is ginger and honey.

The video shows you how to extract ginger juice to give an effective natural cough medicine - no words, just music and a practical demonstration.

Extract half a teaspoon of ginger juice, add one teaspoon of honey. This is enough for the day - half in the morning and half at night. 

I have tried this added to some warm water, it is very soothing and I recommend it. 

It is really quite easy and effective. Ginger is fiery and the honey will soothe your cough.

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Natural cough remedies with garlic

garlic cloves with garlic press

Many natural cough medicines use garlic - it's effective, but the downside is that it smells - this next video gives a tip for removing 'the smelly bit' of the garlic.

Now the tip does work for cooking - I've tried it and the smell doesn't hang around - the taste is there - but I don't know if it takes the medicinal properties away at the same time.

I've researched this extensively, but can't find any authority that says the medicinal property remains.  Garlic does smell but it is a very effective herbal remedy. If it really bothers you about smelling of garlic, then take this remedy when your'e at home only. You might still smell a bit next day, but overall, it will be less than it would have been the day before!

So the traditional garlic and honey cure for coughs - try it with and without the 'germ' I think he's literally translating 'shoot' as in germination :-)

In the next video, the girl just cuts it up and mixes it with honey - then she swallows it, following up with a drink of water. It's a simple way to take it and will be a good boost to your immune system as well. She's a stronger girl than me!

Garlic has many good properties which make it a good natural remedy.

I don't have a cough at the moment, but the next time I get one, I'm going to try the without 'germ' version first

You can make a very effective garlic honey by just popping a few peeled and crushed cloves into honey and letting them steep for a while - then use a spoonful as you need it. Try some in hot water with a squeeze of lemon juice. 

The information on this website is in no way intended as medical advice and nor should it be taken as such.

If symptoms don't improve, consult your doctor. 

If you have a medical condition, you must consult a Herbal Practitioner or a Medical Doctor. 

If you are pregnant, you must consult your doctor or nurse before trying any herbal remedy.

If you are already taking pharmaceuticals, then speak to your doctor about taking herbs - some drugs react badly with herbs and you need to know that you are not going to do more harm than good.

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