Home remedies for persistent coughing

The first thing you must do is determine that you are not coughing because of an allergy to something present in your surroundings. If that is the case, you would have to get rid of the thing that you are allergic to, or else change your surroundings. If you are coughing due to a cold or sore throat, you can start working on it by having a cup of onion juice with two tablespoons of honey and a dash of ginger juice added to it daily. Onion juice will remove phlegm and reduce throat irritation. A concoction of a few holy basil leaves and lemongrass boiled in a cup of water for about 10 minutes and sipped while hot will also ease your throat and prevent constant coughing.

You can make a very effective green tea with equal quantities of cloves, aniseed, cardamoms, crushed peppercorns and a small piece of crushed ginger and cinnamon. This is an excellent cough suppressant and can be had up to thrice a day or more if you can handle it the spice. Alternately, you can also suck on a piece of dry ginger all day to relieve coughing. Drink a tall glass of hot milk with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder added to it before bedtime. The antiseptic properties of turmeric will work all night to heal your throat and the honey will provide relief, giving you peaceful sleep.

answered by G R

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