cough-rememdyCough Seacon Remedy, MinneapolisCoughs can be very annoying especially around holiday season. Here are some natural remedies to help you or your family get over a cough:

  1. Make it sweet. Honey in a small amount of water soothes the throat and can alleviate an irritating cough. Consult your doctor before using this method with children under 2.
  2. Moisten your mucus. Water and other liquids can be simple and effective. Moistened mucus is easier to cough up!
  3. A tart twist. Add the juice of half a lemon to warm water. If you’re looking for a cough syrup substitute, add two parts honey and one part lemon juice.
  4. Kill the cough before it starts. Maintaining high levels of vitamin C with zinc can be a big help both preventatively and if you already have a cough!
  5. Raise the humidity. Irritation in the throat may be reduced by using a humidifier, especially where you sleep.
  6. Breathe in the best. Essential oils may be inhaled or used as a rub to soothe a cough. Try peppermint, eucalyptus, sandalwood or cypress.
  7. Kick congestion to the curb. Try using a neti-pot regularly to help with nasal congestion and sinus issues.
  8. Just say no. Avoid dairy products, meats, and fried foods. They increase the production of mucus.
  9. Spice up your life. Eat spicy foods, such as hot peppers. They help break up mucus so it is easier to expectorate.
  10. Some like it hot. A hot bath or shower will soothe irritated airways and loosen sinus congestion.

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