Natural Cough Remedies and Sore Throat Remedies

natural cough remedy and sore throat remedy ingredients
natural cough remedy and sore throat remedy ingredients

There are many cough syrups and sore throat sprays out there but most of them, if not all, are chemically made and taste disgusting. Why take those when there are alternative ways to cure your annoying cough or sore throat that may creep up on you all at any given moment.

There are many different natural cough remedies and sore throat remedies out there that do the trick. Whether widely know or not three of these natural remedies for curing cough and sore throat have been used in my family for decades and they really work. Below are these remedies. Feel free to give them a try the next time you find yourself with a bad case of the coughs or a bugging sore throat.

Milk and Baking Soda

Heat a full of glass of milk and add a small teaspoon of baking soda into the cup. Stir the contents with a spoon and then drink. You need to drink it hot but make sure it is not scolding hot or you will burn the roof of your mouth. You can even add some melted butter to the milk with baking soda before drinking. It is beneficial and will not do you any harm.

Whether you add the butter or not the taste is not something that will disgust you. It actually tastes pretty good. I have drunk this many times and I enjoy it. It certainly beats those cough syrups or sore throat sprays, etc. I can't take those as they make me want to throw up. The milk with baking soda never does. And I feel that it works but don't take my word for it. Give it a try when you have the annoying coughs or a sore throat bugging you.

Milk and Onion

Peel a small onion and grate it using a garlic grater. Make sure you use a bowl when grating the onion because it will give off the juice, which is needed for this remedy.

Heat a glass of milk and add the juice from the grated onion. Stir the contents and drink while hot but make sure not to burn your mouth. If it's too hot let it cool off for a minute or so. Adding some melted butter to the mixture is not required but it is beneficial.

Now the milk with the onion won't taste as pleasant as the milk with the baking soda but it does the trick.

Black Turnip with Honey

Cut off the top of a middle-sized turnip. Then using a knife cut out the middle of the turnip so there is a deep opening. You may need to use a spoon to scoop out the middle. Place the turnip onto a plate and pour a few tablespoons of honey inside the turnip. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least a few hours. You want to see turnip juice inside the turnip. Once you see that take a teaspoon, lightly mix the honey and the juice inside the turnip, and drink. Don't gulp it all down. Take a teaspoonful at a time. Let it coat your mouth and throat before swallowing it. The taste may be one to get used to but I have to say it is still better than any cough syrup or sore throat spray out there. At least it is to me.

Which of these do you use for your cough and/or sore throat?

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© 2012 Lena Kovadlo

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lovebuglena 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

I am not a fan of throat sprays as they make me gag. I love drinking milk with baking soda and I love honey too. I prefer to try the remedies I talked about in the hub throat sprays or other medical concoctions.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This is a great selection of natural remedies, and very helpful. I am looking for more natural products to use, and this will be an article I bookmark for future use.

When I was a kid and my throat was unbearably sore, my father would give me a cup of hot coffee (which I was not normally allowed to drink) with honey in it, and the honey was great at coating my throat, making it easier to fall asleep. As an adult I sometimes use a throat spray, but usually honey works just as well if not better.


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Jean-ette 4 years ago

I will give them a try next time I am sick. I always use honey for a cough or sore throat and I think it helps. I am all for natural remedies, thanks for sharing.


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lovebuglena 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thanks for the feedback Gypsy Rose Lee


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and useful. Thanks for sharing this informative hub. Just in time for the nasty cough and sore throat season coming up. Passing this on.


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rauffray 4 years ago from BC, Canada

Well, I seldom get sick so I am very fortunate but I was very sickly as a child and some of this information could have been very useful as I am sure many will agree with me on this. Thank you, Lena.

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