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Home Remedies For Curing Cough

Updated on December 11, 2013

Are you obsessed by coughing day and night during winter?

Are you feeling irritated due to coughing?

Do you want Home remedies for Curing Cough?

Are you trying to find permanent solution for Coughing?

Then continue reading to find solution for these questions……

What is Cough?

Cough is a body action whenever there is blockage in airways due to dust, mucus, or other such particles. Such particles may enter your body due to pollution or other similar reasons. Cough may also occur due to inflammation or blockage in the throat due to which the body assumes it to be foreign object. If the coughing persists for more than two weeks then it is a serious Advice to visit a doctor.

Causes for Cough:

  • Viral infection: this is the main cause of cough. It gets transferred from one person to other. Virus is a cell which lives on others body.
  • Common Cold: Common Cold is also caused by viral infection.
  • Flu
  • Smoking: Smoking can also cause irritation in the wind pipe. Hence it can cause coughing. There are also various diseases caused by smoking. It also causes various problems in lungs. I think you all know the problems associated with smoking.

Other reasons for Cough are:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Whooping cough
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Clot in the lung
  • Cancer of the lung

Things to Be Taken care of when you are suffering from Cough:

  • The first Thing you should avoid is drinking of cold water. It is the main and most common cause for cough.
  • Next you should also avoid eating of other cold stuffs such as Ice creams, Cold drinks, etc.
  • I know such stuffs are so tempting but you should make it to avoid it.
  • Another thing you Should do is, Drink a small amount of warm water after eating chocolates. This will clear the chocolate which are present on your food pipe, due to which coughing can take place.


#Tip 1:

  • In this step we will make use of peppercorns and Black cumin seeds.
  • Peppercorns are also known as Mirch Ka Dana and Black cumin seeds are also known as ‘shah jeera’.
  • Take 3 Peppercorns and a pinch of black cumin seed and a pinch of salt.


#Tip 2:

  • Here we will make use of clove oil.
  • Take about 2 to 3 drops of clove oil.
  • Mix it with garlic paste.
  • And then mix this paste with 1/2 tsp of honey.
  • This will help you to soothe your throat and give relief to your throat from coughing.


#Tip 3:

  • Take a cup of Water.
  • Bring it to boil.
  • When the water starts boiling add 1 tsp of turmeric powder and Carom seeds.
  • Boil it till it becomes half the initial volume.
  • Then add 1 tsp of honey and have it for 2 days.
  • This will definitely reduce your cough.

#Tip 4:

  • Now for this take 50 gm of Sugar candy.
  • Sugar candy is also known as Mishri in Hindi.
  • Now mix this sugar candy with 50 gm pepper powder.
  • Now mix this mixture with Ghee in order to form small palettes.
  • Take these palettes atleast 3 to 4 times a day.
  • This will also help you to reduce your cough within few days.


#Tip 5:

  • In this step we will make use of Ginger powder and honey.
  • Take about ½ teaspoon of ginger powder.
  • Mix it well with 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • It would be better if you add black pepper to it.


#Tip 6:

  • This tip consists of two small tips.
  • First is to chew a small piece of ginger.
  • While chewing Ginger also take a small amount of Salt.
  • This will help you to get ease from Coughs.
  • Second tip is to take a cup of water with a small amount of Lemon juice.
  • Now mix this with a small amount of Honey and take this atleast twice a day.
  • I think you will like this the most.


Whenever you cough never swallow back the green cough which comes into your mouth (Yuk). Always try to spit it out if possible. This will help you reduce your Cough.

It is important that you consult a Doctor if your cough persists for more than two weeks.

Do you think cough is a necessary evil?

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Peppercorn+Black Cumin seed+salt
Clove oil+Garlic paste+Honey
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Mishri+Pepper powder+Ghee
Ginger powder+Honey+Black Pepper
Chew Ginger and Water+lemon juice+Honey


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    • princeserrao profile image

      Prince Serrao 4 years ago from India

      I also didnt knew this fact, anyways thankyou for commenting

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      Green Art 4 years ago

      I currently have a bad cough and plan on trying some of these remedies! Looking forward to a cough free night.

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      vasmenon 4 years ago from India

      Wow...Thats lot of information. I have a 4 yr old who is regularly disturbed with severe cough. Have tried the honey + ginger combination and it really works well. Good to know the other alternatives.

      Recently met a doctor who advised not to spit out the flem. His take was that when you swallow it, it gets into the digestive system and gets eliminated. The bacteria causing the cough present in the flem "will be taken care off" in the digestive process". But when you spit it out, you are allowing the bacteria to flourish outside your system!!!. Not sure if its right. Never tried swallowing though...

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      arshiacom 4 years ago

      wow the hub was really great! I got a lot of information from this hub

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Texas

      I found this hub at the right time! I've had an annoying cough for a few days! I love natural remedies, so I may try a few of these myself. I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks for sharing princeserrao!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Interesting spicy recipes, I will try some of them, thanks for the useful hub!!!

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      Fiona 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks - these are mixtures that I would never have thought of - most natural sites go on about honey. I am intrigued about the Tumeric mix - I must try that next time I get a cold.

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      Steph Simpson 4 years ago from Sheffield, UK

      Thank you for sharing this - very insightful. Although I've heard of most of the treatments you've written about, it's useful to have all of them in one place, I think.

      Chewing ginger is a firm favourite of mine, although it can be a little bit harsh on the mouth. I usually brew it in tea aswell.

      This hub has inspired me to look into other home remedies - maybe I'll write one about remedies to help with tonsillitis! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I always chewed ginger when I have cough and drunk lemon juice in hot water. It helps. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Have a nice day!

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      shahkar-khan 4 years ago

      Useful hub. My grandma used to have such little tips with her, when ever any of my cousins had any issues. I my childhood i used to have (half-boiled) egg for cough.

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      Venkat 4 years ago from Chennai

      Good hub. Whenever there is a cough or sneeze, people will run to medical shop. This hub is so useful. Thanks for the hub.

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      Avinesh Prahladi 4 years ago from Chandigarh

      This hub has valuable illustration about how to cure cough. We can follow the "Things to Be Taken care of" section if you really want deliverance from the cold.

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      Toy Tasting 4 years ago from Mumbai

      Amazing home remedies, loved them. Thanks for sharing them :)

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      Prince Serrao 4 years ago from India

      Thank for commenting and keep visiting.....

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Excellent! Love natural home remedies which often work better than meds.

      Your hub is very well organized. Thank you for the great tips! Voted up +++