5 traditional remedies for cough

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Autumn. Cold. Wind. Almost everyone is haunted by the common cold. The area where I was born has tricky weather every winter and fall, so it is easy to catch a cold. Odesa, Ukraine always windy and freezing cold, so need to be careful. One of the most unpleasant manifestations of it, cough, can be pacified not only with medicines from the pharmacy but also with folk remedies.


One of the most effective cough remedies. Milk thins phlegm and also has emollient, mucolytic, and expectorant properties.

You can drink warm milk with honey, butter, or mineral water. Milk broth with fig fruits has been used since ancient times for whooping cough and is considered a cough medicine.

Milk with garlic has a good disinfecting and antimicrobial effect, but this mixture should be used with caution by young children, pregnant and lactating women, as well as people with gastrointestinal diseases.

If the cough torments the child, and he does not really want to drink warm milk at night, you can make him milk with a banana: grind a banana in a blender, add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa and honey, and pour the resulting mixture with hot milk.

Black radish

An irreplaceable folk remedy in the fight against cough is black radish. It is used for the most unpleasant, dry, cough. The root crop is cut, a deepening is made in it, and either honey or carrot juice or even sugar is added there. The radish juice released in response will be the very drug that will help get rid of unpleasant coughing attacks.

It is advised to use radish juice every hour, 1 teaspoon (for children) or a tablespoon (for adults).


A cough is often accompanied by a sore throat or sore throat. In this case, rinsing will be an excellent way to improve your condition. They can be done up to 10 times a day.

What to gargle with? The simplest remedies are water with baking soda or salt (1 tsp for 1 cup of water) or with iodine (3-4 drops for 1 cup of water). Also for these purposes, they use lemon juice, beet juice with vinegar, carrot juice with honey, and numerous herbal decoctions: chamomile, eucalyptus, licorice, calendula, coltsfoot, etc.


With a wet cough, with difficult expectoration and discomfort in the chest during coughing, compresses will help alleviate the symptoms.

Alternatively, you can make a compress from grated boiled potatoes (mashed potatoes), or from mustard powder, honey, and radish juice. From hot applied to gauze and tightly tied in the chest area with a warm scarf.

Among the compresses, there are also known ways to spread the patient’s chest with liquid honey or warm vegetable oil, wrap in several warm layers, cover with a warm blanket and leave for a while.


An excellent cough suppressant recipe for children who refuse any medication. True, not every chocolate is suitable as a “pill”. To prepare a chocolate medicine, you need to melt 100 g of creamy paste and 3-4 tbsp. fat, add 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 100 grams of chocolate there. Mix the mixture well, bringing to a uniform consistency, and cool. The resulting “chocolate butter” can be spread over bread and given to a coughing child. It’s great if he agrees to drink this sandwich with warm milk.

Any traditional remedies can help at the initial stage of the disease. If the symptoms, despite their use, do not go away, or the cold is accompanied by fever and other symptoms, an urgent need to consult a doctor. By the way, the above methods can be perfectly applied simultaneously with traditional treatment.

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