Coughing is a very common health condition caused by dust, smoke, pollutants or excess mucus due to cold. Though it’s involuntary to keep your air tracts clean, it may lead to discomfort. There are a number of medicines available in the stores to cure a cough. Still, it is suggested that you should resort to natural remedies. So, here we have listed some natural remedies to cure  cough at home.

1. Garlic

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Garlic is a natural ingredient that has anti-microbial properties that can help in curing the infection in the throat and prevent it from recurring. And it is also used to remove mucus from the respiratory tract.

Ingredients needed:

• Clove oil- few drops
• Honey- 1 teaspoon
• Garlic- 2 to 3 cloves

How to use:

• First, boil a cup of water with garlic cloves for 5 minutes.
• Now, sieve the tea and add 1 teaspoon of honey with few drops of clove oil.
• Then, drink this mixture twice a day for the best results.

2. Almonds

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Almonds are known as the powerhouse of nutrients that can help in fighting the major infections. It is also considered as the best remedy to cure a cough when consumed with honey.

Ingredients needed:

• Honey- 1 teaspoon
• Almonds (soaked)- 4 to 5

How to use:

• First, peel the soaked almonds and crush them to form a fine paste.
• Now, add 1 teaspoon of honey to the almond paste.
• Then, consume the blend thrice a day.

Use this remedy till you get complete relief from a cough.

3. Black pepper and turmeric tea

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This remedy is considered as best because of its efficiency. Turmeric is a natural ingredient which is a mucus repellent while black pepper triggers the circulation of mucus. Thus, both the ingredients work effectively by providing instant relief from a cough. For increasing the potency of this tea, you can also add honey to it.

Ingredients needed:

• Black peppers (whole)- 2 or 3
• Water- 2 cups
• Turmeric powder- 1/4th teaspoon
• Honey- 1 teaspoon

How to use:

• Take a vessel and boil 2 cups of water in it.
• Now, add whole black peppers and turmeric powder to it.
• Simmer until the water reduces to half.
• Then, strain the mixture and add 1 teaspoon of honey to it.
• After that, consume the mixture twice a day to get quick relief.

4. Peppermint oil steam

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Peppermint is a natural ingredient which is also known as a healing herb that can effectively treat a cough. The menthol content present in the mint also helps in soothing your throat.

Ingredients needed:

• Clean towel
• Peppermint oil- 3-4 drops
• Hot water- 150 ml

How to use:

• Take a bowl of boiling water and add 2 to 3 drops of peppermint oil.
• Now, cover your head with the towel.
• Then, breathe in the vapors to get quick relief.

5. Tulsi and star anise

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Most of the people don’t know that star anise can work effectively in treating various respiratory conditions. And when it is combined with tulsi, it stimulates the removal of mucus and relieves a cough.

Ingredients needed:

• Tulsi- 4-5 leaves
• Star anise- 2-3

How to use:

• First, add star anise and tulsi in a cup of water.
• Now, boil the water.
• Then, strain the mixture and drink this tea every day till you get relief from the cough.

6. Onions

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It is said that the pungent smell of the onions can help in stopping cough instantly. Besides this, onions are also considered as the anti-histamine that keeps your respiratory tract healthy.

Ingredients needed:

• Honey- 1 teaspoon
• Onion- 1


• First, cut the onions into small pieces and blend to form a smooth paste.
• Now, strain the paste and extract onion juice.
• Then, mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 1/2 teaspoon of onion juice.
• Consume the mixture at least once in a day.

7. Honey and ginger tea

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This is a remedy which is handed down through generations because the ginger acts like anti-histamine that can water down the mucus and soothes your throat by preventing irritation. And the honey acts as a cough reliever that provides instant relief.

Ingredients needed:

• Lemon juice- 3-4 drops
• Ginger- 4-5 slices
• Honey- 1 tablespoon
• Water- 1 cup

How to use:

• First, boil the water with ginger pieces for 5 minutes.
• Now, strain the mixture and add 1 tablespoon of honey with lemon juice.
• Then, drink this tea twice a day for the best results.

So, these were the few natural remedies to cure a cough.

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