Homemade Remedies to Cure a Dry Cough

· September 6, 2014
Coughing is how the body helps eliminate mucus. However, if your cough continues and is very dry, you can try any one of these natural remedies here.

When you have a lung infection, you may experience coughing episodes. This is how the body responds to help eliminate mucus that may be obstructing respiratory paths. But if after a few days, your cough becomes dry and won’t go away, it is a sure sign that something is going wrong.

These are symptoms that you should keep in mind and not ignore since they could complicate your health. If you try these recommended homemade remedies and symptoms continue, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

What Causes Coughing?

There can be many things that cause a dry cough. You may have had a very bad cold and the cough is still there, you may have been exposed to some substance that caused irritation, like cigarettes for example.

Other causes include:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Some medications like the ones used for blood pressure
  • When your bedroom is very dry
  • Gastric reflux

Drink Hot Beverages

a cup of warm tea

Coughing is caused because your throat is irritated. The best way to eliminate this problem is by drinking warm beverages; soups, ginger, lemon, or mint tea are the most effective for this problem since they open your airways and help get rid of mucus.

Onion

onions

Try this onion remedy to help with your dry cough. It may not be very tasty, but it’s very effective for your cough and any flu-like symptoms.

  • Chop up an onion and add two tablespoons of honey.
  • Then, let sit for a half hour so that all of its juices are released.
  • Lastly, drink a spoonful of it a few times a day like a syrup.

Gargling Salt

Gargling a tablespoon of salt in half a glass of warm water is very effective for a dry cough. It is a very easy, cheap, and effective homemade recipe. You can do it a few times a day.

See also: Remedies for Treating a Sore Throat

Grapes

red grapes

Grapes are excellent for improving your lungs’ ability and are a very effective expectorant. Eat them for a few days and you will see a difference.

You can also make a juice with them and sweeten it with honey and drink it a few times a day. Besides being very effective for getting rid of a dry cough, it is also very refreshing and delicious.

Almonds

Almonds are an excellent homemade recipe for treating and getting rid of a bad, dry cough. They contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that are good for the body. More so, the nutrients in almonds make it easy to digest and help relieve your cough.

Preparing this simple remedy is very easy:

  • Take six almonds and let them soak all night.
  • The next day, take off the skin and grind them to make a paste.
  • Add twenty grams of butter and twenty grams of sugar
  •  Mix it very well and eat a teaspoon twice a day for at least three days while your cough continues.

Read: How Your Body Benefits From Four Almonds Everyday

woman coughing

 

Don’t forget that you shouldn’t try the remedies all at the same time. Try one of them at a time until you find the one that works for you.

You should also keep in mind what we recommended to you at the beginning of this article: if you keep experiencing dry cough despite trying all of these homemade remedies, you should consult your doctor because it may be a much more serious problem.

Mahashur, A. (2015). Chronic dry cough: Diagnostic and management approaches. Lung India. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-2113.148450