Natural Remedies for Dry Coughing

In this article, we'll show you several natural remedies help you deal with the symptoms and some of the discomfort of dry coughing.
Natural Remedies for Dry Coughing

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Dry coughing refers to coughing that isn’t accompanied by mucous or phlegm. A productive cough, on the other hand, is one that includes phlegm.  Dry coughing needs to be treated with a remedy that can loosen the phlegm so it can be eliminated.

For quick relief from dry coughing, there are several effective natural remedies. These principally ease respiratory tract problems.  Since coughing occurs more often at night, dry coughing makes it harder to stay asleep not only for the sufferer, but for anyone nearby.


Garlic is an excellent natural remedy for dry coughing, as its antibacterial properties help to relieve many ailments throughout the body, including those in the respiratory tract. Some say it’s very effective for unclogging the bronchial tubes.

Garlic can help with dry coughing.

How to make a home remedy with garlic

First, crush ten garlic cloves and place in a cup of olive oil to soak overnight.  The next day, strain the liquid and put in a closed container.  Take one tablespoon daily on an empty stomach until finished.  You’ll notice results after the first few tablespoons.

Eucalyptus and lemon vapor

Vapor or mist is great for helping with phlegm and one of your best allies in problems with dry coughing. To make a vapor bath, boil a liter of water with eucalyptus and lemon leaves.  You can also use the juice of several lemons instead.  It’s ready when it starts boiling.  Lower the heat and cover your head with a towel and, taking care not to burn yourself,  Place your head over the container and rising steam.  The towel will make it easier to breathe in the vapors and unclog the bronchi to put an end to that cough.

See Also: Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Homemade cough syrup


  • Glass jar, preferably with a top.
  • A lemon, cut into slices
  • Pure honey
  • Sliced ginger
  • Boiling water


Combine the lemon slices, ginger and honey in a glass container.  Close the container and place in the refrigerator until it becomes almost like gelatin. To serve, add a teaspoon to a cup of boiling water. You can store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.

Additional remedies for treating dry coughing

Carrots can help with dry coughing.
  • Drink hot carrot juice 2-3 times daily.
  • Cut three onions into slices and place into a double boiler, or bain-marie, for at least 2 hours, then remove from heat and let cool.  Take two tablespoons every three hours.
  • Boil a cup of water with three tablespoons of linseed for five minutes.  Remove from heat and add some lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey. It should be taken 3 times a day.
  • Grate a few radishes and add about 5 tablespoons of honey. Let sit (covered) for 4 hours. Eat several times during the day.
  • Drink an infusion of anise seeds three times a day. Add some crushed anise seeds to a cup of boiling water, cover for several minutes, strain, and drink while hot.

More tips

  • Drink plenty of liquids, but they should be at room temperature.
  • If the cough hasn’t cleared up after a week, you should consult a doctor.  Don’t leave it to the last minute (complications often develop).  Seek urgent medical attention if the cough is accompanied by fever, chest pains, or if you have difficulty breathing.

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