Monday, November 19, 2007

Home Remedies for Cough

Cough Home Treatment with Grapes:
Grapes are one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of a cough. Grapes tone up the lungs and act as an expectorant, relieving a simple cold and cough in a couple of days. A cup of grape juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey is advised for cough relief.

Cough Home Treatment with Onion:
The use of raw onion is valuable in a cough. This vegetable should be chopped fine and the juice extracted from it. One teaspoon of the juice should then be mixed with one teaspoon of honey and kept for four or five hours - it will make an excellent cough syrup and should be taken twice daily. Onions are also useful in removing phlegm. A medium-sized onion should be crushed, the juice of one lemon added to it, and then one cup of boiling water poured on it A teaspoon of honey can be added for taste. This remedy should be taken two or three times a day.

Turmeric for Cough:
The root of the turmeric plant is useful in a dry cough. The root should be roasted and powdered. This powder should be taken in three gram doses twice daily, in the morning and evening.

Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe #1:
Place 1/2 cup of borage leaves in blender along with 1/2 cup of water. Blend until mixture is of a smooth consistency. Place in an enamel pan and add 2 cups of honey. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the juice from 2 lemons. Take 1-2 tablespoons as needed for coughs.

Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe #2:
Put 1 tablespoon each of boneset, Irish moss, white yarrow; slippery elm bark, thyme, peppermint, horehound, and lemon balm in 4 cups of boiling water. Steep for 30 minutes. Strain well and add 4 cups of honey. Drink several cups of this liquid a day for coughs.

Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe #3:
Place 2 cups of cherries in a pan and add just enough water to cover. Add several lemon slices and 2 cups of honey. Simmer the mixture until cherries are soft. Remove from heat. Remove the lemon slices and the cherry pits from the mixture. Refrigerate and take several tablespoons as needed for coughing.

Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe #4:
Pour 2 cups boiling water over 2 tablespoons of dried thyme. Cool to room temperature. Strain and add 1 cup of honey. Shake to mix well. Keep refrigerated. Take 1 tablespoon several times a day for sore throats, colds, and coughing.