One of the most prevalent medical conditions is coughing. It is the body's natural method of cleaning to get rid of foreign objects. When the brain detects mucus or any other irritant in the upper airways, it instantly signals the body to cough in order to get rid of the object as soon as possible. The major breathing passageways are cleared of fluids, irritants, mucus, and other debris, which occasionally causes aches in our upper body even if it protects our body.


Coughing can be a symptom of hidden illnesses like smoking, viral infections, the common cold, flu, sinusitis, lung cancer, TB, asthma, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, and upper respiratory tract bacterial infections. Chest pain, congestion, and itchy throat are all cough syndromes. One can experiment with several natural therapies utilizing widely available kitchen products in place of cough syrups.


Some effective home remedies for Cough


Due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin helps to relieve the chest congestion that frequently develops in patients with chronic coughs. The use of turmeric's volatile oil for coughing is also highly promising for relieving coughing fits by removing mucus. Simply roast turmeric root and grind it into a smooth powder, mix the powder with water and honey. And here it is, the remedy is ready to take, drink it twice a day.

  • Just roast the turmeric root, crush it into a fine powder, and combine the powder with the water and honey.
  • A cup of water can also be used to brew herbal tea by adding one teaspoon each of carom and turmeric seeds, then boiling the mixture until it is reduced to half a cup. Drink this herbal concoction twice or three times each day with some honey added.
  • A boiling half cup of water can also be mixed with equal parts of black pepper and turmeric powder. One can combine a few cinnamon sticks with one teaspoon of honey. Boil the mixture for a total of two to three minutes. Until the problem gets better, sip the solution every day.



As a cough suppressant, honey looked to be just as effective as dextromethorphan. Honey is more readily available and less expensive, so it might be worth a shot. 


  • Drinking honey diluted in hot milk before bed helps relieve chest pain brought on by persistent coughing.
  • Plain honey can be consumed straight with water to help remove the body's mucous and soothe the throat. 


The antibacterial and anti-microbial effects of garlic are well established. It has been used for centuries as a cough treatment.


  • Crush some garlic and consume it on its own, with honey, or in dishes.

  • Add some honey, some crushed garlic, and a few drops of clove oil to the mixture. Its consumption will ease sore throats.

  • Mix a cup of water with four to five garlic cloves, a teaspoon of oregano, and some honey. Boil till only half is left. Drink it after letting it reach room temperature. Breathing will be made easier, and other cough symptoms will decrease.

  • Heat a cup of milk with two crushed garlic cloves. Boil the milk until just 1/2 cup is left. Divide it into two equal halves, and drink one in the morning and one in the evening.

Note: This cure should not be used if you have acidity issues.


The most common herb for curing coughs, ginger, has several magical qualities. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent that destroys harmful microorganisms. It helps relieve the congestion that has built up in the respiratory passageways. The immune system is strengthened by gingerol and zingiberene, which also coat the esophagus to prevent itching and irritation.


  • Lightly crush fresh ginger. Bring it to a boil after adding a cup of water. Drink this mixture frequently throughout the day to quickly relieve congestion, chronic coughing, and sore throats. For improved outcomes, one can combine this with honey and lemon juice.
  • Another option is to intermittently chew fresh, raw ginger throughout the day.


In everyday speech, it is referred to as "Tulsi". Impotence, poisoning, dyspnea, vomiting, coughing, halitosis, backaches, respiratory illnesses, and even arthritis are among the conditions it is used to treat in a variety of methods. The ancient Ayurveda texts provide several instances of using holy basil to treat various illnesses.

A typical traditional remedy for colds, coughs, and mild indigestion is a tea made from holy basil leaves.


Cinnamon has potent anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It works to purify the blood, ignites the digestive fire, supports a healthy heart and respiration, and even supports a healthy pancreas. It has the capacity to digest toxins and Ama.


  • Add cinnamon to taste to some honey. To stop coughing, take one tablespoon as needed.
  • Grind a cinnamon stick into a fine powder, mix in water, and drink it.


The phenolic chemicals found in cloves, including eugenol and Gallic acid, have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities. In addition to soothing a sore throat, cloves help lessen the suffering brought on by frequent coughing. Because of the essential oil it contains, it functions naturally as an expectorant and aids in cleaning the respiratory tract.

Additionally, cloves have antimicrobial qualities that help to lessen the pain brought on by persistent coughing and sore throats. Additionally, cloves aid in removing the itching sensation that is a common symptom of a dry cough.


  • To reduce throat pain and inflammation, take a clove and sprinkle it with rock salt. Chew it well.
  • Moreover, clove oil can be utilized when combined with honey to provide great relief from reoccurring coughs. You can even burn a clove and crunch it to receive relief from a strong cough.

To sum up, even mild or chronic coughs can be effectively treated with these natural therapies. For best results, one must experiment at home.