Calming a cough

How to treat a cough with home remedies

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. June 3, 2018
How to treat a cough with home remedies
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Coughing is a symptom of many conditions including the cold, flu, allergies, etc. In most cases, it is very annoying and leads you to feel generally unwell, worsening your condition. It is very important to see your doctor if it is a severe cough or lasts for a long time, although there are some natural products that can help calm this. In this OneHowto article you will find some tips on how to treat a cough with home remedies.

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Steps to follow:


One of the most effective home remedies for a cough is onion, as it has expectorant and antitussive properties. Therefore, we recommend chopping up an onion on a plate and placing it on your bedside table. You will notice less coughing while you sleep, letting you get more rest.

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Another home remedy for using onion to cure coughing is to peel the onion and cut into small pieces, place in a bowl and add lemon juice and a little honey. Let the ingredients stand for about 6 hours and after this time, and take 3 tablespoons of this mixture, approximately 3 times a day.


A very effective solution is using vapour to help open up your airways thereby reducing your cough. To do this, you should boil water with eucalyptus leaves and lemon juice. When the water is hot, remove from the heat, cover your head with a towel while you hover over the water and breathe in these vapours deeply.

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You can also prepare a garlic-based syrup, by crushing some garlic cloves and mixing them with thyme and olive oil. We recommend taking a spoonful between mealtimes for better results.


Dates can also be used as a home remedy to treat a cough You only have to boil 3 or 4 dates with 2 dried figs in a litre of water. After 10 minutes, remove from heat and drink a cup of this mixture. Drink at least twice a day.


Although natural remedies can help fight a cough, you will need to see your doctor to diagnose the causes and also for a suitable prescribed treatment if necessary.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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