The best natural ways to stop coughing

Use Vicks for your feet

Vicks contains camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol. These ingredients are very effective when it comes to relieving cough and relieving congestion. For this purpose, you can place a small amount of Vicks on your feet and on your hands before you go to bed. You also need to put on some socks on your feet and wear them all night.

For best results, you should repeat this procedure for four days. Some people also rub Vicks on their chest.

But, you should be very careful and you shouldn’t use Vicks on children that are under 4 years old.

Ginger, honey and lemon tea


  • 4-5 pieces of ginger
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • One cup of water
  • Half a lemon

How to prepare it:

Put one cup of water into a pan. Next, add the ginger and boil the mixture. After that, simmer the mixture and let the ginger infuse in the water. After a while, strain the mixture and squeeze the lemon juice. If you want you can add one tablespoon of honey to the ginger water.

Consume this mixture no more than 4 times a day, and you will see that coughing, congestion, and sore throat are going away.

Ginger acts as a natural analgesic. It has anti-inflammatory properties and reduce the scratching and irritation from a sore throat, clear the respiratory passages, and removes mucus from your lungs.

Honey is also very beneficial. It will form a protective cover on the mucous membrane and will remove the irritation.

Honey and apple cider vinegar


  • Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • Water

How to prepare it:

Take a glass of water and add the apple cider vinegar and the honey. Mix the ingredients and your remedy is ready.

The apple cider vinegar regulates the pH levels in the body, and the honey has the power to protect your mucous membrane. You can enrich the flavor of the mixture with some cayenne pepper or some cinnamon.

Cough syrup that you can prepare yourself


  • 7-8 sticks of cinnamon
  • One teaspoon of turmeric
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

How to prepare it:

Add the turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, and the cinnamon and some water in a pan. Then, boil the mixture and remove it from the heat when it starts to boil. Wait for half an hour and so that the ingredients can infuse into the water. Now, strain the mixture and store it into an airtight container.

Always when you have problems with coughing, warm 2 teaspoons of this homemade syrup and add 1 teaspoon of honey. You can consume this mixture twice a day.

Turmeric and cinnamon are packed with anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant, antifungal properties that can treat congestion and coughs.

Cayenne pepper removes congestion and promotes the circulation of the mucus in your body. Honey improves the taste of the syrup.

Herbal teas

Thyme tea


  • A cup of water
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • A few springs of thyme

How to prepare it:

First, boil the water and then add the springs of thyme in it. After that, reduce the heat and let the thyme infuse into the water for about 2-3 minutes.

Now, strain the mixture and then add 1 teaspoon of honey. You can consume this tea up to 4 times on a day.

Thyme has antispasmodic and antimicrobial properties. It relaxes the bronchi muscles and the trachea.

Licorice tea


  • Two to three licorice root
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • One cup of water

How to prepare it:

Put the water and licorice roots in a pan. Strain the mixture and add 1 teaspoon of honey. You consume this remedy 2-3 times a day, but don’t forget that you should drink it while it is hot.

Licorice eliminates inflammation and soothes the irritated membranes.

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