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Dry Cough Home Remedies

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

Dry cough rather than causing you a throat pain and constant irritation, can be very embarrassing in a public place. It takes a long time to cure. Dry cough can be caused due to throat infection, pollution, hormonal changes during puberty, lung disorder and infection in the respiratory tract. Alcoholism, chain smoking, over exposure to pollution and constant talking are major causes of dry cough. Here are some of home remedies to cure and prevent dry cough -

1.Eat ten tulsi (basil) leaves with honey everyday in the morning. This helps prevention from cough and cold.

2.Boil a glass of water with henna leaves and gargle with it. Do it twice a day for relief from coughing.

3.Make a paste of 8-9 almonds, mix it with a spoon of honey and butter. Take this twice or thrice a day for quick cure.

4.Add one spoon of ajwain (carom) and half spoon of turmeric powder in one glass of water. Boil it till water reduce to half a glass. Mix honey to the water and take this syrup twice a day.

5.Crush 2-3 onions and extract juice from it, mix it with one lemon juice and half glass of water. Drink this syrup twice a day. This helps to loosen the cough and treats chest congestion.

6.Take half a spoon of ginger paste, mix it with half spoon of pepper and honey. Mix two spoons of water into it before consuming. Take this twice a day for best results.

7.Drink hot milk with turmeric powder. This home remedy will also help you treat throat pain.

8.Add four spoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water. Sip on it all through out the day. This treats respiratory tract infection.

9.While sleeping put a cardamom in your mouth. The cardamom melts on it's own are it's juice penetrates to your throat. This is one of the best medicines.

10.Drink one cup of grape juice everyday to prevent and treat cough.

These home remedies for dry cough will help you cure it within a weeks time and regular practice specially during rainy season and winters will help you prevent catching cold. Avoid alcohol and smoking for to prevent respiratory tract infection.

Story first published: Monday, November 22, 2010, 15:51 [IST]
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