Honey has been used for centuries to soothe coughs and sore throats. It has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can help reduce irritation in the throat. To make a honey cough remedy, mix 1-2 tablespoons of honey in a glass of warm water or herbal tea.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties that can help ease coughs and sore throats. To make ginger tea, slice a few pieces of fresh ginger and steep them in hot water for about 10 minutes. You can add honey and lemon juice for additional soothing effects.
Inhaling steam can help moisten and soothe your airways, reducing coughing. Boil a pot of water and carefully lean over it with a towel draped over your head to trap the steam. Breathe deeply for about 10-15 minutes.
Gargling with warm saltwater can help relieve throat irritation and reduce coughing. Mix about half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and use it as a gargle solution.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it a beneficial ingredient for cough relief. To make turmeric milk, warm a cup of milk and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder.