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A weakened immune system, a common cold… And the cough comes on! Whether it’s an oily cough or a dry cough, it bothers us or our children during the day and exhausts us at night. Discover our 8 simple and effective home remedies, to prepare yourself to calm coughing fits.
1/A vinegar gargle
Perfect for relieving an irritated sore throat
The recipe: in a saucepan, pour half a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar. Add a pinch of salt. Reheat over medium heat, allow to cool, and use this preparation as a gargle several times a day.
2/Honey, cider vinegar, and lemon syrup
Perfect for: Clearing the throat
The recipe: mix 2 tablespoons of honey, the juice of one lemon and one tablespoon of cider vinegar. Take up to 3 tablespoons during the day.
3/An herbal tea with honey and lemon
Perfect for: reacting at the first symptoms
Recipe: Heat a cup of hot water and pour the juice of one lemon into it. Add a teaspoon of honey and a few cloves. Let it brew for 10 minutes, filter, and drink.
4/Cayenne pepper syrup
Perfect for: soothing asthma-type coughs
Recipe: Squeeze a lemon, add 2 tablespoons of honey, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the juice obtained. Mix well and drink.
5/An onion poultice
Perfect for: Overcoming a greasy cough
The recipe: chop white onion and spread it in a thin layer on a compress. Place the compress directly on the neck or chest and leave for 30 minutes.
6/A thyme syrup
Perfect for: relieving cough caused by bronchitis
The recipe: in a cup of boiling water, infuse 4 sprigs of thyme for one hour. Filter and add the same amount of sugar. In a saucepan, cook the preparation over low heat for one hour. Take 2 tablespoons per day.
7/A lemon ginger syrup
Perfect for: Fighting infection
The recipe: cut an organic lemon and 1.5 cm of fresh ginger into thin slices. Add 2 sprigs of thyme, cover this preparation with a mixture of half water and honey. Put everything in a glass jar. When you wake up, take 2 tablespoons of it in a cup of hot or pure water.
8/Inhalation with essential oils
Perfect for: Clearing the airways
The recipe: in a bowl of hot water, add 5 drops of essential oil of Scots pine or eucalyptus. Put your face under a cloth and stand over the bowl. All you have to do is breathe in the vapors…