Man coughing Many a time we are plagued with a cough and sometimes the accompanying common cold. While there is no real over-the-counter cure for a common cold, we bring you some home remedies for a cough, which will most definitely ease out your throat and clear your chest.

Here are some home remedies:

  • Take a teaspoon of honey with a few drops of vodka or brandy before bed time
  • About 100gm of ginger should be cut into small pieces and boiled in a cup of water. It should then be strained and half a teaspoon of sugar added to it. Drink this while it is still hot.
  • Drink red raspberry, honey suckle or liquorice tea with honey
  • Add a gram of turmeric powder to a teaspoon of honey to cure a “dry” cough
  • Add two tablespoons of glycerin and two tablespoons of honey to the lemon juice. Take 1 teaspoon daily
  • Syrup of garlic should be taken in doses of 5 drops to a teaspoon 2 or 3 times daily
  • Syrup prepared by mixing a teaspoon of fresh radish with equal quantity of honey and a little rock salt also proves to be beneficial. This syrup should be taken thrice a day
  • Syrup prepared by mixing 10 drops each of almond oil, white onion juice and ginger juice should be taken thrice for a fortnight.