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Natural Remedies for Cough and Cold

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Onion Treatment for Coughs

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Onion
  • Honey or sugar

Cut an onion in half and cover each half of the cut with honey, brown sugar, or another sugar. Then just set the sugar=coated onion aside for an hour. A syrup will form on that surface, and this should be taken just like cough syrup. Repeat as needed until your cough goes away.

[YEA]  01/22/2006: Seema from UK: "peel one large onion and cut in in half, put a half a tablespoon of brown sugar on to each half of the onion, and cover it, let it stand for an hour. The syrup relish should be taken at least twice a day. It works wonders."


[YEA]  11/15/2005: Sharon from Victoria, Australia: "I have stumbled across a remedy for coughs and bronchitis. slice an onion and place in bowl layer with pure honey, leave sit for an hour or so, this will yield a syrup. Have a teaspoon every 15 minutes until coughing chest soreness subsides."


Oregano Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

03/11/2013: Jholl from Louisville, Kentucky: "I have been battling a bad cough/cold for about two weeks. I have taken grapefruit seed extract (in pill form) for it and slippery elm to relieve the throat irritation, and apple cider vinegar to help stop the cough. Also, I have taken lysine to help clear it. I did that faithfully for several days and thought I'd kicked it. So, I slacked off for most of a day. Big mistake. It came back.

After continuing the previous protocol, I finally dug out the oil of oregano. I am substituting the that for the GSE. I am much better, much faster too! As an added bonus, I finally slept through the night.

Another huge hint on taking the oil of oregano. Here is what I have learned to do. Fix a glass of water with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon or so of honey, and probably a teaspoon or more of baking soda. Stir it up and put about 5 or six drops of the oil of oregano under your tongue. Then let it sit a minute or so and then drink the glass mixture. It will prevent the overwhelming icky taste from gagging you out and yet you will still get all the benefits! ( I believe the baking soda helps neutralize the acidity a bit.)

I hope this helps someone out there. This is working very well for me and has stopped my cough. It is breaking up and I feel sooo much better. What little cough there is, is finally productive and not that nagging dry stuff that rips you apart."


[YEA]  12/03/2006: Jennifer from Albuquerque, NM: "I tried ACV, the spicy tomato tea, the onion halves with brown sugar, and the garlic soup. Especially the tomato tea and ACV brought some temporary relief from a month-long cough and sinus congestion that I'd had almost as long. As far as I'm concerned, though, the #1 choice and remedy should be Oil of Oregano. I bought a jar last Tues. and began taking three per day with meals. I am so encouraged and feel at least 95% well again. After doing some research on it I now know that this is an amazing product! Perhaps it doesn't work the same for everyone but it has done so much for me in six days. I've also been using a good quality colloidal silver in a nasal spray bottle. This has probably worked alongside the Oil of Oregano for the sinus congestion. It cured a month-long cough/bronchitis and sinus congestion. I'm wondering now if I could have increased the dosage of Oil of Oregano to say four a day. I've stayed at 3/day since I couldn't find any info. to let me know if more would be too much of a good thing. Any thoughts on that?"


Parsley

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  Kathryn from Owings, MD: "Parsley and spinach tea cured mucus dribbling down throat and mucus cough.This cough with mucus can lead to bronchitis. Point is to keep mucous up in head, throat area. Throw bunch parsley and fresh spinach into a quart pot and simmer like a tea. Strain and drink as often as you wish. Will get rid of mucus if no other complication."


Passaflora

09/24/2012: Jake from Chicago: "You might give passaflora a try - supposed to be good to stop a cough."


Peppermint Oil

Approval Ratings
WARNING! (1)
100%

[WARNING!]  05/08/2009: Faith from Pj, Selangor Malaysia: "I had a horrible reaction to taking a reputable brand of organic peppermint oil (one drop) in a quarter cup of water to stop a cough. Immediately upon drinking I began to feel dizzy and almost passed out. The dizziness and weakness lasted approximately two weeks and about four days respectively. It didn't help my cough either."


Pickle Juice

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/07/2006: Shirley from VA: "I tried Claussen Kosher Dill Pickle Juice. After reading your other post .. I tried to find something with vinegar.. I could not stop coughing badly..found pickle juice, the kind that is found in chiller section at the store.. this also has garlic in it..Work within seconds have been taking little sips. That is all as it is high in salt.. but that seems to be clearing congestion as well."


Raw Uncooked Unfiltered Honey

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  03/12/2006: Larry from RANCHO CORDOVA CA: "I used raw uncooked unfiltered honey on a watered down cotton swab as far back as possible in each nostril. alleluya!!i am a 51 year old male and get a yearly cough during the winter months that can last 1 to 3 weeks. sometimes it is bacterial with greenies at the start but most of the duration after that is just the clear sinus dranage that goes on for days after and some may be due to allergies of spring. this cough is the kind that is most severe in the nightime hours. the logic i used is that the cough was more of a gag reflex from the nasal drip and i thought if i good change the chemistry of the nasal drip closer to the source befor it reached my throat it may work plus the aromatic qualities being as close to the source may help. i also wanted something that would last . i figured it is almost as thick as vick's vapo rub so vhala miraculous discovery. the night i used a small amount it lasted about 2-3 hours so i got up and put more on the second dose. the 2nd-3rd night i used a healthy size swab dose at 10-30pm and slept till 6am by the fourth day i stopped and the cough was gone. unreal!!!!!!! at first appox 5-10 minutes it feels slightly irratible but no more than water from a swimming pool going up your nose. it worked for me but i am not recomending it to anyone, but please please if you try it let me know how it worked: tunaman40@aol. best of health to all"


Remedies Needed

09/09/2012: Sarah from New York City, New York: "I've had a runny nose and a cough for 4 days now. I can't get rid of it. Does anyone have any tips???"

Replies
09/09/2012: Ana Maria from Waterbury, Ct replies: "Runny nose and cough- I use a teaspoon of honey with apple cider vinegar 2 to 3 times a day. Other option would be a teaspoon of mesosilver but read about it before deciding to use."
09/10/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "And/or same but with lemon juice."
09/10/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "What I mean is: honey and lemon juice works just as well. (We put them into a hot rose hip/hibiscus tea). And yes, it works best when taken a couple of times a day."


12/19/2011: Rebel from Somewhere, Usa: "So my whole family got sick and I always use natural remedies. But this time nothing worked for my 6 year old son. He coughed to the point that I thought he was going to blow a lung and he even threw up a couple of times cough was so bad. I tried honey, cough drops, cool mist vaporizor, vicks on chest soles of feet, every over the counter cough syrup . NOTHING and I mean nothing would work.

THIS PART IS IMPORTANT!!! Medical doctors no longer prescribe cough meds for children and the over the counter ones was worthless. I have got about six different kinds in my cabinet. My child was coughing to the point of being blue in the face. After talking to doc to no avail and every pharmacy in town to know avail. I took to the internet and found since NO PRESCIPTION FOR COUGH was availiable anymore. That children need breathing treatments and steroids.

Now check this out! Yea, I do all the work and research to get my child help. Then I have to take him back to med doc and tell him what I researced and pay him $50.00 for a visit and get prescription written. My son not even 24 hours on breathing treatment and steroids is a lot better already. At least 40% better. Seems INFLAMMATION is the root of all of this coughing mess. And breathing treatment soothes the bronchial tubes and steroids reduce swelling to allow mucus ( Post nasal drip ) not to be as irritating to the throat.

Now I looked high and low on here and every other natural remedy website and could not find a cure for this chronic cough. I LOVE EARTHCLINIC and have used many of these remedies with sucess. But there was not much info on here about SWELLING and INFLAMMATION. I myself had to be put on steroids and antibotics because of ear infection. SWELLING/ INFLAMED.

I can cure myself with garlic most of the time and get rid of congestion and fever and what not. But inflammation and the clear fluids that will not go away or drain properly, I need help with. People with knowledge about this please inform me on this subject. I just could not take seeing my son in that condition."

Replies
12/21/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Rebel, did you try otc Tylenol? Advil? which may be a good short-term solution. Try some homeopathic product advertised specifically for allergies/inflammation, I use Hylands "Belladonna" with little results (I probably don't take enough). Magnesium is a good detoxifier and relaxer of body & mind. Vit-C would also help and works good w/ Mag. Use as label suggest.

From the natural foods pantry, fish, flax, borage, evening primrose, sunflower, safflower oil 2 spoons every day will lower the entire inflammatory action in the body. An even more potent oil designed specifically for more severe cases of inflammation is the patent product Celadrin. I have had extremely good results with only one softgel daily. It is much more powerful than any of the oils previously listed, but it is recommended to not discontinue using them as they both work best together. The herb Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory, use with food or take caps daily. I have the Turmeric/Ginger caps on my get list for inflammation.

Also look for any air-born allergen or toxin he might be exposed to. Improve indoor air quality.

Hope this helps and good luck."


06/23/2011: Oliveo from Toronto, Canada: "Hello everyone. I started a detox program two months ago and since then I have had a persistent dry cough that is driving me and everyone around me nuts. It has gone away a couple times only to return again full force. My naturopath said it was due to detox, but nothing is coming up. It's a dry cough. I got a chest X-ray and my lungs checked and they are normal and clear. I don't want this to go on indefinitely. I take ACV every day and it's not helping. Any other ideas on how I can stop it? Thank you."

Replies
06/23/2011: Linda from New Brockton, Al, Usa replies: "check flax seed tea for cough on an earlier post."
06/24/2011: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Would you be willing to try acupuncture or Chinese herbs? That helped me. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, that can be an indication that the chi is too weak for the cough to be productive, meaning, it's trying to do its work which is why it's persistent but the power of the body is too weak for it to produce the effects. Hope this helps."


04/12/2011: Ellen from Charlotte, Nc: "I have been suffering from extreme seasonal allergies for 3-4 weeks. After the first week, my sinuses closed up completely, I tried sea salt irrigation and organic unfiltered ACV and nothing seemed to work. I finally went to the doctor and was prescribed azithromycin for a sinus infection.

While I hate antibiotics and try to never take them, I was desperate and needed to go back to work so gave them a try. Since finishing the antibiotics, I have had a horrible cough I can't get rid of as well as low grade fever and aches and pains. Every night, I wake up in the middle of the night for 1-2 hours in order to cough up white mucus. When I get home and try to nap, I sleep for ~45 minutes before waking up with a cough again. I also cough intermittently during the day, but not as badly. When I have a coughing fit, I start wheezing and feel as if I can't breathe.

It started as allergies but now is so much worse. If you can give me any advice, it would mean the world to me.

Many Thanks for Any Help"

Replies
04/13/2011: Sandy from Lancs, Uk replies: "Ellen, I am having the exact same thing happen to me. I have put it down to an allergic reaction to the antibiotic I was taking - Erythromycin. I took it for 3 days a couple of weeks ago and started with the same horrendous cough, aching and waking up in the night, just as you decribe. Then I realised I had reacted like this once before after taking the same antibiotic and made the connection as being the cause of the cough, so I stopped taking it. For the first day or two, I felt like I was coughing up pure salt and that the antibiotic was drying out my system. I drank copious amounts of water for the first couple of days.

I have been using acupressure points on "yinyanghouse.com" which have helped me greatly. If you type in "white sputum" in the search engine, it tells you the cause in traditional chinese medicine terms and which points to press. There are diagrams etc and it may be a bit baffling at first but using these points are very beneficial. Failing that you could go to an Acupuncturist. I have also been taking a bronchial balm and a teaspoon of turmeric and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in half a cup of water, twice a day. This has also helped a lot. On top of that I am inhaling eucalyptus oil and taking vitamin C. I am still wheezing but am getting better every day. I hope you get well soon."


02/08/2011: Dice from Seiling, Ok: "I have had a cough that will result in passing out for 5 yrs now. I found out about 4 yrs ago that it was acid reflux causing the cough. I was put on omeprazole 20 mg two caps a day. This did not stop the cough, I asked if it was my blood pressure meds I was taking HCTZ 12. 5 mg/Lisinopril 20mg and was adv. It was not. They did not try changing the b/p meds just said no. They uped the omeprazole to 4 caps a day instead. The cough did not go away. But in the mean time I suffered a back injury which I take hydrocodone 7.5 mg for. Funny thing happened, the cough went away. When I stop taking the hydrocodone it comes back. They don't pay any attention to that though. I don't want to take hydrocodone all the time. What can I do? I am on a limited income and have to go to the veterans hospital to see a doctor, no other option."

EC: For those interested in learning more about hydrocodone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocodone

Replies
11/10/2011: Sheriyq from Newark, Ca replies: "It's the LISINOPRIL! My husband, mother, father and many other friends have all been affected by LISINOPRIL causing a nagging, dry, hacking cough. Change meds and it might do the trick. It's been 9 months since you posted, so maybe you've found your answer by now - I certainly hope so."


11/07/2010: Deann from Lubbock, Texas Usa: "Does anyone have a remedy for this persistant cough from inhaling volcano ash dust in Hawaii?"






 



 

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