Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alicia's Red Onion Recipe
- Almond Paste or Butter
- Anise Seed Tincture for Nonproductive Cough
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne, Tomato Tea
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Wild Oregano
- Baking Soda Steam
- Black Beans
- Black Tea and Honey
- Cayenne, ACV and Baking Soda
- Cayenne, Garlic, Onion, Ginger
- Colloidal Silver
- Cough Syrup Recipe
- Dark Chocolate
- Dark Ground Coffee and Honey for Cough
- Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
- Essential Oil Therapy
- Flaxseed Tea
- Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
- Fresh Purple Cabbage Juice
- Garlic and Turmeric
- Garlic, Honey, Lime
- Garlic, Onion, Honey and Red Peppers
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Green Tea With Jasmine
- Heather's Cough Formula
- Homeopathic Remedy for Bronchitis
- Honey and Lemon
- Honey on the Chest
- Honey Tea and Toast With Apple Butter
- Honey With Black Pepper
- Honey, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method
- Ivy Leaf Syrup
- Jasmine Tea
- Lemon and Ginger Root
- Lemon Juice With Freshly Grated Ginger
- Lemon Juice, Honey and Eucalyptus Oil
- Looking Up Technique
- Menthol Salve
- Mullein Flower Tea
- Mustard Oil
- Mystery Remedy
- Natural Cough Syrup
- Olive Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon
- Oregano Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Pickle Juice
- Raw Uncooked Unfiltered Honey
- Remedies Needed
- Riboflavin B2
- Steam Inhalation
- Tea With Lemon
- Ted's Alkalizing Formula
- The Witches Brew Remedy
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Turmeric Spice
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Warm Milk
- White Vinegar and Honey
10/24/2012: Sillyca from Coastline Of-, Me: "We tried this this morning after my daughter was complaining of a cough that had just started. I had gotten flax seeds prior in anticipation of trying this out. I was busy getting my son ready for school and left the pot of water and..."
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[YEA] 09/29/2012: Uncle Richie from Chicago, Il, United States: "My wife caught a "flight cough", after flying for business.
Her cough was really nasty. Lasted about a week... I did a search and found this site. I had some golden flax seed. Boiled it up (you were right, it sure did take long, to thicken up).
I used: 2 cups of water, 1-1/2 tbs of golden flax seed. After it thickened, I strained the liquid out with a colander. Put a tbs of brown sugar in it.... Her cough has been pretty much silenced. She is finally sleeping. :)
I registered for the site... I will find it useful."
[YEA] 03/21/2010: Grannyguru from Oro Valley, Az, Usa: "Flaxseed tea cures those awful coughing spasms that won't stop until you gag. It stops them whether they are from a bad cold, or from other reasons, including the cough that comes from taking medicines for high blood pressure.
I got this from my doctor many years ago when I was pregnant and got a bad cold with a cough that wouldn't go away and would make me cough so hard my doctor was afraid I was going to lose the baby.
He was emphatic that I should only use whole flaxseed. Why, I have no idea. But he said it was something I could use as much as I wanted, because it had no bad side effects.
I gave this recipe to a friend who was coughing continuously from taking medicine for high blood pressure and then developed bronchitis where the cough just hung on and would not stop until she gagged, then would start again. Before she got the cold she complained about the constant hacking cough from the medicine to both her doctor and her pharmacist and both insisted there was NOTHING that could get rid of it, and she'd just have to learn to live with it.
She tried the flaxseed tea and the cough was almost immediately stopped, so she could get some sleep. She used it to stop the coughing for a day or two, and it COMPLETELY GOT RID OF THE COUGH. Even the cough that she had had from the high blood pressure medicine.
I've discovered that for the cough from the medicine you have to take it for a couple of days or so, and then the cough is gone...for months. If you keep taking the blood pressure medicine, then the cough will gradually come back (people describe an itch or tickle in their throat that starts it).. but once you again take the flax seed tea the cough goes away again... again for months.
With colds it works best with coughs after you have had the cold for a couple of days. That dry hacking cough that makes you cough and cough and cough until finally you gag.
Of course if you take vitamin c and other remedies when the cold starts, you may never need flaxseed tea.
But if you've ever had a cough like that, the tea is amazing.
You put about a tablespoon or so of whole dark brown flaxseeds (for some reason golden seeds do not work anywhere near as well) into 2 cups of water and boil it until it just begins to thicken. It will seem to take forever, then suddenly it thickens quickly, so the minute you notice it thickening, remove it from the heat.
Add lemon juice or vitamin c and sweetener, like grade b maple syrup, or even just sugar. Drink. I found I did not like it when it was thickened, but I could put it in a thermos and keep it by my bed, and it would break down into just a soothing liquid, but would work just as good as the thick syrup I didn't like.
And of course if you add honey and vitamin c it tastes like apple juice.
I put it out here because I realized a lot of people are being told there is NOTHING that can help the cough they get from taking high blood pressure medicine. Seems to me just the constant coughing is going to raise your blood pressure. In any case, it is not true that nothing can help that cough. Cough drops may seem to help but in the end they just make it worse and pretty soon you are always sucking on a cough drop, but coughing more and more. Flaxseed tea works immediately to stop the coughing, and then works to take the cough away...for months. Plus my doctor said back then that there was nothing that could hurt me ...or my unborn child.
So I thought I'd mention it here."
04/22/2010: Peter from Chicago, Il replies: "Do you drink the flaxseeds also ? or Just the liquid ?"
09/01/2010: Grannyguru from Oro Valley, Az replies: "You do not drink the seeds. You strain the seeds out of the mixture after it has boiled and begun to thicken. Discard the seeds. Pour the liquid into a thermos and add the honey and vitamin c, or freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice and maple syrup or whatever you want to use to sweeten it to taste. Tighten the lid on the thermos and shake it to mix it. Then just take drinks of it as needed."
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 01/08/2011: Janet from Phoenix, Az, Usa replies: "My husband used it once & slept all night without coughing. BUT, the cough was back next day & flax tea didn't do as much good. Just how much should one drink each time? A tbsp? A cup? He is 83 and it is wearing him down."
10/24/2012: Sillyca from Coastline Of-, Me replies: "We tried this this morning after my daughter was complaining of a cough that had just started. I had gotten flax seeds prior in anticipation of trying this out. I was busy getting my son ready for school and left the pot of water and boiled seeds in the pot- but gave her a spoonful of it with honey right after making it. I took about 24 minutes to boil it -and stopped just after it started getting stringy. It did start to boil over so I reduced the heat while stirring and just lifted the pot up a bit. I am waiting for it to break back down as it alone resembles raw egg white and is quite gloppy still with the seeds. I blended a bit with bananna and put it in the freezer to see if that would make a more palitable cure. I tried straining out the seeds just now and the mixture just sat in the strainer even when I tried pressing it through with a whisk. It did not strain at all. So what I did wrong was just not mix anything with what was leftover in the pot? I do like chewing on the raw seeds and have noticed a coaty or gluey consistency for ones that have been left on the teeth or gums. A merchant at a GNC store said flax seed oil also works for coughs."
Flour, Dry Mustard and Egg White
[YEA] 11/22/2007: C from Atlanta, Ga: "Cough and congested chest remedy. Three teaspoons of flour, one teaspoon of dry mustard and an egg white. My mom has a great remedy for a cough and chest cold. Three teaspoons of flour, one teaspoon of dry mustard and an egg white. Make a paste of theses ingredients. Then you should spread it on a white hankerchief or something very light weight and I assume dye free. YOu then should rub your chest with vaseline. (The paste is exothermic and can burn your chest.) After that you should place the hankerchier (with the paste foled inside) on your chest. Every so oftern chekc to see if you need to apply more vaseline (to prevent burning). Dress warmly when you rest and I promise when you wake up , you will be cough and chest-congestion free. My mother always did this for my nephew and I just did it for my 11 month old. He had congestion for a week, and the night I did this (after over the counter medicines) my son no longer had congestion or a cough. Try it. It really works."Replies
[YEA] 02/28/2013: Gerald from Columbus, Ohio replies: "This does work... I have used it before when I had cough that won't go away.
I followed the directions but I used a paper towel instead of cloth. Don't skip the part about vasoline on your chest... This will burn otherwise. The strange thing is that it does not heat up until after its been on your chest for awhile. Another suggestion I have is if you are planning to do this take the egg out of the icebox and let it come to room tempature. Otherwise it will be cold against your skin."
Fresh Purple Cabbage Juice
[YEA] 02/12/2007: Antonio from Miami, FL: "I suffer from severe acid reflux, and I was starting to cough much at night and at times during the day. I read on your very useful web site, about some one suffering from severe coughing [her name jill A. posted on 5/2/2006]. Well what I think got me almost rid of the coughing was this remedy i got from a book: fresh purple cabbage juice [10-13fl. oz [300-400ml] --sip it daily on an empty stomach [you can toss it in the blender with 10-13 oz. of water to get the juice out]. The book said to add also a hand full of fresh basil, marjoram, and/or oregano, which I did. I also used the jelly of aloe vera leaves, before every meal and before going to bed [chew on a small portion or blended as a shake and drink it."
[NAY] 10/09/2008: Leslie from Jamestown, NC: "I used garlic oil as a cough remedy, and it did not work. I soaked garlic in olive oil for 30 minutes, and then brushed the oil on my feet. I put socks on and went to bed. It did not help my cough at all, and it made me extremely thirsty the whole next day."Replies
12/31/2010: Matt from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa replies: "You need to let the garlic sit a couple days before its effective. What I do to speed the process up is put the garlic and oil in a blender for a minute then you can use immediately or I let it sit letting all the pieces and sediment settle at the bottom of a jar then use an eye dropper to suck out the amount of oil I need. You should also refrigerate as well as put in a dark bottle to increase shelf life. Oil I like best is sunflower seed oil."
01/02/2011: Aginto from Toronto, On replies: "Please be careful about mixing garlic and oil together to let sit for long periods. You can get botulism from that. Always crush your garlic with the flat side of your chopping knife and let it sit for 5 minutes before chopping any further or cooking with it. This increases the Allicin."
[YEA] 03/31/2007: Judy from Seattle, Washington: "My Dr. suggested adding 1 minced garlic clove to 1 tablespoon UNpetroleum jelly...apply to bottome of feet, wrap in plastic bag then put on socks...over night. This helped the bronchitis problems we were having. 1 night and I am much better"
[YEA] 10/26/2006: Nancy from Kingston, NY: "For the past month or so I have had a horrendous cough with watery eyes, sinus drip and tickling in my lungs. The coughs were sounding real bad - like honking almost. I did a search on the net and figured I would try the garlic before going to the doctor (fearing of course TB or cancer etc...) Well - after only 48 hours of chewing a piece of elephant garlic as soon as the tickling began -- the cough has greatly reduced!! This morning the tickling moved from one lung to the other -- and I'm still chasing it with the garlic. I have had Lymes twice and whatever this infection is - reminds me of Lymes in the way it seems to move around inside the body. Whatever this is can't escape the wonderful garlic fumes. I even dropped a few slices in my wine last night. IT WORKS!!! Thank you so much."
[YEA] 03/12/2006: James from New Orleans: "I didn't boil the garlic . I've read over and over that heat destroys the allicin. Anyway , I simply use a garlic press . It's a lot easier than chopping. I take it straight and chase it with lots of water . You can ball the pressed garlic up into a wad and take it like a pill. I was able to sleep last night without waking due to coughing. I took two medium sized cloves"
[YEA] Anonymous from Alabama: "I had a nagging cough for a long, long time. I drank the Garlic Tea and within two days I had stopped coughing almost altogether. I have given this remedy to a lot of my friends. Thank you so much. It really works!!"
[YEA] Yakal from Philippines: "The tea was great. It helped me from my misery. It helped me solve my problems. It also helped my friends:Charmelle and Zandro. Also try putting SUGAR. Thank you very much!"
Earth Clinic : "Marco, a well known soux chef in Santa Monica, California, gave us this simple soup recipe for nagging coughs. This is an old Mexican recipe from Marco's mother that aided him and his siblings' flu/cold recovery process.
Cut a garlic cube into quarters and add to two 2 quarts of H2O. Boil on low flame for at least one hour. Strain and sip slowly. Believe or not, this warm garlic soup has a very pleasant taste!
Caveats: The good news is that garlic kills off bacteria in the body. The bad news is that it also kills off the friendly bacteria. Thus - women especially - make sure you take acidophilus after consuming garlic soup, otherwise a yeast infection (aka candida) may ensue.
Click here to see all books on the healing properties of garlic."
[YEA] "By accident I was told that raw garlic was good for slimming so I went and bought some garlic, at the time I had a chronic cough, and it silence my cough all night, but I didn't not like the taste, So I will make garlic tea, or Soup sounds like a more tasty idea, thanks for the advice."
Garlic and Turmeric
[YEA] 12/07/2007: T.S.Rajah from Wimbledon, UK: "Take 250ml water, one medium crushed galic bulb and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Boil this mixture and reduce it to half. Add some honey and drink while warm sip by sip. It is a useful remedy for chronic cough."
Garlic, Honey, Lime
[YEA] 12/22/2008: Marcela from ealge mountain, utah, usa: "My son 7 years old and he had a bad cough the kind that would not let anyone sleep..i heard about the garlic honey and lime..i blended 6 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons of 100% bee honey and 2 big limes..this will last a few days..i gave my son 1 small tablespoon and right away calmed his coughing..he did not cough at all and when i heard him cough i gave hime another dosage..for three days i gave him this remedy and now he doesn't cough at all.."Replies
[YEA] 11/11/2010: Kara from Chatham, Ma replies: "My husband is from the moutains in Jamaica. When I was pregnant and could not have cough syrup, I learned this remedy from him. It works! You can make a thick syrup or tea. Something about the three ingredients together soothes the cough for hours."
01/09/2012: Anonymous from Arlington, Usa replies: "Do you use the juice of the 2 limes, or do you blend them whole with the garlic and honey? Thanks."