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Last Modified on Dec 18, 2015

Honey, Lemon and Hydrogen Peroxide  

Posted by Aims (Kelowna, British Columbia) on 11/07/2014

I have used this honey lemon and Peroxide mixture and it worked so good for my 13 1/2 year old Retriever. I was just wondering how long I can continue using Peroxide on her for since I have seen a huge improvement since using it. Some people have said a couple drops a day in distilled water? I just don't want to overdose her.

Replied by Tara
You cannot 'od' on H2O2. Its just water with extra oxygen molecule. If you take too many too fast, it can hurt your stomach a little, or make you vomit. I have never heard of any other internal side effects accept these. I know Ted has other places on here where he talks about H2O2 or Oxygen therapy. The idea is to up the oral dosage to at least 25 or more drops in a glass 2-3 times a day. I can tell you that I personally do this every day for months now and still continue to up my dosage. Of course, I use food grade. Just a couple drops would be inconsequential and most likely not effective depending on weight and size. Maybe try to find his links for h2o2/oxygen therapy.

Honey, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice  
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Posted by Anna (Australia)

[YEA]  I find this good for coughs: equal parts of honey, pure olive oil and lemon juice. Sip tiny amounts when cough threatens.

Hydrogen Peroxide  
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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 05/28/2014

[YEA]  In recuperating from a bad cold with fever, I had a lingering cough because I felt like a tickle in my throat all the time. I was coughing so often that my lower ribs hurt.

So I took Hydrogen Peroxide (the regular 3% drugstore stuff) and watered it down, swished my mouth with it while breathing about 5-6 deep breaths by mouth while the liquid was there. Then I spit and rinsed. I did this a few times a day, and in a day or two the cough was gone and much mucous was expelled.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/25/2012

You can try this simple thing, if it doesn't help, it won't hurt: Put 1/4 cap or less of h2o2 (regular drug store stuff) in the cap, top up with plain water. Swish in mouth and breathe thru it some deep breaths (I do 6 cause Bill Monroe does 6 inhalations). Spit out. If you want, do it a few times a day. For me this helps andy respiratory ailments.

Also, we use grandma's remedy of breathing the fumes of a cut onion.

Posted by Heather (Colorado Springs, Co) on 11/02/2009

[YEA]  Inhaling H202 cured my kids coughs.

My family got the swine flu at the end of August. For 6 weeks we passed that thing around each of us getting it more than once. One son had it for 3 days each week for 4 weeks and one ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. We all got over the fever fine, but 4 were left with nasty coughs that just wouldn't quit. I tried AVC, but my kids hated it so much that they wouldn't drink it consistently, so I bought a nebulizer online and used half drugstore H202 (1-2 ml) and half water (1-2 ml) in the medicine cup. I had them each inhale for about 10 minutes 2 times per day.

Within 2 days they were 90% better, and the ones who still had a little cough were better in 3. And that was after coughing for 4-5 weeks. I think the little viruses were hiding in the lungs and then reappearing when they got their numbers back up. After I started the H202, no one had a reoccurence of the flu.

EC: More about Bill Munro's Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method here:

Posted by Jaxs (Nashua, Montana) on 09/26/2009

[YEA]  I have been coughing up phlegm for several years, particularly right after eating something...Recently I was exposed to something that really made me cough without much of anything coming up. My doctor gave me three neubulizer treatments of 1 cc of 3% hydrogen peroxide (food grade) mixed with 3cc's of a saline solution . This cleaned up the problem in three days, one treatment per day...I am now trying to get rid of the original phylem problem by using the neubulizer on a daily basis..

Posted by Wanda (Jackson, MO) on 03/01/2009

[YEA]  I did some experimenting on my own after reading numerous articles on H2O2 inhalation methods. I contracted some kind of virus that affected my lungs..with coughing spasms. I filled my cool mist humidifier with 1 gallon of reverse osmosis water and 2 ozs 35% food grade H2O2 and slept with this on thru the night for several nights. First thing I noticed, was that I was able to breathe considerably better with less coughing. This is strictly my own concoction.. I was desparate, as conventional medicine was not doing anything for me. Thought I would pass this remedy on.....

Posted by chris a. (san antonio, texas) on 01/04/2008

[YEA]  Hi just writing to let you all know that that I was looking for a remedy for Hep c and stumbled across H202. And ACV for high cholestrol. well i have been taking H2o2 as directed with a dropper. And i have noticed that this product cleared an annoying cough. The ACV helped out with the bad heartburn that i had. When the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob made this world he made it perfect. Praise the lord for the natural remedies that he has made. CGA, Sa,Tex

Posted by Marlene (Philadelphia, PA) on 07/13/2007

[YEA]  I have severe chronic asthma with chronic infections/coughing. I take Biaxin for lungs, but if I'm still coughing, I will gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide for the chronic coughing from the throat. When I do this, all coughing will stop and I will feel much better. Hope this note can help others.

Replied by Marci
Star City, IN
Is it ok to use hydrogen peroxide from the store for gargling or must I buy food grade?

EC: Unless otherwise specified, people usually use 3% drug store for gargling.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method  
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Posted by Izanna (Belfast, Maine/usa) on 03/30/2012

[YEA]  I have had a dry chronic cough for about 16 years that has disrupted my daily life. Nothing helped and I truly feared that I would finally "cough myself to death". I tried Bill Munro's inhalation of Hydrogen peroxide and.... IT WORKED. My cough stopped immediately the first time I tried it - and this is after years and years of constant cough. Okay, I didn't want to get too excited, maybe it was a fluke or psychological or the stars were just lined up correctly but I have been doing this for several days now and I have improved at least 95%. I hadn't stopped coughing, even for a few hours, in 16 years until now. If I'm exposed to a "trigger" like a strong scent I may cough but I can stop quickly. I cough in the morning - feel like I'm clearing out my lungs but then I stop. I have been inhaling about 5 times a day and using food grade H2O2 diluted less than 3%. I had exercise induced asthma attacks in the past that started this whole coughing nightmare and NOTHING has helped. Not inhalers, not cough meds, nothing helped. Mr. Munro I thank you. I feel confident that I will continue to improve - I can take DEEP breaths without succumbing to a coughing fit. TRY IT. TRY IT. It's cheap and simple so there is nothing to lose. PAX to all.

Ivy Leaf Syrup  
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Posted by John (Trumbull, CT) on 02/21/2009

[YEA]  Ivy Leaf Syrup cured my Cough/Bronchitis. I had been struggling with bronchitis/cough for about 2 months, so I turned to this website for solutions. I never heard of apple cider vinegar before and tried it (by making a tea with it as described by others), it definitely helped, but it did not cure me. However, after a visit to my local organic food and health store, I came across some stuff called Bronchial Soothe (its Ivy Leaf Syrup), this stuff is the best thing since sliced bread. After about 1 to 2 days my Bronchitis was cured. I could not believe how effective this stuff is! I now keep 1 to 2 bottles of it in the cabinet and reach for it every time I even think I may be developing a cough and Bang its gone! Just follow the directions on the box and hope this helps you as it helped me!

Lemon and Ginger Root  
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Posted by John (Milwaukee, WI) on 02/26/2006

[YEA]  juice of two lemons and a half-inch piece of ginger root; water to fill a mug; several squirts of honey to taste cures a nagging cough.

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Posted by Jamie (Santa Monica, California) on 01/05/2010

[YEA]  A few years ago I had a cough with tons of mucous that lasted for weeks on end. I felt terrible and fatigued all the time. I picked up an old herbal remedy book (sorry, can't remember the name) and read about Lobelia as a fast expectorant for coughs. I think I took 1-2 doses of lobelia (whatever was recommended on the bottle), enough to make me start gagging. That's when the fun began. I then threw up a ton of mucous from deep down in my lungs, mucous that was not coming up from my coughing. Well, my coughing stopped within a day of that (not fun) cure. Lobelia is an intense herb for a desperate situation.

Last spring I got a dry cough that did not quit. Since it was a dry, irritated cough I went another route: I took elderberry extract 2 times a day and also made a strong batch of garlic tea (entire garlic cube boiled in water for 15 minutes) that I drank a small amount of throughout the day. I also went to bed every night sucking on a natural cough lozenge. It took a few days of these remedies but my cough went away about 2 days later.

Looking Up Technique  

Posted by Maggie (Overland Park, Kansas) on 03/23/2013

Whether you're coughing from allergies, flu, a cold, or horrible reflux, it gets old. Your stomach muscles ache and you're so tired! The technique is to look up while coughing. The stomach muscles don't get engaged, so you don't use them. There's no jerking backwards motion anymore, keeping your back or sciatica from hurting during the cough. Try it! Cover your mouth though. Lol!

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Posted by Lisa M. (Long Island, Us) on 10/24/2014

[YEA]  I have had a cough for the past few weeks. Magnesium has really helped my lungs. I take it at night before going to sleep and haven't been waking up with coughing fits all night. Cough is slowly getting better.