I had a hacking non stop cough for 3 weeks. The kind that makes you double over and kills your abs. I tried cough drops, doctor visit for pills, benadryl, lemon tea and ginger candy. Nothing worked and I was so worn out from lack of sleep. I had honey and white vinegar so i took a 1/3 cup of vinegar and a huge tablespoon of honey and heated it up slightly in the microwave and took a couple of sips.
I was not expecting it to work that quickly. It is amazing. I am not cured, but it gave me time to breath and I was able to sleep through the night and I sipped the vinegar as needed. amazing!
White Vinegar and Honey
How funny; I'm a real skeptic about home remedies, but ended up browsing your site after doing a search for cough cures.
Of course I didn't believe all these folks' claims that apple cider vinegar and honey helped their cough, but, well, since I've had this persistent cough for almost two months, I figured I'd give it a try.
Like another poster here, I only had regular white vinegar, so I used that (about 2/3 cup) and some honey (a big tablespoonful)...and was, predictably, quite surprised that it really did help! That uncontrollable cough reflex has gone and even the congestion in my nose cleared up. Pretty cool!
I'll be using this remedy (especially since I'm a freak and I actually do like the taste of vinegar and honey!) until I kick this cough completely.