3 Home Remedies to Help You Stop Coughing

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Winter is here, it’s flu season, and colds and coughs are all around us. It’s hard to get through the winter without catching a cough. Most of the time the cough lingers after you have recovered from the cold and you want to find ways to alleviate the discomfort. Here are three home remedies you can try to soothe your throat and cough.

Salt Water Gargle

Mix half a teaspoon of table salt with eight ounces of warm water and gargle for as long as you can. It doesn’t taste so nice but it will kill bacteria, loosen up the mucus, and lower your pain.

Hot Bath or Shower

A hot bath and shower are known for helping you to de-stress after a long day of work, and the steam can also help your cold and cough. It can open up your sinuses and dilute the mucus buildup, responsible for your cough.

Ginger and Honey Tea

Both ginger and honey have remedy properties for cough and cold. Ginger root also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and honey is very soothing to the throat. Brew a ginger tea bag and add some honey and reap both their benefits.