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Ruth asks…

Home remedies for coughing?

Does any1 have home remedies 4 coughing?

vti answers:

I have not tried this

Garlic cough syrup

2 oz. Garlic cloves
1/2 litre (1 pint) water
1 Tbls. White vinegar
3/4 cup honey

Crush or mince garlic.

Boil water and pour over the garlic.

Leave in a cool place overnight.

Strain and add vinegar and honey.

Sip 1 Tablespoon three times a day.

Healthy Hot Lemon Drink

½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. Maple syrup (optional)
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

Mix in a mug and serve.

Hot Apple a Day Toddy

1 cup freshly pressed apple juice
1 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 TBSP maple syrup
1 ½ tsp freshly ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg

Heat the first four ingredients in a saucepan over medium low heat until just about boiling. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg and pour into a mug. Garnish with a whole cinnamon stick.

David asks…

Home remedies for cough?

I am coughing for two days, but i can’t go to a doctor because he is not working on weekends… What are some good home remedies for that?

vti answers:

Hi Jelena,

Cough is a very common medical problem. You have not stated your age or the type of cough. Productive coughs (coughs which result in the production of phlegm or sputum) are generally due to chest infections or old age (heart failure). There is no evidence of your age in your question but my gut feeling is that you are young and therefore you are not in heart failure.

If you have an elevated temperature and your cough is productive you will do well to see a doctor as I am guessing that you have a chest infection.

If you have an irritating cough which is not productive you probably have an allergy or have been exposed to one or more irritants.

If it is an allergy problem then you need to take an anti histamine. If you have been exposed to an irritant like smoke or dust then you need to rest and keep warm. Drink plenty of water. Good luck.

Robert asks…

home remedies to relive coughing?

I have had a cough for 3-4 days now. Coughing up mucus and everything and Im tired of trying syrups…Any good home remedies??
Thanks for the tips, Ill try them for sure.

vti answers:

Well this does work but not all of the time, try a spoon full of salt not too much but a almost a spoon ful then drink some warm water or room tempurature water. It helps the cough go away but not for too long try it.also drinking cold stuff doesnt help and niether does taking in big deep breath they will just make you cough more.also hummidity helps make the cough lighter and less painfull so you should buy a hummidifyer and put it neer your bed at night it helps everytime you breath in and by the next day thier should be a big difference preferably “vix vapor” not the vapor rub.Avoid dairy products, meats, and fried foods since They increase the production of mucus. Try to eat spicy foods, such as hot peppers because they help break up mucus so it is easier to expectorate.A hot bath or shower will soothe irritated airways and loosen sinus congestion so good luck. Also try not talking too much or too loudly less stress on your cough. You shoul also try to eat things with more iron so they can hgelp get rid of cough and reduce the possibility of getting it agian. Abviously stop smoking if you already do and stay away from any smoke.Studies have shown that honey can treat coughs more effectively than over-the-counter medicines. “Mix with a little warm water or put into some non-caffeinated herbal tea “good luck hope you feel better

Nancy asks…

home remedies to treat coughing..?

i been up for the past 3 nights coughing im fine during the day, but at night when i lay down i get the tickle in my throat and the urge to cough 🙁 . its 5:00 in the morning and i didnt sleep at all yet, hopefully someone can help me out ! :(.


sleeping on a recliner
elevating my head
night quil
hot soup

please & thank you..

vti answers:

The following works for sinus, cold, running nose, sore throat and strep throat, when the throat is hurting and lot of other conditions.

The most visible thing about sinus is swelling. In case of cold, sore throat, strep throat also swelling is there but to some less extent then it is visible in sinus.

Sinus, cold and sore throat usually happen in the following situations –

– Change of season, drinking lot of water after exercises, when u get up in the morning, after swimming, after having first sex, kissing, first time smoking etc.

The reason – The body has limited capacity to store water in places other hen cells and in blood systems. When we suddenly drink lot of water, that must be stored in the cells within a short period. If that does not happen the body tries to lose water through frequent urination, running nose, cough etc. This excess water is stored in layers of skin or muscles. This stored water outside cells reduces the cell metabolism drastically. That also causes the immune system to be done causing the bacteria growth. That does not need antibiotics. All it needs is reabsorption of that water in cells or blood system. That is possible only by reducing the water intake temporarily.

During winters the cells of our body stores less water. This is evident from frequent loss of water from body throuhurination. Normally.

Another thing that needs explanation is – why does sore throat happens in the morning often. The cellular metabolism is at 5 to 10% during sleep. So the excess water stored between layers of skin and muscles causes the metabolism to fall below the minimum threshold limit. That reduces the immune capacity of the body drastically.

The same thing happens after swimming the body is heated up and cooled at the same time. It a person allows sweating after a swimming session and does not drink water or does not take a shower in cold water sore throat may not happen.

After having first sex, kissing, first time smoking people tend to either overeat, drink lot of water and sleep immediately so sinus or sore throat happens.

The easier way out is to allow body to sweat for 1 or 2 hour by increasing the body temperature but not drinking water or other fluids for may be 1 hour after that. But since cell metabolism is low during this period of cold and sinus, a person will seem to be excessively thirsty even after a short session of small exercise. Thru cell metabolism the water is transferred to blood system. If that happens at a rate slower then required rate the cells may overheat causing excessive thirst.

The other easy way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours. This helps in lot of other ailments. One can do it when one is indoors. It improves the immune system. It ensures that body’s control systems work properly.

In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.

Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.

During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.

The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.

The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.

That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.

So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.

So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The benefits of drinking lot of water is over hyped. So when winter starts to set in, people still force drink more water. Same thing happens when summer is setting in. As soon as summer comfort is there on increases the water intake drastically. But the cells of the body still does not need that excess supply of water.

George asks…

anyone know of any home remedies for cough?

vti answers:

Natural remedies are very effective to relieve health hazards. They are easy to use, natural and friendly to human body with minimum or negligible side effects. Some home made natural remedies regarding cough are mention here. Hopefully they will help you.
•Take one tea spoon of pure honey and add a pinch of grounded white pepper and use it twice a day.
•Drinking red raspberry, honey suckle, or liquor ice tea with honey is helpful in treating cough in 2-3 days.
•Cough syrup prepared from baked onion juice, comfrey tea, and honey. Drink it daily and your cough will subside soon.
•Take some garlic and boil them in water then drink it.
•Take some garlic pieces and then boil it in water you can add some sugar, lemon and honey to it and drink it.
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