Thyme (ajwain) : It not only acts as an expectorant and antiseptic, but relieves bronchial spasms and dries up secretions. Make a thyme tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried thyme leaves in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.Drink up to 3 times a day
Honey and Onions Doesn’t sound too appetizing, but this cough remedy has thrived for generations in the Spanish Basque folk tradition. Overnight, soak a sliced onion in enough honey to cover it.The next day strain and discard the onion. Then dilute the honey with enough lime juice to reach the consistency of cough syrup.Take a tablespoonful at two hour intervals all day until your symptoms subside. The onion’s allicin, a powerful antibacterial chemical, may seep into the honey, which ahs has mild antibacterial effects in the throat.
Sweet ‘n’ Sour : 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon lime juice in a glass of warm water can help dissolve mucous in the throat.
Turmeric: Add a pinch of turmeric to a cup of hot milk with sugar candyjaggery to taste.
2 tablespoon tulsi leaf juice and a teaspoon of honey soothes a sore throat.
Soak almonds overnight. Remove their skin. Make a paste of these almonds with little butter and sugarjaggery. Very useful for a dry cough. Hot herbal tea with lemon and raspberry (jam, if fresh fruit is not available), drink as much as possible Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime for cough relief