How to get rid of a cough without cough medicine

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How to get rid of a cough without cough medicine (and stop coughing at night)

When you get the first signs of a Cough, there are measures you can put in place to treat it without using medicines from a pharmacist.  Of course, there are times that antibiotics and/or pain relief is required and you should always consider these whenever your loved one is unwell.  A trip to your GP just to make sure never hurt anyone.  Listening to a child or loved one cough all night does no one in the house any good.  So, how to get rid of a cough without cough medicine?

It is widely known that certain fruits can loosen mucus and phlegm and keeps the respiratory system healthy.  It contains bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme that aids in digesting protein.  Pineapple juice breaks down fats and also reduces inflammation.  It is literally THE most effective natural medicine for a cold or cough.  Click here to find out how you can stock up your natural medicine cabinet.

Ensure you seek medical advice before using either of these methods.

First, stock up your medicine cabinet with:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Manuka Honey
  • Fresh Ginger

Follow our guide:

For an adult:
  1. In a pan of boiling water, add a few large slices of fresh peeled ginger, squeeze the juice of a whole lemon and a whole orange.
  2. Lower the heat, cover the pan and let it simmer for half an hour.
  3. Pour the liquid into a cup to the halfway point, add a quarter of a cup of pineapple juice, add a large scoop of manuka honey.  Drink it as hot as you can take it.
  4. Store the rest of the liquid in a flask to have later on before bed.  We recommend you do not drink this more than twice a day (once in the morning and before bed should do the trick).
  5. Drinking hot ginger juice will help sweat toxins out of your body which is perfect for getting that cough, cold and flu virus out of your system.
  6. You can also try rubbing Vicks Vapour Rub into the soles of the feet before bed.  Just rub it onto the soles of the feet and toes and put on a pair of socks.
  7. For a natural way to deal with headaches associated with Coughs, Colds and Flu in adults, you can always try turmeric capsulesClick here to find out why turmeric is good to use for this purpose.  Before taking any form of medicine, you should always check and read the label to see if this is suitable for you.

For a child over the age of 1 year old (babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey):

Ensure you seek medical advice before using this method with a child.

  1. In a pan of boiling water, add 2 slices of fresh peeled ginger, squeeze the juice of half a lemon and half an orange.
  2. Lower the heat, cover the pan and let it simmer for half an hour.
  3. Pour the liquid into a cup to the halfway point, add a quarter of a cup of pineapple juice, add a large scoop of manuka honey.  Drink it as hot as you can take it.
  4. Store the rest of the liquid in a flask to have later on before bed.  We recommend you do not drink this more than twice a day (once in the morning and before bed should do the trick).
  5. Drinking hot ginger juice will help sweat toxins out of your body which is perfect for getting that cough, cold and flu virus out of your system.
  6. You can also try rubbing Vicks Vapour Rub into the soles of the feet before bed.  Just rub it onto the soles of the feet and toes and put on a pair of socks.
  7. Before taking any form of medicine, you should always check and read the label to see if this is suitable for you.
  8. If your baby has a cough, you should give plenty of fluids and rest.  You can use a saline spray to thin the mucus and secretions going into the throat.

Other things you can do:

  • Ensure the person is getting enough vitamin C.  Add vitamin C based foods to their diet (oranges, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi fruit, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower).
  • Check the room in which the person sleeps – if there is any damp, this could be the cause. Check inside wardrobes and on the underside of drawers.  It can also be caused if beds are too close to windows or walls.  Pull the bed away and check all of those areas. If you find damp, follow this guide.
  • Hoover the bedroom, dust and wipe down the skirting boards at least two hours prior to bedtime.  Take out any toys gathering dust including any under the bed (this can be one of the main causes of aggravating a cough).
  • Change the bedding (you should change your bedding at least once a week).
  • If possible, slightly elevate the bed by placing two books under the legs at the head of the bed (only do this slightly as you do not want the person to be uncomfortable or work their way to the bottom of the bed during the night).
  • Run a hot bath at least two hours prior to bedtime so that the person is not going to bed with wet hair.
  • Get some tissue and wipe some Vicks Vapour Rub on it.  Fold the tissue and place it inside the pillowcase (in the side that meets the mattress so that the head is not in direct contact with it).
  • Adjust the heating to ensure the room is not too hot but also that it is not too cold (too much heat and not enough heat can aggravate a cough too!)
  • If you wake during the night, put the kettle on and repeat the mixture.

For a natural way to deal with headaches associated with coughs and colds in adults, you can always try turmeric capsules. Turmeric has been used for centuries to treat infections, headaches, colds and other diseases.  Turmeric contains curcumin (a compound known to help reduce inflammation in the body).

Before using any form of treatment/medicines, you should always check with your GP and/or read the label to see if this is suitable for you.

Where did this remedy come from?

This guide is written with humble and very grateful thanks to Nurse Daphne Henry.  Daphne Wauchope came to England from Jamaica in 1960 with a friend when she was 27 to continue her training to be a nurse.  She studied midwifery in Jamaica and continued her training at Bethnal Green Hospital when she arrived in England.  Daphne Wauchope married Withel Henry in 1962 two years into her training.  Daphne and P (as he was affectionately called by his family) had six children whilst she tirelessly worked as a nurse for many hospitals including Hackney Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital and Chingford Hospital in Essex.

Daphne ended her nursing career in 1997 after 37 years of loyal service at the age of 64.

Whilst growing up in Jamaica, there was only one general hospital in the area where they lived.  When a family member became unwell, her mother Linette used fresh fruits and herbs from their garden to treat ailments.

Her mother Linette grew ginger, garlic, onion, aloe vera plants and every fruit and vegetable imaginable in their garden so that there would always be something she could use to help her family if they became unwell.

Daphne is now 88 years old and is still nursing her friends and family.  She has a natural remedy for everything, so we decided to bring them to life and share them with our readers.  We hope you use them and they bring treatment and good health to your loved ones.

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Click on the following guides to find out how to treat other conditions:

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Cold

Colic

 

How to stock up your natural medicine cabinet:

How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Asafoetida

Turmeric

Oranges

Curcumin

Beetroot

Onions

Garlic

Aloe Vera

Lemons

Pineapple

Manuka Honey

Coconut Oil

Ginger