We know that the cold, flu is going around and it has a terrible cough with it. Found this article from the Old Farmers’ almanac about home remedies for the cough. See what you think.
Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying. Some of these natural remedies can provide great relief from a cough—especially when you’re having difficulty sleeping!
Natural Remedies to Relieve Coughs
Lemon juice, sweetened with loaf or crushed sugar, will relieve a cough. –The 1852 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Find more household uses for lemons.
The root of sweet flag was often powdered or sliced and used as a ginger substitute or throat lozenge.
Mullein with his large, soft leaves makes a wonderful flower tea. (As an aside, it’s fluffy, absorbent leaves have also been used for toilet paper in a pinch!)
Catnip tea helps reduce mucus.
To suppress a night cough, put 1 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon sugar into a mug. Pour in boiling water and let steep. The pepper will settle to the bottom. Sip, as needed.
Horehound drops, made with the extract of the leaves of the bitter mint Marrubium vulgare, can be combined with honey for a soothing cough drop, or served as a tea with lemon.
Hot and spicy foods act as expectorants, loosening up the lungs’ secretions.
A reader told us that a teaspoon of mustard will relieve a cough for up to four hours. See if it works for you!
Some of these natural remedies might also be helpful to relieve anxiety and stress.
Folk Remedies for a Cough: The Dirt Cure VERY INTERESTING… I don’t know if it works or not.
Now here’s a cure for a severe winter cough that comes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac archives: The Dirt Cure! Here’s how it works:
Find a piece of land covered with bushes and small stones.
When the land has a foot of snow but is not frozen solid, shovel off the snow.
Then cut down the bushes and dig out the stones, turning up fresh and pure soil.
Bring fistfuls of soil to your face and inhale the scent of fresh earth.
Continue until you have cleared half an acre, and you will find yourself strong and hale, and entirely rid of your cough!
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/home-remedies-cough-relief
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365