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15 Home Remedies for Wet Cough

When you get a cough, it is often because pollen, dust, bacteria or viruses have made its way into your throat and irritated the airways. Many people will get some sort of a wet cough at some point during their lives, making it important for you to know how to treat one should the need arise. Home remedies for wet cough are great if you do not want to run off to the doctor every time that you begin to cough.

In this article, we will discuss 15 of the best home remedies for wet cough. We will detail a step-by-step guide on how to use each one 

1. Honey

There have been a few studies that suggest that honey could be more effective at treating your wet cough than most over the counter medicines. This even includes cough suppressant medicines such as the ones that include DM or DXM, the abbreviation for dextromethorphan.

There are also some studies that think that honey can help those with trouble sleeping, making this great for those who have coughs at night. Honey has antibacterial properties that may be able to treat the cause of the cough while putting a coat on the throat to stop irritation.

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Directions

  • Take a spoonful of honey when you get a persistent cough.
  • Mix the honey into your tea for a delicious, warm way to soothe your throat
  • Take more spoonfuls as needed.

2.  Probiotics

 Probiotics work well for a wet cough. They won’t necessarily stop a cough altogether, but they can help resolve any underlying issues that are causing this cough. The good bacteria found in probiotics can help inhibit flu and colds while also reducing one’s allergy to pollen. Probiotics can be combined with minerals and vitamins to make it even more effective. It is inexpensive as probiotics are cheap to buy in most stores.

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Directions

Take one probiotic one or two times per day. You will want to follow the directions that are written on the bottle for best results.

 3. Quercetin

 Quercetin stops the production of histamine. Histamine is one of the main drivers of allergic symptoms such as runny noses and coughs. It can interact with some medicines such as allergy medications and anti depressants, so be sure that your medicine does not interact before taking it. This is a pretty inexpensive way to treat a cough since Quercetin supplements are cheap in most health stores.

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Directions

  • Take the supplement one or two times daily. It all depends on what the suggested usage is on the label.
  • This makes it important that you read what the labels says before beginning.

4.  Bromelain

 Bromelain can be found in pineapples. It is an enzyme that coats the throat in a way much like honey, but it also does more. It can help stop inflammation and swelling which are caused by allergies by reducing the irritants that are in the throat.

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Directions

Take the bromelain supplements as directed. This could be up to twice per day. Read and follow the instructions for best results.

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Eat pineapple pieces. A single serving or two should do the trick.

5. Peppermint Essential Oil

 Peppermint is one of the most widely used ingredients for treating the symptoms of colds. This is because of the active ingredient, menthol, is soothing and is a great decongestant. Menthol is also good at thinning mucus and thereby works as an expectorant to break up and get rid of mucus. Dry coughs benefit from its soothing and calming effect.

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Directions

  • Stir in the peppermint essential oil with the pure coconut and the vegetable or olive oil. This oil will help carry the oil into the tooth and the skin around it.
  • Place the essential oils onto the affected area. The Peppermint essential oil will relieve the pain and swelling that comes with the tooth.

6. Slippery Elm

 Slippery elm has commonly been used to stop and soothe a cough and sore throat. It contains mucilage much like marshmallow does. This compound is excellent at absorbing into the throat. Slippery elm can affect how some medications are taken into the body, so make sure that you are waiting for the right period of time before taking it after taking other medications. You can also use it as an essential oil.

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Directions

  • Mix the Slippery elm essential oil with the vegetable oil. The vegetable oil will help carry the oil into the skin.
  • Dab the essential oils onto the affected area. The Slippery elm essential oil will work to relieve the pain and swelling that comes with the tooth.

7. Licorice Root Tea

Licorice is both an expectorant and a demulcent. This is able to help soothe your airways and inhibit your coughing while also thinning out the mucus causing the wet cough. Inflammation that is irritating your throat may also be reduced which also helps in the prevention and cessation of coughs. Avoid licorice root if you have kidney problems or are on steroids.

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Directions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Cover the licorice root with water.
  • Steep it for 10-15 minutes to make a tea
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily.

8. Steam

Steam is a classic way to get rid of a cough. The steam can hydrate a sore, dry throat, making it so that the irritation in your throat can cease. Steam is virtually free and it takes no effort at all to inhale it, making it one of the best remedies around.

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Directions

  • Turn the stove on and fill a pot with water.
  • Bring water to a near boil.
  • Breathe in the steam that comes off of it.

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  • Turn on a humidifier.
  • Breathe in the steam it produces.

9. Salt Water Gargle

Salt water is another classic remedy. It is able to relieve a lot of the discomfort caused by a wet cough. It is effective because when the salt level outside of the cells is higher than in your mucus membranes, water leaves the cells to balance the environment out. This means that swelling can go down and relieve your discomfort.

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  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 8 ounces of warm water

Directions

  • Heat warm water on a stove or in a microwave.
  • Stir sea salt into water until it has dissolved totally.
  • Gargle with the mixture for up to 15 seconds.
  • Spit it out and repeat the gargle with the remaining water.
  • Rinse with plain water when you are finished.

10. Thyme Tea

Thyme has been used for many, many years for its anti-microbial properties. It can assist in getting rid of the irritating microbes in your throat. It can also relax the muscles that open up your airways to reduce coughing. Thyme is easy to find in most stores.  This makes it a great, low-cost choice.

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  • Handful of fresh thyme sprigs or thyme tea
  • 8 ounces of fresh water
  • Honey or lemon (optional)

Directions

  • Bruise the thyme gently with a mortar and pestle.
  • Boil water.
  • Place the ingredient into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily, especially when the tooth hurts.

 11. Aloe Vera Juice 

Aloe is a powerful and potent anti-inflammatory. Because of its properties, you can reduce the swelling in the throat and relax the muscles to reduce the cough. This helps to also reduce the irritation that causes coughing. You can add honey into a glass of aloe juice or make aloe tea instead.

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Directions

  • Prepare water by boiling it.
  • Place the aloe vera into the bottom of the mug.
  • Cover the aloe vera with water.
  • Steep it for 10-15 minutes for a tasty tea.
  • Consume the whole cup up to twice daily.

12. Turmeric and Milk

Turmeric has been used for centuries because of its anti-inflammatory properties. This assists in the reduction of the inflammation in your throat caused by bacteria, dust or other irritants. By doing this, your cough can also be stopped. The milk in this combination helps to coat your throat, providing immediate relief from a scratchy cough.

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  • Turmeric
  • Milk of your choice, but whole milk will work the best

Directions

  • Heat up milk in the microwave or on the stove. Do this until it is warm but not hot.
  • Mix in turmeric.
  • Drink the treatment before bed or during a bad coughing fit.

13. Ginger Tea

Spices like ginger are classic cough remedies. Ginger is inexpensive and making ginger tea takes no effort at all.

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  • Ginger root
  • Water

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Place the ginger root into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Cover the ginger root with water.
  • Steep the tea for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup of tea up to twice a day or when it hurts.

14. Onion

Onions boast a high sulfur concentration which makes them an important ingredient for dry cough remedies. Drinking onion tea or a warm onion broth is an excellent way to get the onion into your body.

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  • One onion
  • Water

Directions

  • Chop up an onion.
  • Make water boil.
  • Place the onion into the bottom of the mug.
  • Drench the onion pieces with water.
  • Steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to twice daily.

15. Garlic

Garlic has both antibacterial and antimicrobial compounds that helps treat coughs. It is best served as a tea.

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Necessary items

  • One clove garlic
  • Water

Directions

  • Prepare water by boiling it.
  • Place the clove of garlic into the bottom of the mug or mix the ingredient in.
  • Cover the ingredient with water.
  • Let it steep it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drink the whole cup up to two times daily.

 Conclusion 

Wet coughs are bothersome and when they are persistent, you may begin feeling bad on a daily basis. Don’t run to the doctor straight away; instead, try out these natural home remedies for wet cough first.

Have you tried any of these home remedies for wet cough? Do you have a few tricks up your sleeve as well? Let us know about your experiences in the comments section below.

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