One of the annoying problems with a cold or flu is a cough. Even after one begins to feel better, a cough can linger and disrupt our sleep and life in general. Here are a few natural tips that help:

Wild Cherry Syrup
This is a delicious effective syrup that contains herbs that have been used historically for coughs, colds, and the flu. Ingredients: Chokecherries, Elderberries, Cherry tree bark, Ginger root, Raw Apple cider vinegar, Honey, Glycerine, purified water.

Armor Essential Oil
Armor utilizes some of the strongest anti infectious oils which help protect and promote sustained health through the cold and flu season. Armor supports the immune system, blood circulation, and respiratory system to aid with our body’s ability to expel mucus and eliminate parasites, toxins and infections. I find that it does help with coughs by just taking a couple drops.

Cough Tea
Cough tea helps to relieve the lungs of congestion and can soothe a sore throat. It loosens phlegm and calms bronchial spasm. The main herb is red clover blossoms which is known for helping coughs of all kinds. This tea is an old time remedy recommended in Back to Eden.

Acupressure
Pinch the middle finger between the middle joint and the joint that connects it to the hand. Hold pressure on this area until the cough subsides and continue to hold pressure for a while to keep from coughing. I have used this method many times in church or at other public places when I needed to stop coughing. I’ve also used this on my children when young to stop a cough.

Garlic
Peel a small garlic clove and place it in the back of the mouth on the gums. You can leave it in over night and it keeps a person from coughing throughout the night. Both my husband and I have done this many times and it works better than cough drops.

Chest Rub
Use a carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil. Add several drops of Tea Tree oil and Eucalyptus. Apply it to the chest and up the neck on the glands from the ear all the way down the throat.

I hope this has been helpful to you. The above suggestions can help relieve a cough, but you should also take something to fight the infection.

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Amy Willis M.H.
Master Herbalist
Amy is the Owner and Founder of Herbs4You. She is a Master Herbalist from the School of Natural Healing. Amy has 30 years experience with herbs and 15 years experience muscle testing.