First published August 2, 2021, 5:14 p.m. IST

Coughing is a common reflex that occurs when phlegm drains. In order to treat cough the most, you need to first find out if it is dry or productive.

Who doesn’t love a light crackle in the air? (Sniff, sniff) Or a cool breeze? (Cough cough). We get it, definitely not someone who has a sudden attack of flu. Even a small cough can bring your life to a standstill, but know that changeable weather isn’t the only cause of your misery.

Coughing is a common reflex that occurs when mucus or extraneous irritants drain into the throat. Once we have throat itchiness, we look for common home remedies for coughs or traditional quick fixes to relieve cough symptoms. Try these 5 effective home remedies for coughs (dry and wet coughs) that can help you feel better.

Turmeric Milk: You should drink a glass of milk with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric twice a day to clear your throat. Another home remedy for stubborn coughs is to add garlic to the above mixture. Just boil a clove of garlic with milk, then add a pinch of turmeric. This drink is an ideal cough treatment as it will help heal and soothe your throat. You can even add ginger in place of garlic, both of which work equally well. Gargle with turmeric water several times a day to relieve the constant cough.

Black pepper: For a productive cough, black pepper is the simplest home remedy. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper with desighee and take it on a full stomach.

Honey, mulethi, cinnamon: A mixture of 1/4 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon mulethi powder and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon with water twice a day in the morning and evening works wonders.

Spiced Tea: Of course, a warm cup of spiced tea is a great way to get rid of a strong cough. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder, a pinch of cinnamon and a few cloves.

Pomegranate juice for children: This is an excellent tool for children. You could give them a mixture of 1/2 cup of pomegranate juice, a pinch of ginger powder, and pippali powder.

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