Looking for a natural remedy to cure a chronic cough that you've had for weeks or even months? Well, you've come to the right place. After testing multiple home remedies and natural supplements for a cough that went on for 4 months, we finally found a lasting cure. If you are willing to make a few temporary changes to your diet and try an inexpensive herbal combination, your chronic cough may soon be history.
After battling a cough that started with a nasty virus in the fall and was still going strong at the end of December, and trying multiple supplements and home remedies to little or no avail, a friend told us to try an herbal concoction that has consistently cured him of any virus before it takes hold. This remedy was so powerful, our debilitating cough was cured in less than 24 hours!
What cured it? A dropperful (i.e., about 24 drops) of Echinacea and Goldenseal tincture in a small glass of water, taken 2-3 times a day. It's that simple. Not only does it work fast, but the tincture is inexpensive, costing less than $10 for a bottle! Search your local health food store or online for this inexpensive herbal combination. Echinace and Goldenseal combination is available in both tincture and capsule form. I bought mine on Amazon here.
What is Echinacea?
Echinacea is a coneflower in North America and known for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties. In ancient times, echinacea was used to treat blood poisoning, scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, and diphtheria. Today however, echinacea is used shorten the duration of colds and flu and to help ease the symptoms of a sore throat, cough, and fever. It is one of the most popular herbs available today.
What is Goldenseal?
Goldenseal is another powerhouse herb that comes from North America. It's a perennial herb in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae and is native to Eastern United States and Southeastern Canada. Like echinacea, goldenseal root is an herbal antibiotic and immune system enhancer.
Dietary Changes for a Chronic Cough
Prior to taking the herbal tincture, you might want to make 3 temporary but important changes to your diet that helped diminish extensive mucous production. These include eliminating sugar, gluten and dairy. As long as you can avoid these food items, your cough will be manageable. It takes less than a day to see improvement after making these dietary changes.
Additional Home Remedies for Coughing Fits
As you will reader below in our feedback section, Apple Cider Vinegar can also help chronic coughs. In our case, an apple cider vinegar drink was very helpful in reducing constant coughing fits and excessive mucus production, but it did not cure the chronic cough. We put 1-2 teaspoons of ACV in a mug filled with hot water and sip it slowly.
Steaming with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water was another helpful and simple remedy that helped soothe sore bronchial passages from constant coughing fits.
Keep reading below to find many more remedies that may help. If you have a different remedy that worked to cure a chronic cough, please share it with us!