7 Most Effective Home Remedies for Dry Cough

Cough in Adults

Cough Coughing is our body’s natural reflex through which our body protects our lungs from foreign irritants. The body gets rid of any irritant in the throat, lungs or airway passage through coughing. Again cough can be wet and dry. Dry cough mostly brings more discomfort than wet cough.

It often leads to dryness in the throat and sometime causes itchiness also.Instead of using medicines, herbal medications or home remedies always prove to the best and safest solutions. Home remedies show quick results and doesn’t damage your system overall. Here are the 7 most effective home remedies for dry cough.

Home Remedies For Dry Cough

Lukewarm Water With Salt 

This is probably one of the oldest home remedy for cough. Take a glass of water, warm it a bit and add about half a spoon to one teaspoon of salt to it.

warm water with salt

Gargle with this water. Do it as often as you need it. This remedy really soothes the throat.

Ginger With Honey 

Ginger has been known as a home remedy for cough since time immemorial. Take some fresh ginger juice and add 1-2 teaspoon of honey to it. Have this liquid for around thrice to four times a day and you will see the results for yourself.

Ginger and Honey

You can also peel some ginger, sprinkle some salt on it and chew on this for instant relief from dry cough. This remedy helps relieve the throat pain instantly. You can also try and add some ginger to your milk tea. Ginger tea helps relieve dry cough and soothes throat.

Black Pepper, Caraway Seeds And Salt 

Take some black pepper powder, add caraway seeds and salt to it. Now make a ball out of this and suck on it till you get some relief. You can also carry these small balls when you travel and get instant relief from dry cough.

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Turmeric With Honey

Honey And Turmeric

Turmeric has always been known for its medicinal and antiseptic nature. Take some turmeric powder and add around a teaspoon of honey to it. Take this two to three times a day. You can also have grape juice with some honey on a daily basis to get rid of dry cough. It helps strengthen lungs.

Raw Onion Juice 

Take a chopped onion and grind it. Now extract the onion juice. Now take 1-2 teaspoon of juice and add equal amount of honey to it. Keep this aside for around 3-4 hours. Let it settle down and take this mixture daily for two to three times a day.

Almonds With Butter And Sugar 


For this remedy, you need to soak 5-7 almonds overnight. In the morning, peel off the skin and make it into a paste. Now add 20 grams of sugar and equal amount of butter to the paste. Consume the paste twice or thrice daily. This remedy has also proven to be really effective.

Steam and Vapour 

Take a large container with water and heat it. Now with the help of a towel, cover your head and try to inhale the steam of the hot water. This remedy helps release the mucus in the throat, chest and nasal passage.