Hey friends, how have you been? I have been pretty good here!

I started a series about natural/home remedies for few common medical conditions and we kicked off with natural remedies for treating stomach ulcers, and Home Remedies for treating Diarrhea in case you missed it kindly check it and tell a friend

I am sure you must have one point or another had to deal with cough. Don’t you think it would be easing to discover a treatment for your cough that has nothing to do with the pharmacy or buying drugs? Keep reading…

You may have wondered what a cough is really. Well a coughs is one of the natural way to clear your throat and it could also be a sign of infection. Whichever, a cough lasting more than two weeks should be reported to a doctor for evaluation and diagnosis.

So, here are the home/natural remedies for cough;

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with warm water and Drink the mixture 2-3 times daily. Honey provides a soothing relief while lemon and warm water helps to decongest your chest.
  • Eat/drink pineapple (you can make it into a smoothie) and take up to 104mls about 2-3 times daily. It helps to decongest the chest by smothering the mucus in the throat. It also helps to suppress cough and can also help to relief sinusitis (blocked nostrils) because it contains an enzyme called bromelain which is a cough suppressant. Although this should be taken with caution when you are on antibiotics or better still, talk to your healthcare professionals.
  • Peppermint leaves or anything that contains menthol such as TomTom can be used by making a peppermint drink/tea or licking “TomTom”. You can also add it to warm water and drink it as you can tolerate.
  • You can also inhale menthol or peppermint by adding ointment or fluids containing menthol to warm water in a bowl, drape a towel over your head and intake the steam. A good example of a fluid containing menthol is silver bird.
  • Mix ¼ – ½ teaspoon of salt with 235 mls of warm water and gargle it! It can help to ease itchy throat hence, relieves you of cough.
  • Crush your thyme leaves( yes, the same thyme we use in cooking), 2 teaspoons of the crushed thyme leaves and add 1 cup of boiling water. Cover the mixture and allow it for 10 minutes, strain it and drink it warm
  • Drink plenty fluids to stay hydrated and wash your hand frequently!

If cough persist after 2 weeks, please talk to your caregiver!

I heard the home remedies are more than I listed, kindly give me any other one(s) you know and I didn’t mention here. I look forward to your contributions. Kindly like and share the post with a friend if you found it helpful!


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Adenike Oladimeji


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I am The Sent Nurse,My real name is Adenike Oladmeji. I refer to myself as “the sent nurse” because I strongly believe I have an assignment not just as a regular nurse but to care for people in their lowest state beyond the physical needs. Also most of my patients fondly call me "the sent nurse"because of the way I have cared for them. The peculiarity of my profession for me is that it has moved beyond being just a nurse that takes care of the body, but one that takes care of the soul/mind and spirit of a human being. I care for the threefold man – the body, the soul/mind and the spirit. I am a very proud and enthusiastic registered nurse, and I currently practice with Roding Healthcare in Lagos, Nigeria. Added to my skill and expertise in taking care of your soul / mind, I am also a certified emotional intelligence, health/wellness and life coach. To further carry my message and passion for both my calling/profession and the three-fold man, I own a blog (www.thesentnurse.com) that focuses on faith and health related topics and discussions. I also speak at events, conferences and seminars, both Nationwide and Internationally. As an entrepreneur, I manage the operations of Ewaade beauty store (@ewaadebeautystore) , a beauty store that operates majorly via social media, providing quality cosmetics and beauty products to every female of all levels. At Ewaade beauty store, enhancing your true beauty is our goal because we believe there is no flaw in you (you are altogether beautiful). We provide you a balance of the best quality and cheapest prices.

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