A cure for the annoying cough?

My husband still has this annoying cough.  The one that’s been hanging around for a few months now.  (I know, I think he needs to go to the Doctor too, but…)

It’s a frustrating situation actually.  You don’t feel sick, and most of the time its unnoticeable, but every once in a while, it comes back with a vengeance, just to remind you, it’s not gone yet!

But I think I found something!  I found it on Pinterest!  I was cruising around, looking at recipes, and I came across a home remedy for the “hacking cough”!

It has 4 ingredients. Simple enough.  I have all of the ingredients. Why not give it a try!

Apple Cider Vinegar – Honey – Ginger  Cayenne…and some water


  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Dissolve cayenne and ginger in cider vinegar and water.  Add honey and shake (stir) well.  Take 1 Tablespoon as needed for cough.

A few nights ago, as he was experiencing a non-stop coughing episode, I mentioned my new find, and asked him if he was interested.

At that point, he was willing to give just about anything a try.

I mixed up a batch, gave it to him, and it actually helped!  It calmed down the cough, and cut through all the yucky stuff lingering in his throat.

It’s safe, (although not for children 1 and under) it’s effective, and it doesn’t taste as bad as the nasty over the counter cough syrup that usually doesn’t work anyway!

He calls it “liquid fire“.  I call it relief.  And quite possibly a cure for this annoying cough!

P.S.:  You can find this “recipe” and others by going to: nancyvienneau.com

Finally….the annoying cough is gone!

At least I think it is anyway.

Three boxes of Mucinex later. Eating cough drops like they actually taste good, and drinking endless amounts of hot tea.  I think I may have finally reached the end of this cough!

It still likes to make its annoying presence known every now and then, but it’s nothing like it was a few weeks a go!  I can actually go to sleep at night without having a 10 minute coughing spree first!

Who would have ever thought that the lady at the drugstore would be right?!

When we bought our first box of Mucinex, she told us, (more like “warned us”)… that this “thing” would stick around for a long time.

And boy, did it!  It’s been 2 full months. If  I remember right, she said it would last for 8 weeks or so.

I guess Drugstore lady really knows her stuff!  And…I guess I should be grateful for her warning.

Thankfully, the cough drops and Mucinex have been removed from my daily diet, however, I still enjoy a good cup of hot tea occasionally!