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
MAGGIE’S COUGH REMEDY
- 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
Oh boy, this cough is wearing me out! And I’ve only had it for a few weeks! My husband has had it for almost 4 weeks now!
We went to the store and got some medicine for it. The gal at the counter told us she’s been living on the stuff.
And then she offered this little bit of encouragement. The cough can last up to 8 weeks!
Well, that made my day!
It’s very strange really. It’s not like I’m sick, no fever, or achy bones. Just an annoying cough, that likes to be even more annoying just about the time I want to go to sleep.
Strange, the way our body works!
Time for another cup of hot tea with honey! That seems to calm the coughing for a bit.
And that, my friends is what I’m striving for!
Quiet and calm. The tea is good for both! (and the medicine helps too)
It’s a good thing it works too, because it looks like I’m going to be in this mode for a little bit longer.
But hey! I’m half-way through this now. Brighter days ahead!