One nasty and one nice remedy for that horrible cough

children-148898_640The worst part of a common cold is the persistent cough. The coughs that come with colds are extremely tough to shake and can last for days after your body has lost the other symptoms. In extreme cases, these coughs can even develop into bronchitis.

To get rid of the cough, make sure you avoid smoking and secondhand smoke at all costs. Also stay away from excessive alcohol consumption. There are several natural remedies that can help you soothe a cough. A teaspoon of honey is known to help ease a nasty cough. Other ingredients that work include ginger, cayenne, and vinegar. For a nice anti-cough elixir, try mixing the following:

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons water

Mix these together and take by the tablespoon for as long as your cough persists. Just make sure you swallow slowly! This concoction will taste pretty awful.

And if you’re feeling really keen and like to cook try these cough drops. Not only do they contain natural ingredients that tackle most aspects of a cold, you can dissolve them later in hot water to make a syrup. Cough mixture to go!