Is there anything else that will work as medicine for coughs?

Back when I was a kid, my mother used to give us white lightning for bad coughs. It felt like I was swallowing fire, but it worked. Since I have sinus problems in cold weather, Is there anything else that would do a better job than the spray I use for sinuses? I woke up with a bad cough today and was wishing that I had that around, or something else that would work as good. I did research, and they said that whiskey will work too. Are there any other natural remedies that work?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    This is what Indian mothers give their children when we're down with a cough or cold: Heat a large spoon of honey with grated ginger and sprinkle about 1/2 a tablespoon of pepper. This will burn your throat but trust me, it is effective almost immediately and works on your throat like a charm. Hope this helps!

  • 1 month ago

    Eat a garlic clove and drink a 2L of orange juice (not from concentrate). Back when I would get colds quite often, I would do this and they would be gone within 24 hours. Now I put vitamin c tablets in water and drink that every so often. Haven't been sick for a long time.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Honey and lemon in warm water. Let it trickle down your throat.

  • 1 month ago

    They say chocolate is good. I favour honey and lemon, also a good very hot curry clears the chest! Experts say over the counter stuff is of little use but you feel

    It does some good especially if it knocks you out like 'Gees linctus'.

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  • 1 month ago

    Lemon juice with honey.

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