Honey is a natural cough reliever. You can add one to two teaspoons of honey in hot water or herbal tea. Drink this solution a few times a day or simply swallow a spoonful of honey.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help soothe dry cough. You can make ginger tea by boiling fresh ginger pieces in water. Add honey and lemon for added benefits.
Taking steam can provide relief from dry cough and throat irritation. Boil water and steam carefully by placing a towel over your head to stop the steam.
Gargling with warm salt water can reduce throat irritation and provide relief from dry cough. Mix half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and use it for gargling.
Peppermint contains menthol, which can help soothe throat irritation and reduce cough. You can drink peppermint tea or use peppermint oil in a diffuser to inhale the vapors.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and can be mixed in hot milk. Drink this before sleeping to reduce cough.
Thyme contains compounds that may help relax the muscles of the respiratory tract and reduce cough. Make thyme tea by steeping fresh thyme leaves in hot water and drink it.
It is important to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water and clear broth can help keep the throat moist and provide relief from dry cough.
Using a humidifier in your room can add moisture to the air, which can reduce dry cough.
Licorice root has sedative properties, which means it can help soothe the throat and provide relief from cough. You can make licorice tea or use licorice root supplements.