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How to treat a cough with homemade syrups

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Coughing not only annoys you but also irritates anyone nearby - whether a loved one, someone in the row in front at the cinema, or the entire auditorium during a quiet solo at a classical concert. But if you have a productive cough, you don't want to encourage it so you can get rid of the phlegm quickly and get the coughing over with.
What you'll need: 
Lemon juice
Cayenne pepper
Boiling water
6 bulbs of onions
A grater
Blend two tablespoons of lemon juice with one tablespoon of honey.
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
The honey coats your throat, soothing irritated tissues, while the lemon reduces inflammation and delivers a dose of infection-fighting vitamin C.
The cayenne boosts circulation in the area, hastening the healing process. Or, instead of the cayenne pepper you may add grated onion. Onions contain irritating compounds that trigger the cough reflex and bring up phlegm.
Another onion remedy is to peel and chop 6 mediem sized onions and put them with 4 TSPs of honey into a bowl.
Set over pan of boiling water and cover and simmer for 2 hours. Strain the mixture and take 1 TSP every 2 or 3 hours.
A cold or, if you are very unlucky, flu is the most likely cause of coughing. An infection of the upper respiratory tract can cause swelling and irritation and sometimes build up of mucus, which you cough up as phlegm. there are two kinds of cough, a wet and dry cough which yields mucus and usually caused by allergies, colds or respiratory infections. These coughs may be most distressing but some of the health remedies may help especially as the winter season approaches.


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