A dry cough will not produce any mucus and it appears mostly due to viral infections and allergies. Before rushing to the doctor, try to use a natural alternative because most of the times that’s all it takes. Even if it might seem a minor annoyance, you should never ignore a dry cough. Unfortunately, if left untreated, it can lead to more significant discomfort, disrupting sleep. Thus, if you are not sure what to do about it, keep reading and check out this soothing homemade honey syrup to get rid of a dry cough.
For this simple recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
– 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
– juice of half a lemon
– 1/2 cup water.
Simply combine all of the ingredients in a tightly secured jar. Cover it with the lid and shake it very well to make sure the ingredients are combined.
You should administer this homemade syrup with 1 teaspoon at a time several times during the day. If you find it too astringent, try this tip. Put the teaspoon of syrup in a small cup and down it quickly in the back of your throat. That way, you won’t be overwhelmed with its very strong taste. Then, you could follow up immediately with a cup full of water to minimize the taste.
Despite being very strong taste-wise, it will definitely help to soothe a sore throat, also getting rid of a dry cough which is the main goal. Take it as long as you think it is necessary, every couple of hours.