Recipe: Cough-free, Naturally

If the sniffling we’ve been hearing here and there around town is any indication, cold season is officially here. There may never be a cure for the common cold, but there are plenty of natural methods for dealing with symptoms—some which may even shorten a cold’s duration.

Cough eliminating tea

For many, a tried-and-true soother for a pesky cough is to boil fresh ginger with lemon and honey, then strain the mixture and drink the sweet golden infusion. But the following natural recipe for a cough-soothing tea from Whole Living magazine goes one step further, adding herbs to ease chest congestion. Besides being free of dyes and drowsiness-inducing compounds, we love that this easy tonic uses simple ingredients we’re likely to always have on hand.

Cough-Control Tea Recipe:

  • Pour hot water over 2 teaspoons organic lemon rinds, 1 teaspoon sage, and a half-teaspoon thyme. (Dried or fresh herbs can be used.)
  • Cover and steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain tea, then add juice of half a lemon and 1 tablespoon honey.
  • Drink two to three cups daily for cough relief.

Read more at Natural Cough Control Tea Recipe

Do you have any favorite natural cold remedies? Post a comment and let us know!