Ever since I got back from Austin, my sinuses have been awful. Then recently, I came down with a cough as well. Lying down made it significantly worse and the nights became unbearable due to the lack of sleep.
Last night, while researching online, I came across this homemade cough remedy. When I first glanced at the ingredients, I was very skeptical about how effective it'd really be. Plus, the mix did not seem appetizing at all. But what medicine is, right?
Since I already had all the ingredients at home, and I was desperate for some relief, I decided to give it a try.
Guess what? It wasn't bad at all! It was very soothing and immediately relieved the itchiness in my throat. It also tasted a lot better than over-the-counter cough syrups. I took 2 teaspoons of it right before bed and actually slept through the night.
I altered the recipe a little to make it thicker so that the mixture would coat my throat. Here's my version if you'd like to give it a try too:
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp fresh minced ginger
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T honey
* This will not cure your cough, but it will help soothe and temporary relieve your cough attacks.
Let me know if this works for you! :)