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3 ways I Calm Our Coughs Naturally

Posted on April 16, 2015

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 3 Ways I Calm Our Coughs Naturally

Disclaimer so you don’t read this and then try to figure a way to sue me for money I don’t have: Just because I am a nurse and a Mom in a family who all has asthma, and have found ways to naturally calm our own coughs, please note, I am not a doctor and I am not your nurse, and I am not providing medical advice or a health treatment for you. Especially if you have been coughing for days, or are coughing so much you can’t breath then for crying out loud people, get offline and go call 911. Anyways, I simply am sharing 3 ways I calm our coughs naturally in our home.  Ok. Now that we have clarified that, let’s proceed. 

We know that coughs can be annoying, spread germs, and keep us from doing the things we need to do- like SLEEP. We have a family of 5, with 3 kids who get exposed to germs every day, so occasionally a cough comes up. (I’m NOT talking about an asthma attack people, read the disclaimer again. If you’re having an asthma attack I’m not going to be any help for you.)

But, when my school age kids are recovering from a cold, and have an occasional cough that pops up, I wanted to find a natural approach to calming that minor cough without pumping medicine into them. 

So here are 3 Ways I Calm Coughs Naturally in Our Home: 

1) Gentle Cough Calmer 

  • 1 ounce warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons raw local honey  (*don’t give honey to infants under 1 year of age)
  • 1 ounce of freshly blended pineapple juice or fresh squeezed orange, lemon, or citrus 

I mix that together and sip it every few hours to calm my coughs naturally. It has helped many a groggy child in my home fall back to sleep after a mild cough woke them up.

2) Cough Calming Popsicles

In my blender I place:

  • 4 peeled whole local grown organic oranges
  • 2 cups fresh organic pineapple
  • 2  organic bananas
  • 2-4 TBS raw local honey (don’t give to infants under 1 year of age)

I blend it together until nearly liquid. I pour them into portable containers and freeze them until solid. The citrus and raw honey is so soothing and they are packed with Vitamin C. These “treats” have become essential tools to calm coughs and give us a boost of natural vitamin C from whole food sources for my family when fighting a mild virus. Here’s where I buy my popsicle containers. .

3) Tried and True: Raw Local Honey

  • Spoon
  • Raw Local Honey (Don’t give to infants under 1 year of age)

Can’t beat the original raw local honey! We get it from one of the farms closest to us, and keep it ready especially during the “germy months”. I scoop out a teaspoon full of the local honey, squeeze a squirt of the juice from a fresh orange or lemon (whichever is tossed back into the fridge from a meal earlier in that day), and a little mouth comes and slurps it off the spoon and then heads back to bed, her cough calmed naturally.

So, those are my 3 Ways I Calm Our Coughs Naturally!

What are your Go To Ways to Calm a Cough (or other symptom) Naturally in Your Home?

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