12 Effective Home Remedies To Ease And Heal Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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4. Turmeric

This common spice has antiviral and antibacterial compounds that can help to treat whooping cough. It is especially effective on dry coughs, which are common with this disease. This is a super anti-inflammatory spice that can help ease lung and throat irritation while its immune boosting compounds help your body fight the infection naturally. Mix one tablespoon of raw, organic honey and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Consume twice each day for best results. You can also consume turmeric in a supplement, but speak with your doctor first about the right dosage for you.


5. Saffron

For the treatment of dry, hacking coughs, Ayurvedic medicine recommends saffron. Although this spice can be a bit pricey, it has powerful antibacterial compounds that actually kill the bacteria causing this disease. Saffron is also an expectorant, which loosens phlegm so you can breathe easily. Steep five or six saffron threads in half a cup of very hot water for five minutes. Drink two or three times each day for a minimum of seven days for relief from symptoms and to cut this disease down to size.


6. Garlic

Garlic is a powerful antibiotic that can really help fight whooping cough. It might taste strong, but it is one of the best choices you can make to fight this disease. Add plenty of fresh garlic to your soups and broths. Consume one teaspoon of freshly squeezed garlic juice two or three times each day for a seven day period to fight this disease. You can also make breathing easier by adding a tablespoon of chopped garlic to a small pot of boiling water. Turn off the fire, and cover your head and the pot with a towel and breathe in the steam. This remedy is not suitable for small children; however, you can give small children one teaspoon of garlic syrup twice each day. To make garlic syrup, mince one pound of garlic. Put two cups of distilled water and two cups of apple cider vinegar in a large container. Now add the garlic and let sit for a minimum of four hours. Strain into a glass container and mix in 1.5 cups of raw organic honey. Read more how to use garlic medicinally.

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