Cure coughs, sore throats, and more with these 30 home remedies!

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer

I’ve never been a fan of medications. Over the counter or prescribed … it doesn’t matter. After being prescribed antibiotics for a good two years of my childhood – and developing severe allergic reactions to them – I’ve preferred treating myself and my family with home remedies when sickness strikes.

Since it’s prime time for seasonal sicknesses, here’s how I cure coughs naturally:

Eucalyptus oil

Every time my children start coughing, I pull out my bottle of eucalyptus essential oil. (Make sure it’s Eucalyptus Smithii. Other varieties of eucalyptus oil are quite harmful to children.) At bedtime, I mix a splash of olive oil with a half dozen dashes of Eucalyptus Smithii essential oil, then massage the liquid onto the soles of my cougher’s feet. If I have extra oil left, I’ll also massage it into my son’s or daughter’s chest. I cover their feet with socks and tuck them into bed. Typically their coughs improve by the morning, and after a second night of eucalyptus oil treatment, their coughs disappear. It’s easy, economical, and safe.

Pineapple juice

[Tweet “Did you know that fresh pineapple juice is 5x more effective than cough syrup?”] Fresh pineapple juice is so powerful at suppressing coughs thanks to bromelain, an enzyme that is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

Home remedies

In case you need to treat other ailments, check out these 30 home remedies:

Boosting immune systems and preventing sickness

Cure Coughs Naturally & 30 Other Home Remedies {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Treating colds and flus

Cure Coughs Naturally & 30 Other Home Remedies {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Treating congestion

Cure Coughs Naturally & 30 Other Home Remedies {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Treating fevers

Treating coughs and sore throats

Cure coughs, sore throats, and more with these 30 home remedies!

How do you cure coughs – or other sicknesses – naturally?

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