Raw, unprocessed honey is an antiseptic and immune system booster that helps with a wide range of ailments. Raw honey contains enzymes that are destroyed when heated higher than body temperature. Most honey is extracted and processed using heat, so take care to buy honey from a source that you trust.
Dissolve a teaspoon of honey in a glass of tepid to warm (not hot) water. Drink this three times per day.
This remedy is much more effective when combined with Apple Cider Vinegar, and / or turmeric (crushed raw turmeric if available, otherwise turmeric powder) and / or cinnamon.
Honey and cinnamon is a powerful traditional healing remedy, also a long-life tonic.
Warning - honey is a concentrated source of free fructose. Avoid it if you suffer from fructose malabsorption, candida or obesity.
Comment posted by Quonnie of Westerly, RI, USA on 15 March 2020 at 6:8 5212
I have found that honey works very well to quiet coughs.
Comment posted by Oma of Ashland, Pennsylvania, USA on 22 October 2014 at 6:35 2974
To Leila of Honolulu (Acid reflux), my story is almost identical to yours. Recently denied a much needed hernia surgery because of my violent coughing spasms. Dr said I would only tear stitches because of my coughing. I started using the apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and honey 3 days ago and I can't believe how good I feel! After 35 years of asthma , allergy diagnosis, steroids, and non stop coughing they say I might also have COPD.
Suffered for 35 years of horrendous coughing and within 3 days of using the acv, honey and cayenne pepper , I feel like a new woman. I would get so upset when I would have these coughing fits in public because of people looking at me like I was contagious. Was always hearin..what a terrible cold you have. No, I don't have a cold, just a bad cough! Have seen all kinds of Drs. and never given anything that would stop the coughing. Also, like you, prednisone helped but so many side effects.
I can't thank you enough for this remedy! Three days of being cough free is nothing short of a miracle! I feel great not having coughing spasms ten or more times a day. Thank you. Thank you! For the first time in all these years I don't hurt from constant coughing. Forever greatful! Your drink has been a lifesaver for me! Please, if you have unexplained severe coughing, please try this ! Again, thank you!
Comment posted by Leila of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on 15 July 2014 at 12:28 2700
If you are a chronic cougher and sick and tired of coughing your lungs out day and night, if coughing has taken over your life, if you are a victim of it, YOU MUST READ MY STORY! This is a TRUE STORY! IF IT CAN HELP ONE PERSON, I WILL BE PLEASED.
I am 70 years old. I've been coughing since I was a young child. My parents did not know what to do. They took me to see one doctor after the other, spent plenty of money that should have gone to buying groceries for the family or paying the rent. All year round, doctors kept feeding me cough syrup, one bottle after the other. The only difference was the flavor. Strawberry to cherry to raspberry..... Did it work? NOPE! I am actually angry as I write this. My parents did not know any better. Weren't we all trained to believe that doctors know best? That they should know how to cure a simple cough? And if they didn't know, wouldn't they think to consult with pharmaceutical professionals in the field to learn how? Well, they kept pouring those cough drugs down my throat.
As i became an adult, doctors were no different. They just had more choices of cough syrups and allergy tablets like Allegra, Loratadine, Benadryl, the list goes on. And then I was soon treated with prednisone, a steroid, but you can't take this for long as it starts harming various organs in your body. But the prednisone helped but could only do so temporarily. Continuous use of prednisone prescriptions has caused me health problems that I am dealing with today. Next, doctors told me my problem is asthma and allergies. I was shocked.
My back and diaphragm are sore every day from coughing. My throat is sore. I've coughed out blood from throat irritation. Lots of headaches.
A few days ago, with a prayer in my heart, I searched and found a website, a number of them in fact, that suggested taking a mixture of 2 T. Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 T. raw honey, and 1/4 t. cayenne pepper, three times a day. Stir it into a glass of slightly warm water (not hot). I took my first dose three days ago. Guess what? I am feeling better already. The coughing has lessened dramatically. In fact, just an occasional clearing of the throat with a slight cough. No loud booming coughs like your lungs are turning inside out that makes people start turning their heads to stare at you. Well, I'm watching closely the next few days. For someone who has coughed almost all my life, for the first time I am feeling great relief already. Maybe I don't have asthma, as the docs say. Imagine all the asthma nebulizers, inhalers, medications throughout my life.
Well, we shall see how things go from here. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm right, maybe it's too early to tell, maybe I'm imagining it to be the right, long-awaited remedy. BUT HERE I AM, THREE DAYS LATER, AND MY LUNGS ARE HAVING A GOOD REST! I'm going to sleep well tonight. About time. I've waited for this almost all my life! And I believe I have found the remedy. For those chronic coughers out there, don't give up. By the way, I use Braggs apple cider vinegar. A few websites suggested adding fresh grated ginger or ginger powder. If it works for you, come back and share a comment. There are thousand of people still out there who can't stop coughing. Help them.