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Home Remedies For Coughing

My Parents had Conflicting Home Remedies for Coughing. Their Differences Revolved Around One Ingredient:

Whiskey



Daddy thought a little whiskey could cure anything.  Mom was a devoted Baptist, who prayed for Daddy a lot!

They both had effective remedies for coughing and sore throats.  Although Daddy's had a little more kick to it than Mom's did, they both seemed to work equally as well.



Mom's Natural Cough Remedy

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (with mother)
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • Sip until cough stops



Daddy's Home Remedies for Coughing

Sparky's Natural Cough Remedy #1:

  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon whiskey
  • Sip til cough stops.  Add more whiskey if desired.

Sparky's Favorite Natural Cough Remedy (#2)

(Mama always said this one would cure you or kill you!)

  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • Add whiskey til moist
  • Put in mouth and let it melt down throat.



Their Hot Toddy Recipes

Sparky's Killer Hot Toddy Recipe:

  • 1 Mug purified water
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon whiskey of choice (more if desired)
  • 1 teabag of choice (he used black tea)
  • 1 stick peppermint, crushed
  • Add teabag to mug and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add other ingredients.
  • Stir til peppermint dissolves.


Mom's "Sock it to You" Hot Toddy Recipe:

  • 1 Mug purified water
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 Peppermint stick, crushed
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 dash crushed clove
  • 1 teabag of choice (she usually used an herbal tea)
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • Microwave 1 1/2 minutes with teabag. 
  • Add other ingredients.
  • Stir til dissolved.



Granny's Toddy for the Body

Yep, This was Daddy's Mother...

  • 1 cup coffee or black tea
  • Bailey's Irish Cream (as much as you wanted)
  • I'm not sure what this was good for, but she surely enjoyed it!



All the Ingredients in These Recipes Have Great Therapeutic Value

  • Lemon helps to loosen mucous and get rid of toxins.
  • Peppermint is a natural decongestant.
  • Honey is a natural healer.
  • Cinnamon and clove are great for inflammation.
  • Tea is a wonderfully therapeutic carrier for the ingredients/
  • Whiskey?  It's relaxing and can help to bring on a sweat to get a fever out.

Time Marches On

Over the years, our family has continued to use these remedies that our parents lovingly left for us.  Some of us tend to lean more toward Daddy's more spirited natural cough remedies, but Mama's more conservative ones are a delightful comfort at all times.



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