Home Remedies For Cough And Catarrh


An excellent home remedy for a catarrh cough is homemade syrup prepared with onion and garlic. However, guava mallow tea also has excellent results.

coughHowever, these remedies do not replace the remedies indicated by the physician although they are useful in supplementing your treatment.

To be more effective it is advisable to be sweetened with honey because honey helps to eliminate viruses and bacteria from the body. However, infants and children under 3 years of age and diabetic people should not take honey and so can make without sugaring or using brown sugar.

The best homemade recipes to combat cough with catarrh are:

Medicinal herb Why is it indicated? How to make
Hibiscus Tea Diuretic and Expectorant, helps loosen phlegm Put 1 tablespoon of hibiscus in 1 liter of water and boil. Take 3 times a day.
Sweet-broom tea Expectorant Put 20g of the herb in 1 liter of boiling water. Stand 5 minutes and strain. Take 4 times a day.
Orange Juice Has vitamin C that strengthens the immune system 1 orange, 1 lemon, 3 drops of propolis extract. Take 2 times a day.
Fennel Tea Expectorant Put 1 teaspoon of fennel in 1 cup of boiling water.Take 3 times a day.
Eucalyptus Inhalation Expectorant and Antimicrobial Put 2 drops of the essential oil of eucalyptus in a basin with 1 liter of hot water. Lean over the bowl and inhale the steam.
Pine Oil It facilitates the breathing and it releases the phlegm Apply 1 drop of oil to the chest and rub gently until it is absorbed. Use daily.
Fennel Tea It is a diuretic and expectorant Put 1 teaspoon of fennel in 1 cup of boiling water.Take 3 times a day.


Pregnant women should opt for inhalations and essential oils that can be applied to the skin because the use of certain teas is contraindicated in pregnancy due to lack of scientific studies that prove their effectiveness and safety during this phase.

Onion and Garlic syrup

The home remedy for a cough with phlegm with onions and garlic has expectorant and antiseptic properties, which in addition to helping to release the phlegm, strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation of the lung, avoiding the production of more catarrh.


  • 3 medium grated onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Method of Preparation

In a pan put the onions, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Bring to heat over low heat and stir with honey. Strain and take 3 tablespoons of syrup 4 times a day.

Mauve and Guaco Tea

The home remedy for a cough with catarrh with mallow and guaco causes a calming effect on the bronchi, reducing the production of phlegm and the lack of air. Also, the properties of the guaco make the secretions more liquid, making it easier to remove the phlegm trapped in the throat and lungs.


  • 1 tablespoon of mauve leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh guacamole leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method of preparation

Put the mauve and guaco leaves to boil together with the water. After boiling, turn off the heat and cover for 10 minutes. At the end of that time, mix with the honey and drink a cup of tea 30 minutes before the main meals. This tea should only be taken from 1 year of age, and in younger children are recommended inhalations of water vapor.

Cane Tea


The home remedy for a cough with a catarrh cough with cane has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties that help reduce phlegm and improve well-being.


  • 10 g of cane leaves
  • 500 ml of water

Method of preparation

Put the ingredients to boil for 10 minutes. Then let cool, strain and drink 3 to 4 cups a day.

To supplement these home remedies, it is recommended to drink plenty of water to fluidize the thicker secretions. However, it is also sometimes necessary to inhale eucalyptus to help open the bronchi and release the phlegm.

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