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Teas to combat annoying coughs

Coughing is not a disease itself, but rather a symptom which usually appears when there is an infection or irritation of the airways. However, when the cough is persistent it is considered chronic and is commonly associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and esophageal reflux.

It is very important to consult your doctor for a proper assessment of the problem that may be giving rise to chronic cough.

Chronic cough is a common problem and is a common complaint in doctor's surguries.

Infusions for coughs

Some plants and fruits can be used to combat cough and here a few recipes:

Mullein and bougainvillea tea

Mullein is a plant that has been used as a sedative for coughs and bronchitis.


  • 3 tablespoons of mullein
  • 1 bunch of bougainvillea flowers
  • 1 litre of water


  1. Put water in a pan, heat, and once it breaks the first boil, add bougainvillea flowers and mullein. 
  2. Boil for 5 more minutes and then turn off the heat.
  3. Let stand.
  4. Strain and serve, if necessary use honey to sweeten.
  5. Drink immediately. Try to drink 1 to 2 cups during the days that your cough presents.

Anise Tea


  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 handful of anise leaves
  • Honey


  1. Put water to boil.
  2. Once boiling, add the anise leaves and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain and sweeten with honey to taste.
  4. Try drinking warm tea every day for as long as your cough lasts.

Ginger tea with peppermint and eucalyptus

The mixture of these plants can help fight cough and other diseases related to respiratory ailments.


  • 1 litre of water
  • A slice of ginger root
  • 1 handful of eucalyptus leaves
  • 1 handful of mint leaves


  1. Put the water on to boil and once boiling, add the ginger, mint leaves and eucalyptus.
  2. Let boil for 5 minutes, immediately afterwards, strain and serve.
  3. Try to drink it daily during the days where your cough presents.

Fig and apple tea


  • 1 chopped apple
  • 15 dried figs (halved)
  • 250g of thyme honey
  • 1 litre of water


  1. Put the water on to boil, then add all ingredients.
  2. Wait for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  4. Strain and reserve the resulting liquid in a dark bottle or container.
  5. Take two teaspoons four times daily. You can also heat a cup of hot water, and place two teaspoons of preparation to make a tea.

Guava Tea with Eucalyptus


  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ a chopped guava
  • 1 eucalyptus leaf
  • Fresh lemon juice


  1. Boil water and add the guava and eucalyptus, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. After this, strain and add the lemon juice.
  3. Drink one cup three times a day when your cough is causing you to experience discomfort.

Oat tea for dry coughs

This infusion has an expectorant effect for dry cough and it is mucolytic, i.e. it helps dissolve and expel mucus. It is useful in cases of bronchitis. It is diuretic, fights lip sores and reduces irritation and sore throat.


  • 4 tablespoons of oat seeds
  • 2 litres of water
  • Honey to taste


  1. Put water on to boiling.
  2. Add oats and stir gently, leave on low heat and add a little honey to sweeten. Strain and drink two glasses a day in divided doses.

If your cough persists despite your efforts to combat it, do not forget to consult your doctor.

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6 Reviews about Teas to combat annoying coughs
on 04/02/2016
These are all fantastic suggestions - quite often the power of teas and infusion drinks for medicinal purposes is completely underestimated. Personally I had only heard of popular remedies such as honey and lemon for sore throats, but both the oats and eucalyptus sound fantastic and I will be saving this article for the next time an annoying cough presents itself in my household!
on 09/07/2014
Oh I just love teas!! So incredible. Not only do they taste great, but they are so medicinal too!! I'm always looking for new tea ideas, so thanks! I especially enjoy ginger tea with a drop of honey, and we have fresh peppermint and spearmint that grows in our yard, so of a morning I walk outside and break off a few sprigs. What a great way to stay warm and healthy!!
on 05/02/2014
Coughing is simply one of the worst things that can happen, one of the most annoying in the whole world, and I try to avoid it with all my guns but I am not always successful, so this article will become handy when I am needing some relief to my throat pain, I think I yell too much and that might be the problem
on 02/02/2014
I have a remedy made with eucalyptus, you boil the leaves and breath the air that comes from the pot, this is very good for the entire body especially if you feel very ill, then taking teas is good too, so I will do it the next time I feel the symptoms of the cold...
on 28/01/2014
Peppermint is something that really help to the throat and I know that for myself, I have tasted it and besides the taste, the benefits are great, and refreshing for all the body, not only the neck, so I recommend it for sure! and if you know more recipes with it, please tell me soon!
on 15/01/2014
Perfect to use if you tend to have throat problems, which are so common in those cold days, then I will share this with my friends to reduce the appearance of this awful disease, especially if children have them, because they tend to get ill so often for nothing!

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