Raw honey is a tried and true (and tasty) method for reducing coughing. One study showed that honey might be able to reduce coughs better than some over the counter medications containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan. Mix two teaspoons of raw honey into herbal or green tea and a splash of freshly squeezed lemon. Honey is soothing on the throat while the lemon juice will help improve congestion. Eating honey by the spoonful is also effective. Be sure to use raw honey that has not been heat-treated and has all of its nutrients intact.
Not only will this next remedy give you minty fresh breath, but it will help cure a chronic cough too.