Raw honey is a tried and true (and tasty) method for reducing coughing. One study showed honey might be able to reduce coughs better than some over-the-counter medications containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan. Individual who want to try honey to help reduce their cough should mix two teaspoons of raw honey into herbal or green tea and a splash of real lemon juice. Honey is soothing to the throat while the lemon juice will help improve any congestion. Eating honey by the spoonful is also effective. However, individuals should 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 individuals minty fresh breath, but it will help cure a chronic cough too.