Ayurvedic home remedies for dry cough

Here are some time tested home remedies for a quicker recovery from dry cough. With multiple waves of covid hitting us one after the other, it’ll be useful to be aware of these simple and natural ways to heal our body.

Turmeric and honey - Ayurvedic home remedy for dry cough
Milk with turmeric and honey
  • Before sleep, drink a glass of warm milk with turmeric and honey. This works like a natural antibiotic. Honey has antibacterial properties and can also help to coat the throat, alleviating irritation. One study in 2007, found that honey was more successful than dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant ingredient, for reducing nagging bouts of nighttime coughing in children.
Benefits of Turmeric - Ayurvedic home remedy for dry cough
Turmeric powder and honey
  • Consume turmeric powder mixed with honey. Turmeric contains curcumin, and it can effectively treat dry cough. This compound has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits and Uses of Mulethi (Licorice)  - Ayurvedic home remedy for dry cough
Licorice (Mulethi)
  • Have Licorice (Mulethi) lozenges to reduce inflammation. Its expectorant and bronchodilator properties make it a good remedy for conditions like cough and bronchitis. If you don’t like to chew mulethi sticks, add some ginger juice to mulethi tea. Ginger has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to boost the immune system and relieve pain and discomfort.
Saunf (Ani seeds) - Ayurvedic home remedy for dry cough
Sauf (Ani seeds)
  • Use a decoction of Sauf (Ani seeds) to make coffee or tea. Its antifungal and antibacterial abilities can keep you away from flu and other viral infections.

Cinnamon - Ayurvedic home remedy for dry cough
  • Mix some cinnamon powder in warm water or tea for relief from throat irritability. Its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial can fight the virus which causes cough and cold.
Tulsi (Holy Basil) - Ayurvedic home remedy for dry cough
Holy Basil (Tulsi)
  • Drink tea made of Tulsi (Holy Basil leaves), ginger and honey. Tulsi has cough relieving properties. It helps soothe the airways by helping you cough out the sticky mucus. You can chew Tulsi leaves throughout the day for faster recovery.
  • Also, add a little bit of any of these powdered spices to normal drinking water.


  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/home-remedies-for-dry-cough#herbs-and-supplements
  2. https://vikaspedia.in/health/ayush/ayurveda-1/ayurveda-for-common-disease-conditions/ayurvedic-tips-to-treat-dry-cough
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