My mom has found a super easy recipe for natural cough syrup. You can take a spoon full of it straight or mix it with some hot tea. I prefer the tea method. When I tried it, it really soothed my throat! Here's the recipe.
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
3/4 cup Honey
Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar.
If you feel a cold coming on, drink apple cider vinegar diluted in water. It will lessen the effects of the cold. This can also help while you actually have the cold but it isn't pleasant for a sore throat.
One of the best ways to relax your throat and stop coughing (When you CAN'T stop coughing) is to suck on really dark chocolate (80% or darker). I know sounds like it would make you cough more but it really helps!
Have a vaporizer in your room at night. If you like to use essential oils; peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus are some great oils to put in the vaporizer's cup.
Hot soup also helps. Bethany made up a really good recipe for soup, she is going to post about it soon.
Make sure you're getting enough sleep!
These are some tips that my family finds helpful.
If you have any tips or suggestions please share them!