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Stop That Nagging Cough

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A cough is nature’s way of helping us loosen and get rid of mucus that’s congesting our system, but you don’t want it when you’re trying to sleep. Here’s a natural remedy to soothe the noise for a good night’s sleep—combine in a small saucepan the juice of half a lemon, one-half cup honey and one-quarter cup olive oil (any kind is fine), and cook for five minutes over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Let the mixture cool slightly, and then take one teaspoon every two hours, especially leading up to bedtime. Note: If your cough is chronic or persistent, be sure to visit your doctor.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: June 10, 2010 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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