One of the worst parts of having seasonal allergies comes from the raw irritation of the allergy cough that often associates with them. Getting rid of an allergy cough is similar to getting rid of a cough when you have a cold. But there are some special remedies that act more quickly and are a little bit more effective for this kind of cough.

Below are 10 of those quick and easy remedies. But please keep in mind that these are not all-inclusive cures. Allergy treatment typically requires the advice of a health care professional.

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10 Quick and Easy Natural Remedies for Allergy Cough

1. Honey

One of the best ways to get rid of allergies as well as allergy cough is through the use of honey. Honey not only coats and soothes a cough, but locally grown raw honey can also provide necessary antibodies for getting rid of seasonal allergies as well.

What to do:

  • Take 1 Tbsp of raw honey as needed throughout the day to relieve cough.
  • If you have trouble taking raw honey straight, use it as a sweetener in any of the teas listed below.

2. Ginger

One of the most popular cures for any kind of cough, let alone an allergy cough is ginger tea. Ginger has a way of cutting through mucus to quiet a cough. But it also provides some much necessary antibiotic and antimicrobial support as well.

What to do:

  • Slice an inch long piece of fresh ginger root into a 1 ½ cups of boiling water.
  • Cover and allow the water to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea, add honey and drink.
  • Repeat this 4 or 5 times daily to gain relief.

3. Sage

Believe it or not, but you can also treat an allergy cough using sage, which is typically an unused spice in almost every spice rack. It helps to reduce the swelling in constricted airways and helps to cut through mucus as well.

What to do:

  • Add 1 tsp of sage leaves to 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Allow the water to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the tea, add honey, if desired and drink.
  • Repeat this 3 to 4 times a day.

Note: excessive amounts of sage can cause kidney damage and induce vomiting.

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4. Garlic

An old standby with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties is garlic, which can bring effective relief to an allergy cough as well. Garlic cuts through mucus and gives your immune system a boost as well.

What to do:

  • Chop 2 to 3 whole garlic cloves and toss them into 1 ½ cups of boiling water.
  • Allow the water to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Strain the tea, add some honey and drink.
  • You can repeat this 4 to 6 times a day.
  • As an alternative, you can chew on garlic cloves as throat lozenges throughout the day.

5. Neti Pot

Because they are effective at cleaning out sinuses and preventing postnasal drip, which is a common cause of allergy cough, neti pots work well to bring relief.

What to do:

6. Stinging Nettle

One of the best natural antihistamines you can find is stinging nettle. Because it helps to reduce swelling and postnasal drip, stinging nettle is a good allergy cough remedy as well.

What to do:

  • Wearing rubber gloves to protect against stings, add 2 Tbsp of chopped stinging nettle leaves to 1 ½ cup boiling water.
  • Allow the water to simmer 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Strain, add honey and lemon as desired and drink.
  • Repeat this 3 to 4 times per day.

7. Essential Oils

There are a number of essential oils that can help to relieve an allergy cough and they can be administered in a number of different ways. Mint, eucalyptus, rose and lavender are some of the most common ones for hay fever and allergy symptom relief.

What to do:

  • Add mint, eucalyptus or rose oil to room humidifiers, infusers or added to a steam inhaling treatment.
  • Add 3 drops each of lavender and peppermint oil in coconut or olive oil. Apply the solution to the bottoms of your feet as well as your upper cheeks and forehead before going to bed.

8. Onions

If you have ever cried while chopping onions, you already understand how effective the vapors of breathing raw onions are on an allergy cough. The antimicrobial and antihistamine properties of onion vapors help to reduce sinus swelling and postnasal drip to bring you relief.

What to do:

  • Make cough syrup from onion, comfrey and honey.
  • Drink several times daily to gain relief.
  • Mix ½ tsp of onion juice from a blender or food processer with 1 tsp of pure raw honey.
  • Take this a few times a day to soothe sore throat and relieve cough.

carrot juice

9. Carrot Juice

Carrot juice is a surprisingly effective remedy for allergy cough. Because carrots are high in beta carotene and choline they have been proven effective when it comes to gaining control over asthma and chronic cough by opening up restricted airways.

What to do:

  • Juice 4 to 5 carrots in a juicer or blender, adding a ½ cup of water.
  • Add 1 tsp of honey and drink.
  • Repeat this 3 or 4 times a day.

10. Grapes

Last but not least on our list of remedies for allergy cough are grapes. Grapes have expectorant properties to help get rid of the mucus in your respiratory system.

What to do:

  • Eat two or three grapes several times a day.
  • Juice 2 cups of grapes and drink several times per day.
  • You can increase the effectiveness of grape juice by adding a spoonful of honey.

Wrap Up

Getting rid of that raw, irritation in your throat related to an allergy cough is one of the most urgent priorities on your list when seasonal allergies strike. You can find relief using one or more of our 10 quick and easy remedies for allergy cough today or have the necessary ingredients ready for the next time allergies strike.

Please include any questions, comments, success stories or home remedies of your own in the comments section below.

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