As far back as we can remember, salt water gargle has been one of the most tried and proven methods of battling off persistent dry cough. Even when we were children, our mothers would always trick us into gargling with salt water when a cough creeped up on us. Even though we always despised the taste (and, frankly, we still do so now), we are aware of how beneficial it can be to our health. You know the drill – add salt to a glass of warm water and gargle daily. The effects will always be surprisingly pleasant.
While you might believe that carrots should not be on a list for treating persistent dry cough, think again; have you ever realized how many nutrients these delicious orange veggies have? Let’s just take a quick look: carrots come packed with Vitamin A (a whopping 334% of your daily recommended value in just 100 grams of carrots), dietary fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B-6, calcium, magnesium, sodium, protein and iron. Take four or five carrots and juice them, adding a teaspoon of honey if you want to sweeten the juice up a bit. It is recommended that you repeat the process three or four times daily so you can feel better.