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Oct 8, 2013

CALM THAT COUGH

I have a cold. Not a bad cold. Feeling okay. I rarely medicate a cold. It is what it is and I will get over it.

What is not okay is that I always end up with a scratchy cough. Just a tickle in my throat that makes me cough long and hard. Not a welcome thing at the office I assure you. Also makes it hard to sleep. orange wedge

There is relief for this cough however. A non-medicinal trick to stop that cough. Don’t ask me how or why it works. IT JUST DOES!

Cut up an orange or grapefruit into wedges. Now just like when you were a kid you place it in your mouth in front of your teeth to make the giant smiley face. You remember that right?

Do not suck on the wedge or eat it. Just let it sit there and it will release its juice ever so slightly into your throat. For the most part you will stop coughing.

Seriously for real.

I even do this in bed to stop my cough in the night. You won’t choke. It is a big wedge. grapefruit wedge

I can find nothing to say why this works but it works instantly. Is it the way it opens up your airway when your mouth is stretched over the wedge of fruit? Is it the citrus vapour from the orange or grapefruit?

I don’t know. Just do it….and go look in the mirror to see how cute you look with a fruit wedge for a smile.

8 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I loved the wonderful remedy, I will surely give this a try..I am a new follower of yours and look forward to seeing more posts...Phyllis..>Come on over for a visit and see my scaries...

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Well I am pinning this for future reference. Its certainly worth a try! Feel better!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Certainly worth a try! Big smiles here:@)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

PS-Hope you feel better soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love home remedies and this one sounds great (and tasty)! I hate it when a cough keeps me up at night or gives me a headache.

I hope you feel better soon.

XO,
Jane

The Path Traveled said...

I'm so glad I read your blog today. I have had a bad head cold for two weeks now and cough all night keeping my husband awake. Strangest cold I've ever had. Moves from head to chest and back again. I am so trying this!
Thanks

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I am always on the lookout for hints that really work. Here's to you getting a good night's sleep, and calming that cough.

Feel better soon.

Jen

Jackie said...

Love this!!
And I will try it the next time I get a cough or scratchy throat.
Feel better soon...puhleeze!
Hugs,
Jackie

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