Proper humidity. The ups and downs of coughing. Especially important is the bedroom: Here is a value between 45 and 60 percent relative humidity ideal. Cough. Are there in pharmacies ready to buy. But you can also make yourself from sage, thyme, peppermint and ribwort. Cough Syrup. For persistent irritated cough or chronic bronchitis, combine cough syrup with proven medicinal plants such as ivy, thyme and licorice root. The optimal mucus remover for cough! Home remedies. Rub breast and back with goose lard and wrap with a pot cloth. Or make a chest wrap from a towel soaked in lemon juice. Warm milk with honey, alternatively with onion juice or grated horseradish (horseradish). Moisten the mucous membranes by inhaling or gargling with a saline solution (1 teaspoon salt to one liter of water). Chest ribcage. Tap the affected partner about four times from bottom to top, once right and left. This loosens the mucus. Breathe properly. If you take a slower and deeper breath, you can relieve your mucous membranes. "Tender" cough. If you have a dry cough, use your left hand to form a fist into which to gently cough. The cheeks should not fluff up. So the bronchi do not collide so much when coughing.