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Cough That Won't Go Away? 2 Trusty Cough Remedies to Try!

February 15, 2017

Dealing with a cough that won't go away? A lingering cough can be incredibly frustrating. While you may feel physically fine after beating a cold or flu, that nagging cough that can stick around afterwards can feel never-ending.

We’ve had a number of customers in store recently with this type of irritable, tickly cough that just ‘doesn’t seem to go’ and can ‘be worse at night’. We know only too well how annoying this can be so we've got some trusty cough remedies that will hopefully come to the rescue. 

Irish Botanicals Throat Coat & Botanical Syrup

This handy throat spray and botanical cough syrup are a powerful duo when used in combination.

Made up of a unique blend of botanical extracts with added vitamin C, they're formulated to help stop all types of stubborn coughs and tickly throats. Take 2-3 teaspoons of botanical syrup and use the throat spray throughout the day to soothe and calm the throat.

Carrageen Moss Cough Remedy

You probably wouldn't associate seaweed with sore throats but Carrageen or Irish moss has saved many a household when colds and flus strike. Used for generations as a home remedy for sore throats and chest congestions, it has anti-viral properties. 

Carrageen has also been used in numerous medications such as cough medicines as well as traditional medicinal teas, to help combat colds, bronchitis and stubborn coughs. So it's an ideal treatment for a cough that won't go away. If you're looking to make your own cough syrup using this nutritious seaweed, follow this traditional recipe.

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Soak 28g of carrageen in a bowl of cold water for 15 mins.
  2. Place soaked carrageen in a pan with 1 pint of water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins – the moss should break up into little pieces and the liquid will thicken.
  3. Add ginger and/or lemon and/or honey to taste – to your own liking.
  4. Allow to cool and strain the liquid through a sieve and hold onto the liquid in a re-sealable jar/container. You can now dispose of the seaweed but hold on to the liquid mixture as this is the cough syrup that you will be taking.
  5. This mixture will keep in the fridge for approximately 1 week.

Recipe courtesy of Irish Seaweeds

Please note, this blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice.

It’s always best to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements, treatments or remedies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.

Are you looking for more immune health tips? Then read our blog 'Ways to Support Your Family's Immune Systems'.

Checked and updated: 25 August 2021