A tablespoon of vinegar helps in curing cough.

Vinegar - just to be safe, I chose this super plain vinegar so to avoid conflicts that I may promote a certain brand. lol
Philippines
June 9, 2011 2:36pm CST
A co-worker of my mom called her earlier. Just to check on her. My mom is showing symptoms that she'll be having a cough and colds. Her co worker advised her to take a tablespoon of vinegar. Ten minutes after their conversation. My mom called just to check on me. I've had fever for 2 days already plus cough and colds, too. Unpredictable weather is the culprit. She gave me the same advice from her co-worker. Firmly told me that I will take a tablespoon of vinegar before I go to sleep and after I wake up to help me with my coughs. I laughed of the idea but she was serious. And now, here I am. Sharing my story. Half-embarrassed by my defeat of not believing that it's a cure. LOL. I know it sounds silly but if you have a cough right now, try taking a tablespoon of vinegar... Yes, you can laugh. But soon you'll realize it's very effective. I'm halfway cured now. Made me save some money too in buying medicines.
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6 responses
• Philippines
10 Jun 11
I would like to ask if grocery vinegars are safe since these are mixed with some chemicals? Or we should just stick with apple ciders and the like?
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
Hi, meren. Apple cider is the most recommended one, actually. But since all I have was just plain vinegar, I took a tablespoon on it but I drank water after 2 minutes just to be safe.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
Okay thanks again! Will try that tonight. =)
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
9 Jun 11
Vinegar is so awesome. It has so many random uses. I will use this next time I have a cough. Another great use for it is to ward of mosquitoes.
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
Very true, sketch. We had experience before using vinegar too as one of the ingredients in our experiment as a repellant but it left a stinky odor. LOL. We never used it again. Let's cheer for the wonders of vinegar.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
11 Jun 11
No. Don't put it on you. You just drink it.
• United States
10 Jun 11
I have a bad cough right now and don't have any vinegar to take. I am loving these home treatments for such low money.
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
I recommend that you follow the mixture of honey, vinegar and water. In my case, I had two tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of sugar and half glass of water. mix all three - It would also help if you warm them a little with constant stirring. Then you can choose to either drink a little or take it by a tablespoon. It's really a great help.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
9 Jun 11
I hope you mean to take the vinegar with water, I could never get it down all by it's self. I am going to try your cure. Thanks
• Philippines
11 Jun 11
Hi, savy. Yup, it was followed by water but I have to let the vinegar "feel" my throat for like 2 minutes and followed by drinking water. It's really effective.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Jul 11
Well i can believe that that does the trick. Vinegar can be used for so many different things it's not even funny what vinegar can cure. I am glad to find this out as I did not know this before, I will definitely give it a try one I find myself with a cough again. Usually it's summertime that I get my coughs and colds, the worst time of the year with it being so dry and humid. I think it helps as I believe it must burn the mucus, though it's not the tastiest thing to do it isn't the worst either! Apple cider vinegar is much worse!
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
14 Jun 11
Does that really work? I've not came across such solutions. The best way to prevent cough is to drink lots of water or honey water. I don't think i will ever take vinegar on its own, for it's weird. I would rather pay for medication, than that. Furthermore, i don't fall sick often, and a visit to the doctor once in a blue moon, makes it a form of charity to them.