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Homeopathy for Cough: Top 10 Remedies

Updated: 6 days ago

Many people struggle with coughs, especially at night when they just want to sleep. If you're looking for relief, Homeopathy offers gentle and natural remedies. This guide will explore the Top 10 available remedies and their indications.

Homeopathy treats coughs using highly diluted natural substances. Homeopaths choose the remedies based on the type of cough, when it happens and other symptoms the person might have. Matching symptoms with the right remedy helps the body heal naturally.

Top Ten Homeopathic Remedies for Cough


This remedy helps to alleviate inflammation and irritation in the breathing tract, easing the cough reflex and promoting comfort. Ideal for dry, painful coughs aggravated by movement, often accompanied by a headache and dry mouth. Bryonia helps not only with the cough but also relieves headaches that can come with coughing.

Bryonia targets the cough's root cause, offering relief, soothing the airways, and helping recover from cough-related discomfort.


Drosera is a natural cough remedy made from the sundew plant. Effective for dry irritable, spasmodic coughs that worsen at night, often triggered by exposure to cold air or talking. By calming the reflexive coughing spasms, Drosera helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of coughing fits. Its gentle action makes it suitable for individuals of all ages.


Phosphorus is a remedy often used for dry, tickly coughs that worsen when talking or lying on the left side. People with this type of cough may also have hoarseness, chest pain, or tightness, and sometimes produce yellow or greenish mucus.

Spongia Tosta

Spongia Tosta, derived from roasting a marine sponge is effective in dry, harsh cough that sounds like barkling. These coughs usually get worse at night and may come with a feeling of tightness or constriction in the throat.


Pulsatilla originates from the windflower plant. It works well for a loose, productive cough that is worse at night. This cough often comes with a feeling of suffocation or difficulty breathing when lying down.

Rumex Crispus

Rumex Crispus comes from the yellow dock plant and helps with persistent, dry coughs triggered by cold air or throat tickling. It reduces cough intensity and frequency by soothing irritation and makes breathing easier.

Hepar sulph

Indicated for coughs accompanied by chest congestion, shortness of breath and a rattling sound. Symptoms worsen in cold air or exposure to cold, with sensitivity to touch or pressure.

Arsenicum Album

Suitable for a dry, burning cough that worsens at night, often accompanied by restlessness and anxiety. Arsenicum Album helps to soothe the inflammation in the airways, calm the cough reflex and promotes good sleep.

Its effectiveness in addressing physical symptoms and mental distress makes it valuable for relieving nighttime coughing fits.

Coccus Cacti

Coccus Cacti originates from a South American cactus. It helps with persistent, spasmodic coughs with mucus in the chest, especially at night.

Coccus Cacti helps loosen and liquefy thick mucus, making it easier to cough up and clear. By easing congestion and promoting mucus drainage, it reduces nighttime coughing intensity and frequency, improving rest and comfort.

Antimonium Tartaricum

Ant tart is helpful for a rattling cough with difficulty expelling mucus, particularly during the night. This remedy works by helping to loosen and liquefy the sticky mucus, making it easier to cough up and clear from the chest. It lessens coughing fits at night by promoting mucus drainage and reducing congestion, leading to better sleep and comfort.

Home Measures to Soothe Cough

  1. Avoid exposure to cold air, which can worsen cough symptoms, especially for those with sensitive airways.

  2. Sleep on the left side to reduce pressure on the chest and improve breathing during coughing fits.

  3. Elevate the head with an extra pillow to aid in mucus drainage and ease nighttime coughing.

  4. Use warm compresses or take gentle walks to manage stitching pains in the chest or abdomen.

  5. Stuffy rooms can be uncomfortable and affect your health. Maintain a humid and warm room environment, using humidifiers or vaporisers, especially in dry winter months.

  6. Stay well-hydrated with warm drinks, herbal teas, water and clear broths to thin mucus and ease coughing.

  7. Identify and avoid environmental irritants like tobacco smoke, air pollution, strong odours, and chemical fumes.

  8. Have rest and relaxation with activities like deep breathing exercises, meditation, gentle yoga, or soothing music.

  9. Maintain a balanced and nutritious diet rich in immune-boosting nutrients and vitamins.

  10. Avoid cough suppressants, as they may interfere with the body's natural healing process. Instead, opt for natural remedies and supportive measures.

  11. Consult a qualified healthcare professional if cough symptoms persist or worsen for custom treatment recommendations.

Worsening Cough with Blood-Streaked Sputum

If your cough gets worse, lasts for a long period or if you start coughing up blood, seek immediate medical help. It could indicate various health concerns, from minor infections to potentially serious conditions like pneumonia or even lung cancer. Identifying cancer in its early stages is important for better prognosis. Getting timely medical attention ensures proper evaluation and necessary tests to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

Cough Treatment at Faith Homeopathy Clinic, Online & UK

At Faith Homeopathy, Dr. Geeta Khubchandani provides thorough check-ups for cough and offer tailored treatment plan. With over 27 years of experience, she treats chest issues, including asthma, bronchitis, allergic rhinitis, sore throat and more. We offer both online and in-person (Maidenhead) appointments to accommodate all patients, from children to adults.

If any symptoms require further investigation, we will promptly refer you. We guide you in selecting gentle natural remedies. We also advise on lifestyle and nutritional changes to improve your overall health.

You can schedule a free pre-consultation to discuss how homeopathy can benefit you.

Best wishes,


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