For coughs, grate a clove of garlic and mix with honey.
The product is used to soothe tickly, dry coughs, and helps to unblock a stuffy nose.
Lingering coughs or coughing up blood should be treated by a trained practitioner.
The study showed that an ingredient of chocolate called theobromine was more effective at stopping persistent coughs than the leading cough medicine codeine.
An uncontrolled study using cupping to relieve coughs reported a curative response in 35 of 41 patients.