Geranium is one of the herbs most commonly recommended as a treatment for a dry and stubborn cough. You can make a syrup from the herb or an infusion. The remedies for cough using geranium are several.
In one, put 7 leaves of the herb, mints and Turkish delight in the syrup. Then pour in 2 cups (500 mL) of water and boil the mixture on low heat, until the Turkish delight and mints melt. Drink 2 teaspoons at least 3 times a day.
To this recipe you can add 6 walnuts, crushed along with their shells, and 3 apples, chopped coarsely. If making it that way, add a full 4 1/5 cups (1 liter) of water and boil until the Turkish delight and mints melt. Filter and drink in 3 equal doses.
You can also try to cure your cough with a combination of geranium and basil - put 3 leaves of geranium and 2 tablespoons of basil in a suitable container. Next add 2 walnuts, crushed with their shells, pour in 2 cups (500 mL) of water and boil for 5 min. Then filter, sweeten with honey and drink in 3 doses.
Here are a few other folk medicine recipes used for curing coughs:
You will need a medium-sized onion head. Peel the outer skin and use a spoon to dig out a hole in the middle. Then pour in honey all the way to the top in the resulting onion "cup". Leave it overnight. The next morning, drink the resulting juice.
You can also try a tea with onions and walnuts. Crack 12 walnuts and put them in a pot with the shells. To this, add 1 mashed onion head, along with the outer skin. Pour in 2 cups (500 mL) of water and boil for 30 min. on low heat. Then strain, add honey and drink. Drink the entire remedy within a day.
Quince seeds also help against cough. Remove them from ripe quince fruits and put in a suitable container. Heat water on the stove and once it comes to a boil, pour it over the quince seeds - about 2/5 cup (100 mL) of water for every teaspoon of seeds.
Let the blend smother for about an hour and then strain. Add honey if you don't like the taste. Drink 1 cup several times a day. If giving this to children, reduce the dosage to several tablespoons per day, given at even intervals.