A cough benefits from a mixture of equivalent parts of honey and aloe juice and a mixture of carrot juice and honey in warm water. Dried bee balm leaves soaked in hot water not only act as expectorant, but also provide relief by healing infections as they have some antiseptic qualities too. Mixing cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce in water to use for a gargle clears mucus congestion. You could also grind a few garlic cloves, add a cup of grape juice, or mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with honey, or sip on ginger tea throughout the day for instant expectorant action. Honey helps against the constant throat irritation and guards against infection because of its antibacterial features. Another honey remedy would be to boil a lemon for a few minutes and then squeeze the juice in a mixture of honey and a little glycerin and sip on it. Onions are known to have expectorant properties as well. Boil an onion for a quarter of an hour and take the resultant broth as many times as you want through the day to get relief from your congested throat. Even a mixture of the juice of a raw onion and honey is beneficial in the same way. Apart from chamomile tea, tea prepared with angelica leaf or root, wild cherry bark, red clover, slippery elm, peppermint, rosemary, or thyme, provides huge relief from cough. Some have also benefited from sprinkling apple cider vinegar on the pillowcase before resting for the night. Vinegar, like honey, is useful as an expectorant. Mixing it with water or honey provides instant relief as it breaks down mucus and brings down inflammation. An early morning remedy would be taking a clove of garlic that had been swathed in honey and kept overnight. Licorice root, which is known to soothe the inflamed throat, could be powdered and taken with honey several times a day.