Burden of tedious hard and tickling cough? Buy some dried thyme, put about two tablespoons in a large mug and pour boiling water over there. about 20 minutes infuse.. Or cover the mug by means e.g. a saucer, otherwise the water cools down too quickly. Then add a lot of honey and occasionally taking a sip. Helps fine against that nasty itch and your cough will soon loosen.