Winter is here! As there are enough reasons to feel joyous for this season, there are equally good reasons to be worried about your health. One of the common diseases that come knocking with winter season is cough and cold. Coughs, especially dry cough, make you a lot more uncomfortable as it is not as easy to get rid of as productive cough – the one with phlegm. Common causes of dry cough are allergies, cold, dry air, dust and any pollutant present in the environment. A dry cough can be relieved with the help of home remedies that have demulcent effect i.e. they would sooth irritation in the throat. Here are some of the best home and herbal remedies that offer relief from dry and persistent cough.