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Super Effective Natural Remedies for Cough
What many people are not aware of is that a cough is natural bodily function. An average person coughs about twice an hour in order to help clear our air passages of from unwanted debris. Coughing only becomes a problem when you have an illness and the coughing gets out of control.
Before we start discussing the actual natural remedies for cough, it’s important to point out that the sufferer’s environment has to be improved as well. The air you breathe has to be moist, so that the mucus stuck in the passageways is broken up more easily. Moist air can be inhaled with the help of hot water, either by taking a hot shower or staying in the bathroom after one. Going to a sauna will also be extremely beneficial to someone that has a cough. Fluids in general are basic natural cough remedies, so make sure to drink a lot of water, herbal tea, and juice.
Some of the best natural remedies for cough are honey, garlic, lemon, ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and almonds. The easiest mixture out of all these is honey and lemon juice mixed with boiling water. Ginger can be added for more healing properties as well. Try a mixture of onion juice and honey and take it 2-3 times a day. This makes an excellent natural cough syrup. Mixing honey with a bit of vodka before bed can do wonders for your cough as well. You can also try mixing toasted turmeric with honey or chewing on cardamom pods. Creating an almond paste can help with dry unproductive coughs, and garlic is one of the all-around natural remedies for cough, is it naturally helps boost the immune system.
Some other natural cough remedies include Echinacea, Coltsfoot (which relieves congestion), and jasmine (you can put a few drops of jasmine oil onto a napkin and inhale the scent). Another unexpected natural remedy for cough is grapes, as they are considered very effective in breaking up mucus. Mixing grape juice with honey is said to be even more effective to relieve coughing. Raisins (since they come from grapes) can also do the job if you make a sauce out of them. Another good natural remedy for a dry hard cough is aniseed.
Besides these remedies that are meant to be taken orally, you can also make some gargles. For example, a mixture of lemon and salt clears the throat very well when gargled. You can try making a “nose teapot”, filling it with hot liquid and inhaling the hot fumes. Along the same lines, you can boil some potatoes, take them off the burner, and, without removing the water, inhale the resulting steam with a towel over your head and the pot. The potatoes are excellent at keeping heat in, so the steam won’t cool off for a long time. Thing to avoid when you have a cough are fried foods, meat, and dairy products, as they increase the production of mucus.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Herbal Treatment28 Mar 2011|