HOME REMEDIES FOR COUGH
Cough is one of the most widely recognized health problems. At a point when there is a blockage or irritant in your throat or upper air passages,then your brain thinks a foreign element is present thereby telling your body to cough to remove that element.
In order to treat cough most effectively, you need to first find out whether its dry cough or productive cough.
A dry cough may occur due to inflammation of the trachea or irritation in the throat. A productive cough results from the presence of mucus or other fluid in the respiratory tract and is usually a symptom of a respiratory infection like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or tuberculosis.
So therefore, you must keep yourself hydrated, which helps to keep the mucous membranes moist so that it can be easily flushed out.
Try These Five Effective Home Remedies For Cough That Might Help You Feel Better:
Hot milk with honey
A hot milk with honey can relieve a dry cough and reduce chest pain you may be experiencing from non stop coughing. For best results, drink it before going to sleep. For added advantages from the analgesic properties of honey, swallow a teaspoon of plain honey on empty stomach. This will help clear the mucus and soothe your throat.
Ginger is one of the most popular natural cures for a cough.
I) Cut fresh ginger into small slices and crush them slightly. Put them in a cup of water and bring to a boil. Drink this herbal solution three to four times a day for relief from a sore throat, non-stop
coughing and even congestion. You can also some lemon juice and honey to it.
II) Another option is to chew fresh raw ginger on and off throughout the day to reduce your cough.
3. Giloy juice
It fabricates your immunity and is known to achieve a balance in three doshas – Vatta, Pita and Kapha. It acts as an anti-allergic and thus, helps in treating cough caused due to allergic reactions to smoke, pollution or pollen.
NOTE: In case of any chronic coughing, you must have 2 tablespoons of Giloy juice with water in the morning everyday till it becomes better.
One of the simplest home remedies for coughing is to cut onions. Breathing in the strong vapors can help stop coughing.
You can also make a cough syrup from baked onion juice, comfrey tea, and honey. Drink it daily to get relief.
Another option is to combine a one-half teaspoon of onion juice with one teaspoon of pure honey. Swallow this solution at least twice a day to soothe your throat.
5. Spiced tea
A warm cup of spiced tea is a great way to get rid of it, naturally. Add 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, a pinch of cinnamon and some cloves.
All three spices are known to heal you from the inside. These warming spices gently reduce congestion and phlegm in the lungs, and furthermore help in drying up a runny nose.
TIP: Coughing tends to increase at night while sleeping. This happens because the mucous tends to drip from the nose into the throat when you lie down. You can tackle this situation by keeping your head at a higher position. This will reduce coughing and help you sleep better.
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