Coughing is generally normal. In fact, wet cough that produces mucus is a body’s natural reaction to the obstructions in the throat and lungs such as foreign particles and microbes. This kind of the cough is good for health. It is the dry and/or persistent wet cough that requires attention and home remedies are your best first attempts to deal with them.
Allergies can cause cough. Viral and bacterial infections also cause cough. Common flu, cold, bronchitis are such infections whose one of the main symptom is cough.
Any bout of cоugh that lasts longer than 2-3 weeks requires attention. Don’t simply run to the doctor on the first signs of cоugh. You can do a lot better than that. Get rid of it at home. Most of the powerful natural home remedies for cоugh are available in your kitchen.
Getting cough bouts in public is not only discomforting but embarrassing also. But, sometimes we just can’t help it. Go ahead and try these simple foods which can help you to get rid of your cough.
Ginger is one of the most popular natural cures for a cough.
- 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.
- Another option is to chew fresh raw ginger on and off throughout the day to reduce your cough.
Add a teaspoon each of turmeric powder and black pepper to boiling water. Also consider adding cinnamon and honey. Drink this daily until you see improvement.
- Other ways to introduce turmeric in your diet is by adding turmeric powder along with carom seeds to herbal tea. Also add honey and drink the solution two to three times daily.
- You can also roast turmeric root and grind it into fine powder and mix it with water and honey- drink twice a day.
Peppermint leaves are well known for their healing properties. Menthol in peppermint soothes the throat and acts as a decongestant, helping to break down mucus. You can benefit by drinking peppermint tea or by inhaling peppermint vapors from a steam bath. To make a steam bath, add 3 or 4 drops of peppermint oil for every 150 milliliters of hot water. Drape a towel over your head, and take deep breaths directly above the water
Lemons can be used in a variety of ways for curing coughs. Lemons have properties that reduce inflammation and also provide a dose of infection-fighting vitamin C.
A simple cough syrup can be made by combining two tablespoons of lemon juice and one tablespoon of honey. Drink this healthy syrup several times a day.
Another way to use lemons is to blend lemon juice with a little honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper and then drink it.