A cough is caused by the viral infection. You may recover from the cold but a cough may remain due to viruses in the airways. We have to depend on our natural body defence to fight harmful microbes at all times.
Natural remedies can help to fight viruses and keep the throat airways clear. There are 2 types of cough
- A dry cough (non-productive) means you are having a cough that doesn’t produce any thick mucus (phlegm).
- A chesty cough (productive) caused by thick mucus produced whenever you cough to clear your airways.
If you having a chesty cough, you need to avoid mucus producing foods. Such as
- dairy products,
- sugary foods
- soft drinks.
Here are some of the natural remedies that can help you to get cured naturally.
4 Natural Remedies For Cough
Known as a superfood because of the powerful medicinal properties. Honey helps the entire human body to fight infections and heal wounds. Organic pure honey has effective antimicrobial properties which promote bronchial mucus elimination and clear the respiratory tract.
Traditional and modern medical experts recommend honey as a natural remedy for a cough. Products from the grocery stores contain added dextrose and glucose, even though the label says 100%, pure honey. Buy organic raw honey directly from the beekeepers or bee farmers.
NEVER give honey to babies below 1 year old.
Add 1 teaspoon of honey to 1/2 cup of warm water and drink every 6 hours. Hot water may destroy some of the natural enzymes. You can take it as it is or can make a drink by adding lemon juice.
- Squeeze 1/2 lemon
- Pour lemon juice into a cup of warm water.
- Add 2 teaspoon of honey
- Mix well with a spoon
Take this drink at least 3 times a day. You can dilute the drink if you want to.
Ginger has many medicinal properties to cure many other illnesses. Commonly used in the natural remedies for flu as well. It also gets rid of the wind in your stomach as well. Ginger tea with honey helps to loose and remove the congestion naturally.
One of the most effective natural remedies to treat colds is the combination of honey, lemon, and ginger. In addition, it even helps to reduce body weight.
- Make a cup of plain hot tea (8 oz)
- Add 1 teaspoon of ginger extract – juice.
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Mix them well and enjoy the drink.
Drink at least 3 times a day. You can take this drink regularly as for general health even though you are not suffering from colds.
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
Turmeric plant is widely used in Middle Eastern and South Asian as cooking ingredients mainly because of its colour. In India, turmeric is used as natural remedies for the treatment of various ailments including chronic coughs. Turmeric has powerful natural antiseptic and medicinal properties.
- Crush ½ inch of fresh turmeric
- Add to 8 oz of fresh milk.
- Bring it to almost boil and heat up for 10 minutes.
- Strain the turmeric and allow 5 minutes cooling before drinking.
Consume plenty of plain or warm water because water can help to loosen the phlegm and clear your passageways. It will also help to prevent dehydration due to the production of mucus. Dehydration can cause other health problems such as
- breathing difficulties
- irregular heartbeat
Avoid these problems by drinking 8 oz of warm water every 2 hours.
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