The best natural remedies for cough

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The best natural remedies for cough

What’s a cough? A cough is a reflex that helps clear your airways of irritants. It is a normal thing to get from time to time, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying.

What causes coughing?

Cough can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common causative organisms are bacterial and viral illnesses, others include allergies, a runny nose, heartburn, and asthma.

What should I do if my cough just isn’t going away?

Some natural remedies for cough you can use. 

  1. Pungent spices

They include Cardamom, ginger, cloves, nigella seeds, and star anise. Eating pungent spices, like ginger or anise, can help strengthen the respiratory system.

These spices can be brewed into a tasty herbal drink, and the warm water and steam added can help to open up the lungs. Purified ginger helps relax the airways and reduce coughing, particularly dry coughs related to asthma.

  1. Honey

Honey is a sweet, viscous substance made by bees and some related insects. Not only is it tasty but it’s been confirmed to be just as effective in containing coughs, particularly those caused by upper respiratory tract infections.

Patients are given a tablespoon of honey before bedtime got as much, or more, relief than they did when given dextromethorphan, a common ingredient in cough medicines, according to a study published in The Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

You can formulate your solution at home by mixing up to 2 teaspoons of honey with herbal tea or warm water and lemon. The honey does the soothing, while the lemon juice can help with congestion.

  1. Orange juice

Drinking a lot of fluid is key to managing cough.

The lungs need to be hydrated to reduce the production of mucus. Orange juice contains vitamin C, of which a high dose of it can help reduce cough.

  1. Pineapples

Pineapples are tropic fruits that are rich in vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. They help boost the immune system and also help in building strong bones and aid indigestion. An enzyme called Bromalin found in Pineapples had been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and may also have mucolytic properties, which means that it can break down mucus and remove it from the body.

To enjoy the most benefits of pineapple and bromelain, eat a slice of pineapple or drink 3.5 ounces of fresh pineapple juice three times a day.

  1. Salt-water gargle

This simple remedy is one of the most effective for treating a sore throat and wet cough. Saltwater reduces phlegm and mucus in the back of the throat which can lessen the need to cough.

Stir half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water until it dissolves. Allow the solution to cool slightly before using it to gargle. Let the mixture sit at the back of the throat for a few moments before spitting it out. Gargle with salt water several times each day until the cough improves.

You might want to avoid giving saltwater to younger children as they may not be able to gargle properly, and drinking salt water can be risky.

If you would love to use natural remedies to treat your cough, you should research sources of information and validate it with other sources. You should also be conscious that some herbs and supplements can interfere with medications, which may result in unpleasant side effects.

The best treatment for a cough will depend on its underlying cause. There are many possible causes of coughs, including allergies, infections, and acid reflux. If you’re not sure of using home remedies, it might be nice to see a doctor for prescriptions.

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