At first one must know about the cough, Cough is the body’s natural reflex to irritation in the throat.
There are two kinds of cough – one which is wet and associated with mucus; and the other which is dry and there is no mucus.
For children, regular cough can be a sign of asthma.
Cough can be caused by allergies. This can also be chronic sinusitis, pertussis, tuberculosis, GE reflux, inhaled foreign bodies, irritation from little air particles, smoke, or even habit.
sometimes cough is also caused by swimmer's ear.
Everyone can be a victim of cough that is why there is a need to be informed of the ways to cure it. But before you storm the local drug store in search for cough syrups, consider your kitchen first for it might have products that can cure cough.
Here are some remedies you can use whenever you or your children have a cough:
- Ginger tea, prepared by adding a few pieces of ginger into boiled water before adding tea leaves, is another effective remedy.
Mix 3 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 cup honey, and 1/4 cup warm water and take two teaspoons daily.
Extracted juice of ginger with honey take three or four times a day is an excellent remedy for coughs and cold.
In cases of dry cough,peel a small piece of fresh ginger. Sprinkle some salt on it and chew.
A decoction of henna leaves can be used as a gargle, with beneficial results.
Three peppers sucked with a pinch of caraway seeds and a crystal of common salt provides relief.
Add a gram of turmeric powder to a teaspoon of honey for curing dry cough.
Hot tea with lemon and rasberry jam, drink as much as possible.
Three cloves of garlic boiled in milk, can be used every night.
Take half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder, mixed in 30ml. of warm milk twice a day.
Chew cardamom for a long time.
Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime.
Soak almonds overnight. Remove their skin. Make a paste of these almonds with little butter and sugar. Very useful for a dry cough.
Add two tablespoons of glycerine and two tablespoons of honey to the lemon juice. Take 1 teaspoonful daily.
Combine 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp honey, and 2 tbsp water. Take a couple of teaspoons of the mixture and an instant cure can be experienced.
Create a tea by boiling water with grated or sliced ginger, a clove of garlic, and fresh lemon in a saucepan. After 20 minutes, strain the tea on a mug and add honey and drink it. This will surely sooth the throat. The heat will open nasal passages and the chest that will make you feel much better. Plus the vitamins lemon contains will help you even further to eliminate the cough.
Place a small pan on heat and put butter in it. Add of black pepper corn and let it boil. Remove from the flame and let it cool down. Chew the black pepper. Follow it up with a glass of milk and your cough will surely go.
The simplest and the easiest: drink a lot of fluid.
These four home remedies will ease your suffering from cough. But if it had no effect and the cough continues to persist, might as well consult a physician.
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