We are already in the coldest time of the year, it is very common that we end up taking some small cold. These processes, in most cases, generate a series of symptom that are somewhat annoying, such as nasal congestion, sneezing or sore throat. However, the consequence that can last the longest and causes us the most discomfort is cough. This occurs due to irritation of the nerve endings in the airways between the throat and the lungs. They can be different reasons why this reaction happens: dust, bacteria, viruses…
To prevent this small ailment from causing us much discomfort, we can always resort to a series of home remedies against cough, of natural origin, which will help us more or less quickly and effectively. In this way, we avoid having to resort to medicines that contain chemical substances, which do not have a significant difference with respect to the Natural medicine for cough
Surely a family member or friend has already told you about some of the following Cough remedies. In this article we are going to tell you what they are and explain the Benefits that they bring you to be able to alleviate this discomfort completely:
a tablespoon of honey
Honey is a delicious food and also, is good for treating cough. According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (United States), honey may be more effective than medicines to calm cough. Being a demulcent (viscous substance that exerts a protective action), covers and soothes the irritated area thanks to its viscosity.
The ideal is to take three tablespoons of honey a day (for example, one with each meal). In children under two years this remedy should not be applied, as it can cause botulism, a fatal disease. Also check that it is Natural honey, as many stores and supermarkets sell packaged honey that may have been treated.
honey pepper tea
The infusions They are a good option to calm a cough, as they are made with natural products. If you have a cough with mucus, the honey pepper tea helps stimulate circulation, relieving and promoting the flow of phlegm. To make it you just have to add a tablespoon of fresh pepper and two tablespoons of honey to a cup of boiling water. Let it rest for a quarter of an hour. After that, strain the mixture and it would be ready to drink.
Steam is one of best natural remedies for cough and also for cold and congestion. This technique helps release mucus and phlegm immediately. To do this, take a container of boiled water and stand on it with a towel over your head, to prevent the steam from escaping. Inhale and exhale for five or ten minutes, at least twice a day. you can add oils The natural herbs that facilitate the release of mucus.
Gargle with salt water
Gargling with salt water is another of the most effective natural cough remedies. It is opportune just when the throat pain appear. This remedy helps drain excess fluid from the swollen areas of the throat, thereby reducing cough symptoms. With half a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt is enough for it to work.
onion and garlic
Onion and garlic can become your best allies to treat cough. The onion It has some volatile compounds, which are released after cutting it, which have a anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce cough. To use, cut it in half and place both halves on a plate near you, whether you’re going to sleep, sitting down, or doing whatever else you might be doing breathing close to her.
Among its natural medicinal properties, the it It has the peculiarity of fighting respiratory infections. It acts like a antibiotic natural. The easiest way to benefit from its effect is to split it into two halves and leave each one in the cheeks of the mouth, for 15-20 minutes.
More natural remedies against cough
If you don’t have enough with natural remedies to treat cough that we have described, you can also try these others:
Ginger and mint syrup.
Hot drinks: broths, teas, purees…
Bromelain, an enzyme that pineapple contains.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.