Cough Home Remedies
A very warm welcome to our website page for Cough Home Remedies.
A cough is a normal reflex reaction to irritation and congestion in the throat and lungs and it's purpose is to remove and expel the irritant.
Causes of Coughs
- Acid Reflux
- Viral infections of the nose and throat.
- Clearing the throat - nervous habit.
- Some Blood Pressure Pills
- Irritation to the airways by dust or gasses
- Runny Nose and post nasal drip
Before we tackle the reason for this page with our cough home remedies, let's take a moment and see what herbs can be used to help relieve irritating coughs.
- This herb is recognized by the FDA as a safe and effective medicinal option for sore throats and respiratory symptoms such as coughs.
- Slippery Elm contains mucilage, (see herbal dictionary) which suppresses coughing and soothes the throat.
- Get the Slippery Elm from your local health shop and make a tea from the dried herb.
- Ginger is an excellent expectorant which means it is an agent that dissolves thick mucus and is used to help respiratory difficulties.
- Ginger is also anti-bacterial which in turn means that it is a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria.
- Thinly slice a piece of ginger root, usually about 5 slices, allow to steep in a cup of boiling water for about 5 minutes, sweeten with honey and sip. You can leave the root in the cup and chew on a little while drinking the tea.
- Flax seed is both demulcent and expectorant. Expectorant, means that it helps increase the flow of mucus which in turn helps to expel mucus from the lungs.
- Demulcent helps to soothe irritated tissue and moisten mucus membranes.
- Get some Flax seed from your local health shop and make a tea from 2 tablespoons of the seed in a cup of boiling water, once again add honey to sweeten and also some fresh lemon juice.
How Do You Get Rid of a Cough Quickly?
- Mix one tablespoon each of lemon juice and honey in a small glass of warm water, and drink regularly.
- You can also trickle a teaspoon of honey down your throat at bedtime.
- Honey encourages the production of saliva, which helps to soothe dry irritated throats. It also contain a substance called propolis which is one of nature's natural antibiotics.
Want to flush out your nasal passages (good idea if you have a niggling cough) then use a neti pot (available from your health shop) to make things easier, otherwise do it yourself by mixing a cup of warm water with a heaped teaspoon of salt. Tilt your head and pour some of the mixture into the raised nostril. Repeat from the other side.
How can I stop coughing at Night Naturally?
Boil quartered and peeled oranges and lemons in a little water and then add extra lemon juice and honey to taste. Take at bedtime.
Lemon juice is loaded with Vitamin C which has been known for year to work wonders for colds and coughs.
Cough Syrup from Marshmallow Roots
2 Teaspoons of chopped dried marshmallow root
2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
- Stir the marshmallow root and water and boil over a moderate heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, slowly stir in the sugar, so that a thick syrup forms (see preparing herbs) and then simmer until the sugar grains have dissolved completely. Allow to cool and then gradually add the orange juice.
- Marshmallow roots aid the body in expelling mucus and is therefore very useful for soothing irritating coughs.
Elderberry Syrup for Coughs
4 cups of berries (remove all the stalks)
2 cups raw honey
- Boil ingredients together and then simmer in a double boiler for 2 hours with the lid on. (use 2 tablespoons of water to start the syrup)
- Pour into sterilized jars, seal and refrigerate and take one teaspoon several times per day.
- Elderberries are loaded with vitamin C and they also have calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
This article was printed from JillsMusic.com
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