Wellness - Common Illnesses | 1-18 yrs

Natural Remedies For Cough

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A cough is a common symptom of cold. It is the body’s way of getting rid of the accumulated mucus from the body through the throat.

Healthline.com says coughing is perfectly normal but sustained coughing over a continued period can indicate health issues. In fact, one of the causes of cough can be a viral or bacterial infection.

But should cough be treated lightly? “Even a little cough can be debilitating,” says Mark Yoder, MD, assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, in an article in WebMD.

People often resort to medicines as a remedy for cough, but some home remedies can prove equally effective in battling it.

According to an article published in top10homeremedies.com, certain home remedies that can easily be made using simple ingredients at home are helpful in tackling cough. These include drinking turmeric water, chewing small pieces of fresh ginger through the day, drinking lemon juice blended with honey and consuming baked onion juice.

Mayoclinic also suggests certain self-care measures such as sucking on cough drops, taking a steam-filled shower, drinking fluids and avoiding tobacco smoke.

Remember, we don’t need to rush over to the pharmacy for every little sniffle or cold or cough. Sometimes, home remedies work wonders in curing many minor illnesses.

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Top 10 Home Remedies

Coughing is one of the most common health problems. When there is a blockage or irritant in your throat or upper air passages, your brain thinks a foreign element is present and tells your body to cough to remove that element.

Some More Home Remedies

The essence extracted from thyme leaves mixed with ivy can help relieve coughing as well as short-term bronchitis. The leaves contain compounds called flavonoids that relax the throat muscles involved in coughing and lessen inflammation.

How To Use Honey To Relieve A Cough

Honey is a time-honored remedy for a sore throat. According to one study, it can also relieve coughs more effectively than over-the-counter medicines that contain dextromethorphan (DM), a cough suppressant.

Probiotics Proven To Reduce Cough And Cold In Kids

Recent studies show the living dietary supplements have been proven to be effective in improving gut and immune health. Taking probiotics could keep your kids healthy and in school this winter.

Peppermint Oil For Cough

Parents on the lookout for alternative cough remedies should know the facts about peppermint oil for a cough.

Marshmallow Soothes Cough

Marshmallow is made from Althaea officinalis, a perennial that flowers in summer. The leaves and roots of the herb have been used since ancient times to treat sore throats and suppress coughs. There are no well-controlled studies to support these ...

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