Coughs can be one of the most common health problems, and are caused due to viral infections, common cold, flu, and smoking, or even due to health issues such as asthma, tuberculosis and lung cancer.
Symptoms of Cough – Itchy throat, chest pain, and congestion.
Rather than going for the prescribed cough syrups, there are lots of Natural Home Remedies for Cough Treatments that are readily available right in your kitchen. Take a look.
1. Warm Milk with Honey
An effective, and tried and tested remedy for dry cough is a spoon of honey mixed in a glass of warm milk. The warm milk eases the roughness and pain. For best results, drink it before your bedtime. Alternatively, swallowing a spoon of plain honey on an empty stomach will also clear the mucus and soothe your throat.
2. Ginger- Peppermint Soup
Ginger works as an expectorant to loosen and expel mucous from the lungs, while the peppermint can soothe the throat pain, occurred due to persistent cough.
To two cups of boiling water, add grated ginger and a spoon of peppermint leaves. Lower the heat to allow the liquid simmer. Strain the liquid and let it cool slightly. Add a spoon of honey to the warm liquid, and let it get dissolved completely. Sip it every few hours in a day for relief from sore throat.
3. Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root can be an effective home remedy for dry cough, for getting a relief from the pain and inflammation properties. The Marshmallow Root can also protect the mucous membrane tissue and prevent from any further issues.
Boil the water for 10-12 minutes. Now add 3 grams of dried marshmallow leaves and let it steep. Strain it out, and drink the solution for cough relief. Sipping Marshmallow Root tea twice or thrice a day will soothe irritation and gives relief from the persistent cough.
Probiotics are packed with a host of health benefits. Although they don’t relieve you of cough directly, they aid in balancing gastrointestinal flora. Lactobacillus, a bacterium in dairy has properties to lower Cold, Flu or sensitivity to certain allergens like pollen. Probiotics boosts immune system function.
5. Licorice Root Tea
Licorice root has the properties to soothe your throat pain; loosening and thinning mucous and in easing congestion. For its inflammatory properties, Licorice root has been used for ages to treat coughs and bronchial issues. Add an ounce of sliced licorice sticks to a large bowl of boiled water. Let the root steep for 24 hours. Drink the tea, by adding a spoon of honey.
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