Cough: Natural Remedies That Work

The differences between oily and dry cough. The best natural remedies to calm her down and soothe the burning. The most suitable herbal teas are those of mallow. Always accompanied by honey. Fat cough, with phlegm. Dry cough, without phlegm. We must start from here, a fundamental distinction, to understand the most suitable remedies to calm the cough without being forced to waste money on medicines when they are not needed and are not essential.

Natural Remedies To Calm Cough

Continuous sneezing,  stuffy nose, sore throat, and cough: the latter disorder is undoubtedly one of the most annoying seasonal illnesses. Caused by an irritation of the respiratory tract, cough in itself is not a disease but can have complications, especially if it is particularly violent: from insomnia to vomiting up to subconjunctival and nasal hemorrhages. 

A disorder that at times generates anxiety: for 61 percent of the people who suffer from it, it becomes a fundamental fear because it is considered the symptom of other, more serious ailments. The often erroneous forecast opens the door to the waste of unnecessary and expensive drugs. It is much better to prevent coughing and fight it with natural remedies, starting from rest and fumigations.

Causes Of Cough

The cough can be oily or dry and irritates the oropharyngeal tract causing discomfort and burning. A defense is put in place by our body to prevent germs and bacteria from reaching the lungs. Among the leading causes of cough we find:

  1. Air too cold or too hot and dry
  2. Allergies
  3. Stress
  4. Ingestion of particular substances
  5. Inhalation of gasses, fumes, and perfumes

Cough Natural Remedies

If it is not a particularly strong nuisance, we invite you to contact your doctor immediately. Here are some simple tips to alleviate the ailment naturally with the remedies handed down by grandmothers. But first, let’s start with the basics:

  1. Hot drinks are recommended to counteract the cough reflex as they have an emollient effect.
  2. Water reduces cough, while those who drink little suffer twice as much from this ailment as those who manage to hydrate themselves sufficiently.
  3. To prevent the phlegm from thickening,  drink a lot.
  4. Do not smoke and do not expose children to secondhand smoke.

Natural Remedies Dry Cough

Fumigations can be made with bicarbonate and coarse salt to calm dry coughs. It is essential to ensure that the air in the room where you sleep does not become particularly dry: it could irritate the mucous membranes. To solve this problem, attach the traditional ceramic humidifiers to the radiators.

Natural Remedies For Oily Cough

First of all, natural remedies, honey, can stimulate mucus secretion and promote its dissolution. It is also able to calm the irritation of the oropharyngeal tract. Combining herbal tea and adding honey is a great way to manage a fat cough.  

Natural Remedies Cough Children

There are two very effective remedies to calm and soothe coughs in children naturally: the humidifier and the fumigations. In case of cough and cold, fumigations are an excellent natural remedy for children:  here, you will find all the valuable information on how to proceed. For the little ones, it is good to follow these simple tips:

  1. If the cough is occasional, it is better not to abuse the usual syrups.
  2. Make sure that the little ones drink hot drinks: they have an emollient effect that helps to counteract the reflex to cough.
  3. Children, like adults, need to drink a lot to prevent phlegm from thickening.
  4. Use steam inhalations but without adding balsamic substances, which can be irritating.
  5. Do not expose children to secondhand smoke. 

Natural Remedies Angry Cough

For the angry cough that does not go away with anything, you can try mallow-based herbal teas that help calm the pain thanks to the anesthetizing action of the plant.

Natural Remedies For Cough In Pregnancy

Fumigations with bicarbonate and essential oils are among the most suitable methods to calm coughs in pregnancy. Proceed as follows: prepare an infusion of water and sodium bicarbonate to relieve the throat and help expectoration, breathe the steam of the injection, repeat several times a day until the health conditions improve.

Acute And Chronic Cough Remedies 

Our natural remedies will certainly be practical to make the cough disappear. Otherwise, it becomes essential to consult a doctor. Cough that does not go away and persists has three definitions: acute, subacute, and chronic. In the first case, it lasts for less than three weeks, in the second for between three and eight weeks, with chronic cough, it goes beyond two months, or eight weeks.

Herbal Tea For Cough

Cough, when it is mild, can be considered transient. A seasonal disease, prevalent, for which it is not necessary to immediately venture into the maze of drug proposals. Instead, it is possible to cure the classic seasonal ailments with natural remedies made at home, with a few simple ingredients. In particular, cough, both oily and dry, can be effectively counteracted with herbal teas (when there are no specific pathologies), avoiding the use of medicines from the first moment.

Herbal Tea To Calm The Cough

Let’s see together which are the best herbal teas to treat cough :

  1. Excellent is the herbal tea made with 5 gr of ivy, which has expectorant and mucolytic properties, 30 gr of thyme (the aerial parts), which has an anti-inflammatory and antitussive effect, 10 gr of eucalyptus, which is similar to thyme, 40 gr of licorice root which flavors the herbal tea and has expectorant properties and finally 15 grams of poppy petals which contains codeine and dextromethorphan which are antitussive. After obtaining all these ingredients, the herbal tea is prepared by pouring 150 ml of water for each tablespoon of the mixture. Then it is left to rest for about ten minutes. The herbal tea should be drunk warm, three times a day, to calm the cough. However, it should not be taken for long periods, especially with intestinal pathologies or other diseases. In these cases, it is best to consult the attending physician.
  2. One of the most recommended herbal teas to remove the phlegm that causes a cough is honey and lemon. Honey is a natural soothing agent, while lemon is rich in vitamin C, strengthening the immune system and responding very well to infections that attack the body. Boil the water in a saucepan and then pour half a lemon into slices. Leave to infuse for about ten minutes with the heat off. Add a teaspoon of honey to the herbal tea, even whole meal, then draw the herbal tea and consume it until your throat is better. Better not to overdo it with honey which is full of sugar and can raise the blood sugar level.
  3. Even sundew tea, a small antitussive, and spasmolytic carnivorous plant, are valid against coughs. Prepare a cup of boiling water and add 1 g of this plant. Leave to infuse for five minutes and drink two to three cups a day. It is not recommended for gastritis, stomach acid, and dyspepsia. In case of these or other pathologies, it is better to ask your doctor.
  4. Here is still an excellent emollient herbal tea against cough. Get 30 grams of mullein flowers, 20 grams of coltsfoot flowers, 25 grams of hyssop flowers, 10 grams of wild thyme flowers, 15 grams of mallow flowers, and prepare an infusion to drink no more than three times a day, far away from meals, perhaps sweetened with honey. This herbal tea is banned for pregnant women because it contains coltsfoot, which has small amounts of hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
  5. Those suffering from dry cough can try to take this herbal tea consisting of two tablespoons of marshmallow root, one tablespoon of mallow, and one of lime. Prepare 150 ml of water and put the level spoons of marshmallow in the decoction. Then add the mallow and lime and let them all steep for ten minutes. Sweeten with honey and drink up to four cups a day.
  6. The herbal tea with 10 grams of chamomile and 10 grams of borage is prepared by letting the plants infuse for about ten minutes in boiling water. Then drink up to three cups a day, always between meals.


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