Natural Cough Remedies, Solutions and Tips
Coughing is not only embarrassing for you but also for those around you.
Dry or wet cough? How to calm cough?
If you are looking for a cough remedy, discover in this article 7 effective natural anti cough remedies.
Horehound Candy, Old Cough Remedy
To cure a wet cough, suck a horehound candy, a bitter-sweet plant that acts as an expectorant, that is, it causes the reflex of the cough to evacuate the mucus.
You will find horehound candies in drugstore.
To cure a dry cough, take pastilles with slippery elm.
Prepared with the bark of the tree, these pellets were once found in all home medicine cabinets.
The bark contains a gelatinous substance that coats the throat with a protective layer and relieves coughing.
Or prepare the following “potion”:
Put mints and lemon juice in a small saucepan and heat until candy is dissolved.
Add honey and mix well.
Take 1 or 2 tablespoons of this mixture according to your needs.
Homemade syrup, an irritating cough remedy
Mix lemon juice with a little honey, add a pinch of cayenne pepper and swallow.
Honey coats the throat with a protective layer, soothing irritated tissue while lemon juice heals inflammation while providing vitamin C with anti-infective properties.
As for the pepper, it increases the blood supply in the affected area, thus accelerating healing.
Or, mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon honey, and heat the mixture.
Take one teaspoon at a time, as often as needed to relieve yourself.
You can also add a little chopped onion; this vegetable contains irritating compounds that provoke the reflex of the cough and bring up the mucus.
Here is the recipe for a particularly tasty old syrup:
Cut 3 sliced lemons that you put in a saucepan with honey and some leaves and horehound flowers.
The horehound, a bitter herb that has long been used in the making of cough candy, acts as an irritant, causing the cough reflex and the evacuation of mucus.
Simmer the mixture until the syrup thickens, pass and let cool.
This cough remedy is effective.
Antitussive tea: thyme
In addition to expectorant, thyme is a good cough remedy because it contains substances that calm the respiratory tracts.
Put 2 tablespoons fresh thyme (or 1 tablespoon thyme) in a cup of hot water.
Let infuse, filter, add honey on your spoon if desired and drink (do not put honey in herbal tea).
Horehound: Infuse 2 teaspoons of leaves or horehound flowers in a cup of boiling water, pass and drink.
If you can get the help of a partner, this percussion technique will help clear your bronchi.
Lie flat on a firm bed or rug.
Have your partner form a cup with his hands and hit your back rhythmically from the bottom and up to the neck.
Ask him to continue until your bronchi are clear.
Night vapor, cough tip
To prevent nighttime coughing, make sure the air in your room is moist, especially during winter: install a humidifier.
Propolis Natural Cough Remedy
Why is it soothing?
The virtues of propolis are due to its rich antioxidant flavonoids: its healing, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties have been demonstrated by in vitro tests.
Its antitussive action is effective if the cough is due to inflammation.
Often available as a spray.
Great Mullein for cough
Great Mullein acts as a cough expectorant and it also relieves sore throats.
- Boil the water in a saucepan.
- Turn off the heat and discard the Great Mullein flowers.
- Infuse for 10 minutes.
- Drink one to three cups a day.
You will find Great Mullein flowers at the herbalist’s.