Having a nagging cough can be disturbing, it can interfere with your work, keep you up all night, and make you feel miserable. The following home remedies are highly effective at reducing or eliminating coughing. Depending on the type of a cough you have, choose the method that works best for you.
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SALT WATER GARGLE
Gargling with a salt solution is still recommended after surgical procedures because it can prevent infections and promote faster healing. Just dissolve a half teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and you’ll have a disinfectant solution that soothes an inflamed throat and relieves a cough.
Isotonic solution is what you need because it won’t irritate the mucous lining of the oral cavity and will instantly relieve throat pain. The longer you have the solution in contact with the throat issues, the better it is.
This is a great way to heal a dry and wet cough since steam moisturizes the dry airways and helps relieve inflammation. Moreover, it lightens the phlegm accumulated in the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough up. It is a good idea to inhale steam before bed as it clears up nasal and chest congestion and provides a goodnight’s sleep.
LEMON AND HONEY
Let lemon juice and honey come to your rescue if coughing is killing your sleep. This incredibly light drink will soothe your throat and keep the respiratory tract well hydrated.
DRY GINGER AND PEPPER
This is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for a cough. It is a mixture of dry ginger and black pepper that brings an instant relief. Dry ginger differs from the fresh herb in taste, flavor and therapeutic function.
This is the simplest way to get rid of a cough thanks to garlic’s bioactive chemicals which offer wide-ranging antibacterial activity against pathogenic bacteria.
Onion contains many organosulfur compounds and flavonoid polyphenols that give it excellent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to that it can help treat bronchitis and ease a productive cough by lightening the mucus.
FRESH GRAPE JUICE
Grape juice helps lighten the phlegm and making it easier to cough up. It acts as a mucolytic expectorant and to take maximum advantage of the antioxidant phytochemicals in grapes drink the juice while it is fresh.
Hot soup can be useful in relieving a cough that accompanies cold and flu. The most popular is the chicken soup and it’s the spicy ingredients in the soup that do the trick (onion, garlic, ginger, black pepper).
Mullein function as an excellent expectorant and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Its leaves and flowers contain saponins which work like natural detergents, releasing phlegm from the lining of the respiratory tract.
Mullein tea can be safely used long-term to treat persistent coughs because is not known to have any undesirable side effects or toxicity.