Home remedies for COUGH

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Home remedies for COUGH


This is good to use for a persistent, stubborn cough. Pour 2 1/2 cups of boiling water over
2 tablespoons of dried agrimony flowers or leaves, and 1 tablespoon dried parsley. Cover
and steep until the mixture is cool. Strain. Use as a gargle to soothe sore throats. To stop
persistent coughs, take 2-3 tablespoons of the infusion morning and evening.

2. Grapes are one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of a cough. Grapes
tone up the lungs and act as an expectorant, relieving a simple cold and cough in a couple
of days. A cup of grape juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey is advised for cough relief.

3. Almonds are useful for dry coughs. Seven kernels should be soaked in water overnight
and the brown skin removed. They should then be ground well to form a fine paste. A
quantity of twenty grams each of butter and sugar should men be added to the paste. This
paste should be taken in the morning and evening.

4. Haldi (Turmeric) powder - Turmeric powder is not only a perfect remedy for cough and
cough, science has proved that turmeric powder is helpful for the cancer patients as well.
Take a tablespoon of carom seeds or ajwain to a glass of water and add one tablespoon of
turmeric powder to it. When the water reduces to half of its quantity, add honey to it.
Take this syrup 2-3 times a day. This loosens the chest congestion and improves
breathing. Take 2 teaspoon full of turmeric powder and add it to warm milk. This has a
magical effect in loosening the cough and clearing the mucus membrane. This is one of
the best home remedies for cough.

5. Onion - Onion plays important role in the treatment of cough. The juice extracted from
finely chopped onion helps in loosening the cough, and clears chest-congestion. cough
syrup prepared by mixing onion juice with honey is highly recommended. Take 1-2
teaspoon of onion juice, add 1-2 teaspoon of honey into it. Keep this mixture aside for 5-
6 hours, and then give a teaspoon of it to the patient at east two times in a day. Another
cough syrup made from onion juice contains lemon juice mixed in water along with
honey. Take 1-2 teaspoon of onion juice, add 1-2 teaspoon of lemon juice into it. Pour
little amount of water and allow it to boil, later add 1-2 teaspoon of honey into it. Keep
this cough syrup aside for 5-6 hours and give a teaspoon of it to the patient at least two
times in a day.

6. Adrak (Ginger) syrup - Ginger is one of the most used and effective home remedy. It is
used for the cure of several diseases including cough. Prepare cough syrup by mixing a
half tablespoon of ginger paste, and a half tablespoon of pepper powder. Further add
equal amount (one tablespoon) of vinegar and honey into it. Mix with 2-3 tablespoon of
water and keep it aside. Take this cough syrup 2-3 times a day. This is one of the widely
accepted home remedy for the treatment of cough. This is one of the important home
remedies for cough.

7. Ginger, garlic tea - Like ginger, garlic too is a very old home remedy. Doctors all over
the world have admitted the usefulness of these two natural doctors of mankind. Ginger,
garlic tea not only sooths the throat, it also loosen the mucus membrane, and clears chest
congestion. Prepare a tea by adding small piece of ginger cut in small slices, 1-2 garlic
seeds, and small amount of lemon juice into the boiling water. Boil it around 15-20
minutes. Strain the liquid and keep it aside. Add a little amount of honey into it and give
it to the patient. The lemon juice added to it loosens the cough and makes breath easy.

8. Kali Mirch (Black pepper) - Home remedy for cough is incomplete without black pepper.
It looses the mucous membrane, opens chest congestion. Patient may take 2-3 black
pepper seeds and chew it, or fry it little in oil. If patient finds difficult in chewing it
because of its strong bitter taste, add 2-3 pepper seeds in a glass of milk. Another way of
taking black pepper is with cumin seeds. Take both black pepper and cumin seeds in
small amount and add 1/2 spoon of salt to it. Chew it slowly.

9. Long (Clove) - Take 2-3 cloves and fry in little oil. Chew those cloves, patient may also
take little water after chewing it.Anise-Pimpinella anisum
- Helps expel mucus, while being anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic.
- For colds, coughs, bronchitis, also reduces nausea, gas, bloating.
- Safe for infants and children, a popular colic and indigestion remedy.
- Often mixed with other herbs for above effects and sweet licorice taste.

10. Coltsfoot-Tussilago farfara
- Expels mucus, soothes irritated membranes and suppresses coughs.
- coughs related to upper respiratory infections (colds), acute and chron-
ic bronchitis, asthma, hoarseness, whooping cough and emphysema.
- See Dosage. Should not be used excessively or for prolonged periods.

11. Cowslip-Primula veris
- Strong antispasmodic and expectorant for rattly coughs, chronic bronchitis with thick
white mucus. Warming and sedative effects.

12. Elecampane-Inula helenium
- For coughs and bronchitis, including chronic cough, gentle for children.
- Soothing expectorant, helps expel excess mucus, antibacterial effects.
- Relieves bronchial spasm in asthma, emphysema, bronchitis.

13. Eucalyptus**—Eucalyptus globulus
- Expectorant, natural decongestant, often used in rubs and liniments.
- Opens bronchial passages, clears mucus during colds, flu, bronchitis.
- Natural antiseptic. Use as an inhalant or lotion, high toxicity internally.

14. Grindelia-Gumweed/Grindelia camporum
- For coughs of bronchitis and asthma, whooping cough or viral coughs.
- Clears tough mucus, improves breathing and smothering tendency on falling asleep.
Slows rapid heart beat and reduces high blood pressure.

15. Horehound***—Marrubiurn vulgare
- Loosens mucus, soothes coughs, aids stuffy nose, sore throat and colds.
- For bronchitis, wheezing, congested chest, with inability to expel mucus.
- Treats asthma or chronic lung conditions with poor expectoration.

16. Hyssop-Hyssopus officinalis
- Relieves coughs, bronchitis, loosens and expels mucus accumulations.
- Best in chronic coughs, a tonic, stimulating herb that speeds recovery.
- Asthmatic coughs in adults, children. Promotes sweat in colds and flu.

17. Irish Moss*--Chondrus crispus
- A mucilaginous, jelly-like seaweed used in many respiratory conditions.
- A soothing demulcent used for irritating coughs, inflamed membranes.
- An expectorant for phlegm and mucus, encourages a productive cough.

18. Licorice-Glycyrrhiza glabra
- A powerful cough suppressant, soothing expectorant, demulcent and anti-inflammatory.
Treats bronchitis, coughs, asthma, sore throats.

19. Lomatium-Lomatium dissectum
- Powerful antiviral, antibacterial herb, kills at least ten bacterial strains.
- Eliminates a broad range of acute and chronic viruses.
- For flus, cold, chronic bronchitis, viral pneumonia. Expels hard mucus.

20. Lungwort-Sticta pulmonaria
- For cough and bronchitis. For dry hacking night cough, preventing sleep.
- Treats lingering coughs after measles, flu, colds, whooping cough.
- Soothes tickling in throat, bronchi, where one cough incites another.

21. Maidenhair Fern-Adiantum cappillus
- Used for coughs, bronchitis, asthma and general respiratory disorders.
- Soothes sore throats, expels mucus, helps chronic sinus congestion.

22. Mullein-Verbascum thapsus
- Traditional cough remedy that soothes dry and inflamed throat and bronchi, clears
mucus, allays bronchial spasms, shrinks swollen glands.
- Useful in colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma and even emphysema.

23. Sesame seeds (Til) and Sugar candy (Mishri) boiled in water for 10 minutes filtered and
this decoction taken thrice a day helps to cure cough.

24. Aniseed (Saunf), Carom seeds (Ajwain) boiled in water, filtered and this decoction mixed
with Honey taken thrice a day helps to get relief from cough.

25. Equal quantities of Harad (Haritaki), Gooseberry, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Jyeshta madhu)
powdered and one spoon of this powder taken with one spoon of Sugar with Milk thrice a
day cures severe cough.

26. Maalbar (Abdulasa, adusoge) leaf juice with Honey and Rock salt taken twice a day helps
to cure severe cough.

27. Add a gram of turmeric (haldi) powder to a teaspoon of honey for curing dry cough. Also
chew a cardamom for a long time.



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