by Prof. Hesin
Cough is actually a vital player in the body’s defence against disease. Coughing expels mucus, microbes, and foreign particles from the respiratory tract, protecting the lungs from infection and inflammation. The forced and sometimes violent exhalation can be voluntary as well as reflexive, since coughing is useful for moving and clearing out anything disturbing our breathing from the respiratory system.
Persistent Cough Cause
-Aspiration during swallowing
-Pertussis (whooping cough)
-Common in smokers
-Tobacco smoke itself
Need to soothe a nagging cough? Here is perfect homeremedies to cure nagging cough and lung inflammation naturally. It is especially helpful during cold and flu infections. Several of the herbs have a numbing effect that is soothing to lung and throat pain.
1 green tea bag
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons honey
Juice of half a lemon
Green tea is preferred, but regular tea can be used as an inferior substitute.
Prepare this remedy by placing the tea bag and herbs into a coffee mug with boiling water. Let them seep for three minutes, then strain before adding the honey and lemon.
Other Home Remedies For Cough You May Try
Honey has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for coughs because it’s a natural expectorant, promoting the flow of mucus.
Mix 1 tablespoon honey into 1 cup hot water and enjoy.
Now how sweet is that? Squeeze some lemon juice in if you want a little tartness.
Before bedtime, adults may add 1 tablespoon brandy or whiskey to aid in sleep.
Ginger, which has antiviral properties, shares the limelight with licorice and anise in this cough remedy.
Combine 2 teaspoons freshly chopped ginger root, 2 teaspoons aniseed, and if available, 1 teaspoon dried licorice root in 2 cups boiling water.
Cover and steep for ten minutes.
Strain and sweeten with 1 or 2 teaspoons honey. Drink 1/2 cup, every one to two hours, but no more than 3 whole cups a day.