A regular and consistent coughing is one of the most irritating and embarrassing situation especially seen in seasonal transition. Sometimes the intensity and frequency of these coughing are enough to deprive the healthy condition of your body. A mild or seasonal infection of upper respiratory tract is one of the most common causes of coughing.
In this condition throat soothers, lozenges and cough syrups are the option you are searching for. But before starting with cough syrups you must know that either they are cough expectorant or suppressants. You must choice expectorant as they help loosen the cough by reducing its thickness.
Beside I would suggest some easy and handy home remedies from natural herbs and oils that are not only quite relieving but also liberated from the after effects or side effects of medicines or drugs.
Home remedy for cough
- Expectorant cough syrup
Any of the herb described in this chapter can be substituted for the herb in this recipe, unless you have an allergy or a condition that precludes you from taking them.
Combines all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat. Simmer uncovered, until the mixture has reduced by about one-half. Remove from the heat and strain. Cool to room temperature.
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Most essential oils have some antibiotics and expectorant effect. The best way to use them is in a steam inhalation, which takes their healing components deep into the lungs. Eucalyptus oil is especially helpful for pneumonia, because it not only is a decongestant but also helps you cough up mucus. Tea tree oil is another good choice because it’s a potent microbe fighter.
To make steam with either of these essential oils, careful pour water in a heat resistant bowl and place it on a sturdy table. Add a few drops lf essential oil, ;put a towel over your head , and hold your face drops of essential oil, put a towel over your head, and hold your face at least 30 centimeters away from the steam . Inhale deeply through mouth and nose until you can no longer smell the fragrant oils. Repeat at least three times per day.
You can also apply either of these essential oils directly to the chest after diluting with a vegetable oil
Another option is to make a heat pack. Moisten a thick piece of absorbent cotton or wool flannel with vegetables oilRemove from the heat and strain. Cool to room temperature. Take ½ to 1 teaspoonful as often as every two hours. Store in the refrigerator.
Another option is to make a heat pack. Moisten a thick piece of absorbent cotton or wool flannel with vegetables oil. Warm the cloth in a low temperature oven. Add 10 to 20 drops of eucalyptus or tea tree essential oil to the chest. Put a piece of plastic over the top of the back to protect your bedding and the top it with a hot water bottles if desired. Leave the pack on for 20-30 minutes. Repeat one to three times per day.
Both of these herbs are demulcent, which mean they contain soothing substances that decreases coughing by coating and protecting irritated tissue.repared: by Dr. Shivani Amola
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