There’s no doubt in the fact that cough helps your body in getting rid of the infections and irritants that have been residing in it but persistent coughing can be extremely irritating and painful. As far as the treatment is concerned, well, it depends on the underlying cause of coughing, which can be anything, from allergies to acid re-flux to infections.
Now, if you are someone suffering from persistent coughing and if you want some relief from all the pain and irritation then there are some natural remedies that can come in handy to you in this regard. Yes, you read that right! These remedies might not eliminate the root cause of coughing, but yes, they can help with pain relief.
Just make sure to first check the ingredients of all the remedies that we are about to mention because some ingredients can interfere with your medications, and that can ultimately lead you to unwanted side effects.
1-Honey Tea For Cough
Research shows that honey is a great product that can help people in getting some relief from a bad cough. Especially if you have a child with a really bad cough and if the pain is getting out of control, then you should try giving him some honey tea. It’s very easy to make the honey tea, all you have to do is to mix 2 tablespoons of honey in a cup of warm water, mix it and then drink it. You can consume honey tea at least twice a day for better results.
In case, you need quicker relief, and if you are suffering from a dry cough then you can even consume the honey directly. Just heat up some honey and put some black pepper on it and then once the mixture reaches a lukewarm temperature, put it out on a spoon and consume it.
Ginger possesses some of the best anti-inflammatory properties, and this is something that can help you with a bad dry cough. In fact, chances are that you’ve probably already heard people telling you to try ginger tea because yes, it’s effective! All you have to do is to use 20 to 40 grams of fresh ginger slices and then put then in a cup of hot water. Let the ginger steep a little inside the water and then take the slices out of the cup. Add some lemon or honey in the cup (just as your taste) and then consume this tea. Honestly, it’s one of the best ways to treat a bad cough!
3- Chili Peppers For Cough
Who thought chilli peppers could be a cure to a dry cough! Research shows that spicy food that has a lot of chilli in it, it helps in making the respiratory system stronger. Especially capsaicin and chilli peppers can help you in reducing your congestion and coughing that come with a postnasal drip. It depends on you how you want to consume chillies. You can eat some spicy food or drink some spicy fluid to treat your cough, and it will work!
4- Marshmallow root
A lot of people don’t know that Marshmallow roots can do wonders to people who are suffering from congestion or a cough. This herb can specifically be used to get rid of all the irritation from coughing because of the high mucilage content that it comes with. As far as the consumption is concerned, well, you can easily find Marshmallow root tea bags or dried herb in the market.
In case, you’ve got tea bags of this herb; you can just warm up some water in that case and then put the tea bag inside and then after 2 to 3 minutes, add some honey in it and drink it.
Gargling saltwater has always been the first thing that people do when they have a sore throat or a bad cough. And honestly, it’s one of the most effective remedies that you will ever try. With saltwater, your root cause of coughing won’t be eliminated, but yes, you will get some relief from the pain and the irritation.
These are some of the best natural remedies to try if you want to cure your cough. Use any of the above-mentioned methods, and we assure you that you will witness some good results.
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