Introduction to Coughs
Coughing is an involuntary action that is often sudden and repetitive. It is a reflex that aims to clear the breathing passages from secretions, foreign particles and other things that are irritating that passage.
There are many things that can cause coughs, and some of them include infections like respiratory tract infections and infections that come from a common cold or pneumonia, but a cough can also be triggered by a reactive airway disease like asthma or chronic bronchitis, or by gastroesophagel reflux disease, air pollution, foreign bodies, or even ACE inhibitors.Home Remedies for Coughs
There are natural remedies that will take care of a person’s cough, but they are a little time consuming. Nevertheless, the benefits are great, and it is always better to seek a natural remedy instead of drugs and products bought at the pharmacy.
However, one should consult a doctor before trying any of these natural remedies.
One natural way to get rid of a cough is to cut a lemon and then insert black pepper into it, after which the person should suck on it.
Also, one can take a little bit of white pepper, and add it to a teaspoon of natural honey, which should be taken four to five times each day until the cough subsides.
Grapes are also a great way to treat coughs and congestion generally.
Ginger slices with black pepper powder are also excellent. Make sure that the ginger is sun-dried, however. This pepper and ginger should be consumed with a teaspoon of honey two to three times each day.
Another good way to get rid of a cough is to gargle with lukewarm spinach juice. This is especially good for a dry cough.
Among natural dry cough remedies that stand out is mixing half a teaspoon of khas khas grass juice with two to three teaspoons of coconut milk and one teaspoon of honey. This is also very effective in getting rid of a dry cough.
A person can also make some tea by adding aniseed and holy basil leaves. This tea needs to be consumed twice each day in order to get rid of the cough and discomfort that accompanies it.
Take some raisins, put them in water and them make a thick paste out of them. The take the paste and put it into boiled water with 100 grams of sugar and then heat it all up until it turns into a saucy pulp. About 25 grams of this pulp should be taken before going to bed.