Coughs can last for different lengths of time or be triggered by many things. There are acute and chronic coughs. If the cough lasts for less than three weeks, it is called an acute cough, but if it lasts for more than two months, it is called a chronic cough.
Coughing usually indicates the presence of a disease, which can be severe or less severe. What diseases can cause coughing? Respiratory tract infection, respiratory disease, lung cancer. But coughing can also be caused by stress and anxiety.
If your cough is not caused by a serious illness, you can treat it with syrups that are easy to make at home. One of these great syrups requires nothing more than milk and turmeric. Heat a cup of milk and add a pinch of turmeric powder. Turmeric has a soothing effect on the mucous membranes and also reduces coughing. It is advisable to consume this mixture in the evening before going to bed as it significantly minimises coughing at night.
For the other mixture you will need honey, cinnamon, lemon and ginger. Mix a fingerful of grated ginger in a cup of honey, then add the freshly squeezed juice of a lemon and a teaspoon of cinnamon. If you cough, consume one or two teaspoons of this mixture every day.
Boil water, add basil leaves and grated ginger. Then let the mixture cool and add honey. This is one of the best natural cough syrups.
A good tea can also help in case of cough. Boil water, add ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then drink.
A honey garlic mixture can also work wonders when it comes to soothing a cough. Mix thoroughly half a cup of honey and the same amount of water. Chop a head of red onion and a clove or two of garlic. You can also add thyme and oregano. Leave to stand overnight and strain the next day. Consume one or two teaspoons of the herb a day. Store in the refrigerator.
Mix half a cup of honey and a small grated horseradish. Let it sit overnight and then spoon it out the next day.