Coughs can be caused by allergies and infections. There are natural methods that are very effective in soothing and eliminating coughs. Why not turn to nature and rely on its healing powers?
In many cases, honey can be more effective in relieving coughs than some prescription medicines. It has excellent analgesic properties and effectively coats irritated mucous membranes to provide relief to sore and irritated throats caused by coughing. Honey has a great role to play in helping to shorten the duration of coughs and the reason for this is that honey has antibacterial properties. To relieve coughs and chest pains, all you need to do is mix honey in warm water or milk and consume it.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which has therapeutic effects on both sore throat and cough. Turmeric increases the production of mucus and almost flushes out bacteria in the respiratory tract, as it has not only antibacterial but also anti-inflammatory effects. How to consume? Boil 2-3 dl of water, add a little turmeric powder and a finger of grated ginger. Boil for just 4-5 minutes and then remove from the heat. Add a pinch of black pepper and a teaspoon of honey to the turmeric tea to enhance the positive effects of the drink. You can consume 3-4 cups of turmeric tea a day.
Ginger can be another natural remedy to relieve cough. It has natural anaesthetic and soothing effects, reduces pain, inflammation and irritation in the throat. Peppermint has similar effects. You can also make a great syrup using these two herbs. Bring 2 dl of water to the boil, then add a large grated ginger and a bunch of peppermint. Then let it cool, strain and add 2 cups of raw honey. Blend, store in a clean, sterile jar and consume a teaspoonful of this syrup occasionally.
Thyme can be very useful for respiratory diseases. It reduces the symptoms of bronchitis and the severity of cough. The herb has antimicrobial properties and is also very rich in flavonoids, which relax the muscles in the throat, reducing pain and inflammation. Thyme can be taken in the form of tea.