If you are suffering from chronic cough and bronchial problems, try out below home remedies which work miraculously on these sufferings and instant relief to throat irritation.These home remedies are natural and safe to use; however, you should avoid any of these in case of any irritation or allergy observed.
Effective Home Remedies For Chronic Cough
Honey is a proven cough suppressant since ancient times. It works as wonders for treating cough in adults as well as children. You can mix a teaspoon of honey with warm water and drink it.You can also try lemon tea made of honey, else mix some honey with pepper and take it directly. This will give you relief from coughing and also relax your throat and provide comfort to all irritations caused due to coughing.
You can also try out herbal teas made of fenugreek, lemon & ginger & honey, rosehip, licorice root, echinacea, marshmallow, thyme, etc. to relax your throat from constant coughing.These teas work as anti-bacterial remedies and clean your throat and give it a soothing relaxation. These teas provide vitamin c to body and also cure throat congestion thus relax the respiratory tract.
Water itself has so many solutions for coughing. With any of the above remedies or if you are on medicines for coughing, you should also drink sufficient luke warm water to avoid any dehydration in body. Inhale steam to relieve throat irritation. Steaming also helps in flushing out mucus from body.
To inhale steam, boil water in a medium size vessel. Hold you face above the vessel and cover it with a towel so that you can get direct steam. You should inhale steam for 20-30 minutes to get satisfactory results. There are steaming accessories also available in market which you can take to inhale steam on a regular basis.
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has been used for treating chronic cough since a long time. It gives relief from coughing and other respiratory problems. You can make tea of this herb and take it 3-4 times throughout the day to cure chronic cough. Licorice root develops a thin coating of mucilage (or mucous) on the inside layers of throat and thus protects its delicate tissues and flushes out phlegm from body.
It is an excellent remedy to treat sore throat and coughing instantly. However, licorice has some side-effects too like hormonal problems, headache, fatigue, high blood pressure as it contains a substance called glycyrrhizin. Therefore, you should avoid excess use of licorice root.
Lemon Drops Gargle
Lemon juice has properties to stimulate the flow of saliva. Therefore, when you gargle with water mix with lemon drops for three to four times a day, it gives you relief from throat irritation and cures coughing. If somehow you are not able to hold its bitter taste, add some drops of honey also.
Peppermint oil is another home remedy to treat chronic coughing. However, if taken in excess can be toxic; therefore you should only take 4-5 drops at a time. Peppermint should be strictly avoided for infants as it contains menthol.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.