Cough Remedies for Adults
A persistent and painful cough can be a symptom of serious respiratory issues, but seasonal illnesses often bring coughing with them. Uncontrollable coughing can be painful and extremely annoying. Not to mention, if you don’t do anything about your cough, it can lead to a lot of sleepless nights and pain in your throat. In addition, you can spread germs and viruses with every cough, infecting others around you.
Here are a few remedies that you can easily concoct at home for cough-relief.
1. Steam or Hot Showers
Steam can be very effective in loosening phlegm and clearing sinuses. A hot shower or a steam bath can provide immense relief and also calm sore muscles in your body. Constant coughing can cause shoulder and rib cage pain; adding Epsom salts to a bath can also be a good way of drawing out the toxins from the body, completely rejuvenating it. If you want to use the steam from the shower with the Epsom Salt, you can also do this! Here are some instructions:
- Mix 1 cup of Epsom salt with 1/3 cup of almond oil, coconut oil, or olive oil.
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil.
- Combine ingredients into a thick paste.
- Rub ingredients onto your body.
- Wash off.
2. Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathic medicines are a great natural way to improve your cough. Specific cold and flu remedies like Cold-Fix, can be especially effective. While conventional cough medication may calm you down and help you sleep better you must be careful which remedy you choose because they may have side effects. We recommend Cold-Fix because it has no known serious side effects or interactions with other medications and it is free of highly addictive sugar and caffeine. Furthermore, Cold-Fix works with your body’s own immune system to help you fight and keep away that nasty cough.
3. Homemade Cough Syrup
You can create your own remedy at home and with regular doses, it may heal the symptoms associated with coughing. Honey is a core ingredient in treating cough in Ayurvedic medicine. To create a cough syrup:
- Add crushed ginger
- A few tablespoons of honey
- Black pepper
- A few drops of lemon
This is a natural way to heal a mild cough and calm a sore throat. Honey is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties; it is also antimicrobial, which helps fight viruses and infections.
Hydration, this is the perfect remedy for most infections and illnesses as it helps detoxify the body through frequent urination. Water and fluids in general also help to thin out mucus and unclog your nasal cavity. When suffering from cough, amp up your water intake, preferably warm water, adding a couple of lemon drops in each glass. The remedy can help treat your symptoms.
5. Herbal Tea
Herbal tea blends often contain ingredients that are helpful in relieving coughs and sinuses. Ginger, cinnamon, cloves and so on can be very effective in calming severe coughs. Try adding a few cups of green or herbal tea to your routine. Thyme tea is another effective remedy as it is a common remedy used in Germany to heal whooping cough, respiratory infections, and bronchitis. Thyme tea can be made by steeping two tablespoons of crushed fresh or dried thyme leaves in boiling water for 10 minutes.
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The Bottom Line
Nature is filled with excellent remedies for a mild illness; however, if the condition persists or you cough up even the slightest hint of blood immediately visit your physician.